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Wine Tasting and Seminars

Elevate Your Palate, and Your Knowledge

March 25, 2019 8:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts PinterestTwitterFacebookEach year, Taste of Vail offers a variety of seminars designed to give attendees the opportunity to both interact with, and learn from, some of the nation’s best winemakers and Sommeliers. The 2019 line-up of seminars maintains a global focus that highlights some of the best winemaking regions of the world. There’s no passport required for this global experience, but do bring a thirst for knowledge, and fine wine! And don’t worry—you won’t be missing out on other events while you’re in a seminar! All seminars are scheduled strategically around Tate of Vail’s signature events to allow participants to enjoy every possible experience. Get to know Taste of Vail’s 2019 Seminars: Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea Cupping & Tour Thursday, April 4th, 10 am – 11:30 am While this 4-day festival certainly celebrates the love our attendees have for grapes—and all the heavenly things that are crafted from them, we also want to celebrate the ultimate day-starter, the coffee bean. This seminar will be hosted by a coffee expert with 25 years of experience from Vail’s own Mountain Coffee & Tea. Coffee lovers will find out firsthand what it takes to turn a bean into a dearly beloved beverage. Riedel… View Article

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6 Reasons Why You Should Attend Taste of Vail 2019

March 25, 2019 8:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts PinterestTwitterFacebookIn the mountains, we know how to welcome Spring! This year, Vail is celebrating the 29th rendition of their signature four-day festival, Taste of Vail. And while it may be hard to believe that it could possibly get better than years past, each year ups the ante with a variety of fantastic palette pleasing offerings and daily events. And, of course, the incredible skiing and stunning mountain-town atmosphere that Vail is known for. Whether you’re a Colorado native, or a foodie that travels for food that really dazzles, Taste of Vail is the can’t-miss event of the season—and we’re not the only ones that think so. Forbes, Travel Channel, and USA Today have all rated Taste of Vail among the top food and wine festivals in the nation! If that’s not reason enough to attend this year’s Taste of Vail event, we’ve got 6 seriously good—and seriously delicious—reasons why you shouldn’t miss Taste of Vail 2019. Yes way Rosè Like to be first? The Debut of Rosé 2019 event offers attendees the special privilege of tasting just released 2018 Rosès from around the Northern Hemisphere for the first time! This event is the first of its kind in the country,… View Article

Taste of Vail Tickets Make Great Holiday Gifts!

November 23, 2015 8:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts PinterestTwitterFacebookWith the holidays right around the corner and just a little over a month left in our Early Bird Special, now is the perfect time to purchase Taste of Vail tickets for your friends and loved ones! Rated among the Nation’s top food and wine festivals by Forbes.com, USA Today, and the Travel Channel, the Taste of Vail is heaven for foodies, wine lovers, and Vail lifestyle enthusiasts alike. Vail’s finest chefs and restauranteurs are showcased alongside winemakers from over 50 of the country’s top wineries against the backdrop of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Grab your friends and family, and join us for a variety of food and wine tastings and seminars! Come for just one or two events, or get the Signature Pass and enjoy a six days of delicious cuisine and fine beverages. We can’t wait to see you there!

Taste of Vail Award-Winning Poster

October 19, 2015 8:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts PinterestTwitterFacebookLast week, the 25th Anniversary Taste of Vail poster was nominated for the Art Directors’ Club of Denver’s 2015 Annual Show for Best Illustration!  We are thrilled that the ADCD recognized the various digital techniques used to create an abstract illustration depicting iconic Vail imagery, and elements of food and wine.  The poster blends the nature-filled Rocky Mountain landscape with the epicurean Vail lifestyle. And, if you look closely, you can find several event-related symbols hidden within the design! These iconic Taste of Vail posters are still available for purchase on our website here. Also on sale are tickets to the 2016 Taste of Vail! Experience Vail’s most iconic food and wine event from March 30th to April 2nd! You can choose to purchase tickets to any single event, or purchase our Signature Pass and attend them all. Tickets are available now at last year’s prices. Get your tickets before the prices go up on January 1st! What makes the Taste of Vail so unique is that you have the chance to meet and speak with the vineyard owners and winemakers themselves, rather than just distributers. Wineries are already starting to sign up for the 2016 event! Click here to find out who’s going to be… View Article

Taste of Vail Debuts Commemorative Artwork for 25th Anniversary

March 13, 2015 9:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts PinterestTwitterFacebookTasked with the challenge to create an iconic piece of art for Taste of Vail’s 25th anniversary April 8-11, local ad firm and event sponsor Avid Design put their best talent to the test. The selected design, created by Art Director Coni Terrado, was considered a labor of love given her brief hiatus and recent return to Vail. Terrado uses various digital techniques to create an abstract work of art, which depicts several iconic locations found in Vail Village and on Vail Mountain. Further detail connects the location to Taste of Vail with a glass of wine complimented by a bottle all set in the nature-filled landscape that is Vail. “To me, Taste of Vail is as iconic as the Covered Bridge, the Clock Tower, and the Back Bowls of Vail,” said Terrado. “It is part of what makes Vail so unique and special.” Terrado has spent the last five years living in two different countries, each six months at a time. After completing her graphic design degree in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she was ready to commit to Vail full-time. “Vail has a very special place in my heart, and I’m thrilled to be back,” said Terrado. “I love the… View Article

Winner Selected for Taste of Vail’s Mountaintop Picnic Giveaway

February 25, 2014 11:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts PinterestTwitterFacebookWe’d like to congratulate Becky from Denver for winning Taste of Vail’s Mountaintop Picnic Giveaway. With more than 200 entries, Becky was randomly selected and will be receiving two tickets to enjoy ski country’s most celebrated picnic along with overnight lodging accommodations in Vail. The Mountaintop Picnic is located at 10,350 feet above sea level in a hand-built snow arena near Vail Mountain’s Eagle Bahn Gondola. Chefs from Vail’s top restaurants serve up gourmet foods, while guest wineries pour selections of their finest varietals. Guests can ski over or take the gondola out of Lionshead to access the on-mountain picnic. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit Taste of Vail’s website.

24th Annual Taste of Vail Commemorative Artwork Revealed

December 19, 2013 3:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts PinterestTwitterFacebookVail local artist Charmayne Bernhardt brings a signature Taste of Vail scene to life for the 24th annual food and wine festival’s commemorative artwork! “The idea of asking a local artist to create our commemorative artwork is a tradition for Taste of Vail,” said Chris Chantler, chairman of the Taste of Vail board.. “It’s important to us that our guests are able take a part of the Taste of Vail experience home and proudly display it.” Bernhardt uses watercolor to create a realistic painting depicting fine wine, fresh food and a mountain backdrop for the commemorative artwork. Further detail can be found on the wine labels where signature images of Vail Village, the International Bridge and Vail Mountain are delicately painted to create a masterpiece unique to Taste of Vail. “I wanted the painting to say all the things that Taste of Vail is, without words,” said Bernhardt. “Someone can look at it and think Vail, mountains, food, wine and fun.” Bernhardt has been a Vail resident for 40 years and an artist since she was a child.  She attended an  “Old Masters” art school on a full scholarship and learned a variation of styles under strict training. “Drawing and painting… View Article