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Organizers announce dates for 16th annual Taste of Vail

CREATED: 2006-01-24 12:46 PM


Stephen Lloyd Wood, media liaison
(970) 949-9774

Taste of Vail, April 5-8

VAIL, Colo. - Organizers of the annual Taste of Vail festival have released the dates of the nation's premier culinary and wine event for 2006: April 5-8.
Tickets are available online at
Important dates and events of the 16th annual Taste of Vail include:
• Wednesday, April 5 - The 2nd annual Colorado Lamb Cook-Off.
• Thursday, April 6 - The Après-Ski Tasting, "Life Beyond Chardonnay, Cabernet & Merlot."
• Thursday, April 6 - The Cigar Seminar, sponsored by Cigar Aficionado magazine.
• Friday, April 7 - The annual Mountaintop Gourmet Picnic, on top of Vail Mountain.
• Friday, April 7 - The Chocolate Seminar.
• Friday, April 7 - The Cocktail "Mix-Off."
• Saturday, April 8 - The Grand Tasting, Dance and Auction.
This year, more than 5,000 attendees and volunteers and 58 wineries are expected to participate, along with chefs from three dozen restaurants in the Vail Valley - home to more than 20 Wine Spectator award-winning restaurants, the most of any resort community in the United States.
Guest chefs for 2006 include:
• Rick Moonen of rm restaurant at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.
• Martial Noguiere of one sixtyblue in Chicago.
• Jennifer Jasinski of Rioja in Denver.
Meanwhile, Denver-based artist Anton Arkhipov's specially created painting, "Enchanged Journey," serves as the 2006 festival's official artwork; and Schott Zweisel glassware - now sponsoring the Taste of Vail through 2010 - is supplying glassware.
The Taste of Vail is a nonprofit organization, having contributed more than $300,000 to local charities in the past 15 years.
For more information, visit or contact:
• Media Liaison Stephen Lloyd Wood at, 970-949-9774 or 970-926-5640 (fax).
• Festival Administrator Amy Phillips,, 970-331-1645 or 970-926-5665 or 970-926-5640 (fax).

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