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Taste of Vail Announces New Rosé Event to Kick Off 24th Annual Spring Food and Wine Festival

CREATED: 2014-02-17 02:38 PM

Vail, Colo. - Jan. 2014 - The 24th Annual Taste of Vail kicks off on April 2 with the Debut of Rosé, a new event that gives guests the opportunity to taste more than 100 rosés from all over the world. Taking place from 3-6 p.m. at Arrabelle at Vail Square in Lionshead Village, the event also will offer food pairings from local restaurants for participants to enjoy while sampling from the largest selection of rosé wines.

"We're excited to feature one of the hottest wine trends at this year's Taste of Vail," said Chris Chantler, president of Taste of Vail. "Not only will there be a huge variety rosé wines, Debut of Rosé will be one of the first events to showcase newly released rosés from 2013. "

Rosé wine is the liquid component of the much-celebrated lifestyle of Mediterranean France. However, it has not enjoyed similar recognition in the United States until quite recently. As a category, rosé wines embrace an immense diversity of styles and flavors, especially if sparkling rosés are included. From semi-sweet to off-dry to bone-dry (very dry), they're startlingly refreshing and immensely seductive. Rosé wines also are extremely versatile with food and pair well with an astounding variety of cuisines.

In addition, wine expert Josh Wesson will be at Debut of Rosé to guide guests throughout the event. Though best known as the co-founder of retail store Best Cellars in New York City, for thirty years Wesson has been a featured as an expert in food and wine pairing for numerous publications and television shows such as the Today Show and Good Morning America.

Guests wishing to attend Debut of Rosé can purchase a $50 event pass online at, or pay $4 per tasting at the event. This event is included in the Festival Pass, which also is available for purchase online.

Taste of Vail also has partnered with Pink Vail, the world's largest ski day to conquer cancer, for the Debut of Rosé event. Participants are able to register and donate at the Pink Vail tent that will be set up for the rosé tasting event.

Rosé wines featured at Debut of Rosé include Saintsbury's Rosé of Pinot Noir, Chateau Campuget Rosé 2013, Estaldado Sparkling Rosé from Torres Chile, Canyon Wind's 2013 47-10 Rosé and many more.

Taste of Vail is the nation's premier spring food and wine festival, held at several different venues throughout North America's most popular mountain resort from April 2-5, 2014. In addition to the new seminars offered during the 24th Annual Taste of Vail, the event will include, the Debut of Rosé, the 10th Annual Colorado Lamb Cook-off and Après Ski Tasting, the Mountaintop Picnic and the Grand Tasting.

Individual event tickets and signature event passes are now on sale. For more information on the Taste of Vail or to purchase tickets, please visit

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