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Wine Time: Three Wineries to Visit During Taste of Vail

February 2, 2016 9:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
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Unlike many industry wine events, Taste of Vail is unique in that the actual owner or winemaker is likely to be the smiling person pouring you a glass of wine at many of the booths, making the event feel more personal and surely making it more memorable. Here are three don’t-miss wineries confirmed for the 2016 Taste of Vail. ZD Wines: This family-owned and operated Napa Valley winery has been run by three generations of the deLeuze family. Two aerospace engineers —Norman deLeuze and Gino Zepponi — started the winery in 1969. It was the early pioneer days of the California wine industry and the men wanted to produce world-class chardonnay and pinot noir reminiscent of France’s renowned Burgundy wines. ZD stands for the initials of the founding partners’ last names as well as Zero Defects, an acronym for the quality control program during the space race that Norman and Gino were a part of while at AeroJet in Sacramento. This winery has a long history with the Taste of Vail, with three generations of the family having attended TOV. This year is no different as Associate winemaker Brandon deLeuze will attend. St. Innocent Winery: Mark Vlossak, who remains the winemaker… View Article

Taste of Vail Debuts Commemorative Artwork for 25th Anniversary

March 13, 2015 9:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
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Tasked 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

Last Chance: Enter to Win Tickets to Taste of Vail’s Mountaintop Picnic

February 21, 2014 3:16 pm Published by 3 Comments
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Here’s your final chance to win tickets to ski country’s biggest and most celebrated picnic, Taste of Vail’s Mountaintop Picnic on Friday, April 2. All it takes is a completed entry form for the opportunity to take part in a gourmet picnic complete with fine wine, craft beer and cocktails on Vail Mountain. Refer friends, tweet us or follow us on Pinterest for even more chances to win! 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. Taste of Vail’s Mountain Top Giveaway includes two tickets to the event as well as overnight accommodations. The giveaway closes on Feb. 25 at 8 a.m., so get your entries in as soon as you can. The winner will be announced on Feb. 26.

Taste of Vail Featured Winery: Bodegas Muriel

January 23, 2014 6:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
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In 1982, Julian Murua Entrena set out to revive the winery his father, Jose Murua, brought to life in the 1920’s in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa. “Muriel” is the combination of the family name Murua and the town of Elciego. Known for its Riojan surroundings that produce some of the best terroir, the quaint village of Elciego houses the Bodegas Muriel cellars and has been woven into the name and history of the winery. Today, Julian and his son Javier run the winery with the mission to mend the winemaking traditions of the region with new technologies in order to make wines that express the best qualities of grapes coming from the Riojan vineyards. All Bodegas Muriel wines are 100% Tempranillo, the signature grape of the Rioja region. The unique micro-climate of the region is influenced by the Mediterranean, Continental and Atlantic climates, which helps the vines produce aromatic and elegant wines that have great potential to age. Come and try varietals produced by Bodegas Muriel at the 24th Annual Taste of Vail on April 2-5, 2014. Click here to purchase tickets.

Buy Early and Save for the 24th Annual Taste of Vail Food and Wine Festival

November 8, 2013 10:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
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  Buy now and save on tickets to the 24th Annual Taste of Vail food and wine festival, which is scheduled April 2-5, 2014. Save up to 20 percent on ticket prices when purchased before Dec. 31, 2013. Taste of Vail also is offering a variety of new ticket options for the 2014 event including a Signature Event Pass and special seminar packs. The Signature Event Pass provides access to the 10th Annual Colorado Lamb Cookoff & Apres Ski Tasting, Mountaintop Picnic and Grand Tasting for $350 (regular $385). New Four and Six-Pack Seminar passes also are available for attendees to experience a wide range of entertaining and educational sessions. The Four-Pack is on sale for $110 (regular $150) and the Six-Pack is currently $155 (regular $185). These seminar packs are non-transferrable and guests will need to sign up for individual sessions once they are announced. “We wanted to provide our attendees with more flexible pass options,” said Chris Chantler, chairman of the Taste of Vail board. “These new ticket options allow guests to mix and match the Taste of Vail experience they would like to have.” Individual event tickets also are on sale now with the signature Mountaintop Picnic… View Article