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Valentine’s Day dining: Aphrodisiacs abound in dining specials around the Vail Valley (1)

February 7, 2016 — 

Valentine’s Day falls during Presidents Day weekend this year, which means restaurants up and down the valley will already have their hands full with vacation crowds. But a few brave …

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Pigskin pairings: Local chefs prepare for Super Bowl appetites (2)

February 6, 2016 — 

Are you ready for some football food? Bars and restaurants all around the Vail Valley are preparing menus of shared bites and cocktail specials for the Super Bowl today — …

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Science of Food column: Ginger is a gift to your gut (3)

February 2, 2016 — 

Ginger root is part of the Zingiberacae family of plants, same as turmeric root, and has been used in herbal medicine to treat nausea and digestive disorders for more than …

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Learn the Science Behind fermented foods and better understand prebiotics and probiotics (4)

February 2, 2016 — 

AVON — Naturally fermented live foods have always been around, but most Americans no longer consume much beneficial bacteria as part of their daily diets. Examples of fermented food include …

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Paul Wade named executive chef at Arrabelle at Vail Square (5)

February 2, 2016 — 

VAIL — This week, the Arrabelle at Vail Square announced the appointment of Paul Wade to the position of executive chef. In his position, Wade will lead the property’s on-site …

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Vail Wine Ink column: Grab some NFL-inspired offerings for your Super Bowl party (6)

February 2, 2016 — 

When the clock strikes zero at the end of Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night, you might expect the winning team to head to the locker room for a traditional …

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Maya hosts tequila tasting, dinner and cookbook signing with chef Richard Sandoval (7)

January 26, 2016 — 

AVON — Maya in The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa is hosting a special Tequila Tasting & Dinner with internationally acclaimed chef Richard Sandoval on Feb. 5.The evening will feature …

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High Altitude Baking: Chocolate brownie sweethearts (recipe) (8)

January 26, 2016 — 

Editor’s note: High altitudes make cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and …

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Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend pairs Western flare with food and wine (9)

January 26, 2016 — 

Still trying to digest all the food you consumed during the Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend? It takes a few steps, like this: quick, quick, slow … quick, quick, slow …

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Vail Wine Ink column: Wine prescription to manage weight, improve health (10)

January 26, 2016 — 

January is when we all begin to consider that perhaps we should drop a pound or two after the holidays. So it was when I found myself at a gathering …

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Bonfire Brewing releases new tequila barrel-aged sour beer with Beaver Liquors (11)

January 23, 2016 — 

AVON — For the past three years, Beaver Liquors owner David Courtney has been sending his store managers to the Herradura distillery in Jalisco, Mexico, to choose single-barrel tequilas for …

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Guest chefs, demos and tastings make Beaver Creek a delicious destination this weekend (12)

January 22, 2016 — 

BEAVER CREEK — Here’s an easy-to-follow recipe for a great winter day in Beaver Creek: Ski. Eat. Drink. These activities are enjoyed with gusto during the resort’s biggest gourmand gathering …

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Vail Wine Ink column: Time for a wine trip? Check out Australia and New Zealand (13)

January 19, 2016 — 

It’s still early winter here in the Northern Hemisphere. The vines are fallow, rain is falling on Northern California (thankfully), and there is snow on some of the high vineyards …

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Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend brings top chefs for slopeside eats (14)

January 19, 2016 — 

The Colorado culinary scene is hoppin’, and the mountains are calling to chefs from near and far for an epicurean weekend on the slopes of Beaver Creek.The ski resort hosts …

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New dietary guidelines: Lean meat OK, cut the added sugars, especially sugary drinks (15)

January 13, 2016 — 

WASHINGTON — Some Americans may not have to cut back on eggs and salt as much as they once thought and eating lean meat is still OK. But watch the …

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High Altitude Baking: Chewy chocolate chip-oatmeal cookies (recipe) (16)

January 13, 2016 — 

Editor’s note: High altitudes makes cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and …

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Sommeliers spend years studying, tasting and traveling to reach the pinnacle of their profession (17)

January 13, 2016 — 

the life of a sommelier is often far more complex than the ritualistic dance between palate and drink of see, smell, slurp and swish; it’s hard to depict the years …

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Vail Wine Ink column: Getting the most from your wine-buying experience (18)

January 13, 2016 — 

In years gone by, to buy a book you went to an independent bookstore. You actually talked with the folks who worked there, walked the aisles, opened a few books …

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Vail Wine Ink column: A fly by at Charles Smith’s Jet City winery in Seattle (19)

January 11, 2016 — 

“The funny thing is, I’m terrified of flying,” chuckled Washington winemaker Charles Smith as we stood watching a 787 glide in for a landing from the window of his wondrous …

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Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival returns to Vail with seminars, tastings (20)

January 11, 2016 — 

If you’ve ever attended Vail’s Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival, you’re likely familiar with the Commercial Tasting, where breweries from all over the country break out their limited-edition and …

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