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Vail Wine Ink column: Idaho’s Lewis-Clark Valley is the new appellation (1)

April 26, 2016 — 

Where does your wine come from? Well, when you buy an American wine, the answer is almost always on the label.Say you buy a wine from California. On the label …

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Zone in on health with cookbook authors at The Bookworm of Edwards (2)

April 26, 2016 — 

EDWARDS — Dinnertime in Colorado looks different for many families, especially if a family member is an athlete. Training regimes and sports nutrition entertain non-athletes for only so long and …

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Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Fest ends 16-year run in Vail, moves to Breckenridge (3)

April 26, 2016 — 

After 16 years of craft beer weekends in Vail, the Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival on Tuesday announced the 2017 event would move from its seven-year home at the …

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Offseason dining deals, part 2: Minturn, Eagle and everywhere between (4)

April 21, 2016 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — Mud season means deals season througout the valley and here are a few of the specials currently available.Specials and closures are subject to change, and additional restrictions …

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Offseason dining deals, part 1: Vail Village, Lionshead Village, elsewhere in Vail (5)

April 21, 2016 — 

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part series on dining deals and restaurant closures for the mud season in Eagle County. Check out Friday’s High Life section …

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Vail Wine Ink column: Open a bottle of rose and pretend it’s summer (6)

April 19, 2016 — 

Early spring is the time of year when, though winter has not quite let go, you can sense the first signs of summer just around the next corner. There’s no …

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La Tour in Vail Village presents wine dinner hosted by Scott Woodward (7)

April 19, 2016 — 

VAIL — La Tour Restaurant & Bar is teaming up with Appellation Wine Co. to host a wine dinner to enlighten the novice, as well as delight the most sophisticated …

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Local writer Suzanne Hoffman pens ‘Labor of Love: Wine Family Women of Piemonte’ (8)

April 19, 2016 — 

Suzanne Hoffman is not a wine expert. The valley local prides herself on being a wine family expert.Hoffman first traveled to the Piemonte wine region of Italy in 1999. In …

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Vail Wine Ink column: Burgundy versus Bordeaux, two iconic regions for wine (9)

April 12, 2016 — 

The most important thing about a wine is that you enjoy it.But if you have any interest in navigating the world’s best wines, the one thing you should know is …

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Going organic, Part 2: Corn-fed versus grass-fed beef (10)

April 12, 2016 — 

Editor’s note: This is the second in a monthly series of columns about the benefits of eating organic food.Cattle are ruminants, and unlike us humans, they have a highly evolved …

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Wine Ink: Pacific Star’s front-row seat to the Pacific Ocean (11)

April 5, 2016 — 

The quest was to find the western-most winery in the continental United States. I ended up finding the most beautiful wine tasting “room” in perhaps all the world.When one goes …

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Ode to spring: Food trends from Taste of Vail and food consultants Baum and Whiteman (12)

April 5, 2016 — 

While spring has thus far been elusive at 8,150 feet, I do feel like George Winston’s melodic “Winter Into Spring” instrumental will be serenading our valley this week. As we …

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Photo gallery: Taste of Vail brings thousands to the mountains for gourmet food, wine and spirits (13)

April 5, 2016 — 

The annual Taste of Vail culinary festival concluded Sunday, wrapping up five days of food and wine seminars, specialty dinners and signature events. Attendees at Wednesday’s Debut of 2015 Rose …

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Taste of Vail events teach that rose wine is more complex than expected (14)

April 2, 2016 — 

Editor’s note: Associated Press style has us leave out the accent mark on rose, the wine. So while it seems to read like the well-known flower, read it here as …

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Steve Lewis teaches nuance of real olive oil at Taste of Vail seminar (15)

March 31, 2016 — 

VAIL — Steve Lewis is all about olive oil. He can differentiate between the tastes, the smells, how you should cook with it, how it should be stored, etc.“Olive oil …

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Specialty dinners, new seminars added to Taste of Vail lineup (16)

March 30, 2016 — 

VAIL — Taste of Vail organizers recently released two additional programs for the annual event, which runs through Sunday. A handful of specialty dinners also are offered throughout the festival …

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High Altitude Baking: Crumbly caramel bars (recipe) (17)

March 29, 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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Vail Wine Ink column: Wine 101: California’s institutions of higher learning (18)

March 29, 2016 — 

“The Davis kids are very analytical, with a good understanding of science. The Fresno kids seem to be a little more hands-on and have a feel for the work and …

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Colorado winter warming cocktails (19)

March 25, 2016 — 

Afer you raise your glass to a great day on the slopes, almost nothing beats sipping a steamy and seasonal libation. Try to make these warming drinks on your own, …

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The brunch bunch: Vail Valley restaurants roll out special eats for Easter (20)

March 25, 2016 — 

Got a hankering for brunch this Easter? We contacted more than 100 restaurants up and down the valley to see who’s hosting Easter festivities, from buffet spreads to a la …

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