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More new seminars announced for Taste of Vail, April 5-9

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The Taste of Vail develops a series of new seminars each year designed to help food and wine enthusiasts expand their knowledge through interactive sessions. The festival returns to Vail, April 5-9.

VAIL — The Taste of Vail announced additional seminars as part of its 2017 event, taking place April 5-9 in the heart of Vail. As one of the nation's top food and wine festivals, it is one of the few events in the country that invites dozens of winemakers and owners from all over the world to pour wine and interact with participants.

The Taste of Vail develops a series of new seminars each year designed to help food and wine enthusiasts expand their knowledge through interactive sessions. The latest new seminars include:

• Riesling Rising: Refined, Expressive & Dry — With new winemaking techniques, enthusiastic growers have given Riesling a strong bid for the market — and mind-space. Richard Grosche will discuss what many of us are still learning about Riesling's expressive nature taste.

• Hard to Handle: Perfect Pairings for Difficult Dishes — Wine expert Josh Wesson will help you pair the foods you are never quite sure about.

Other seminar highlights

Additional seminars include:

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• Gloria Ferrer Blending Tasting — Taste some of Gloria Ferrer Cave & Vineyards' various styles of bubbly. After this, taste through nine or 10 base wines and create your own blend.

• Grenache Tasting with Tablas Creek Vineyard — Grenache can come from all over the world. California's winemakers are making some wonderful Grenache. The most distinguished are well-balanced with compelling aromas, bright-red fruits and a hint of spiciness.

• Blind Tasting — Advanced Sommelier Jeremy Campbell leads a seminar on tasting wine like a professional. You will learn a logical, deconstructive method to smelling, tasting and accurately assessing a wine and all of its facets. This is a method used by sommeliers for blind tasting in exams and an impartial, unbiased way to accurately judge a wine.

About the festival

The 27th annual Taste of Vail features more than 30 guest chefs, restaurateurs and sommeliers, as well as more than 55 top wineries from around the world. Over the five-day festival, attendees experience signature events including the 2016 Debut of Rose, The American Lamb Cook-Off and Apres Ski Tasting, The Mountain Top Tasting and the Grand Tasting, as well as seminars, intimate wine pop ups, dinners and more.

Individual event tickets and signature event passes are now on sale. Four- and six-pack seminar tickets are available for those wanting a more intimate learning experience with participating wineries and local chefs. The four-pack seminar tickets are $150 or get a six-pack for $180. Individual seminar tickets are $50. The Mountain Top Tasting is $145, The Lamb Cook Off & Apres Ski Tasting is $85, Debut of Rose 2016 is $55 and the Grand Tasting is $190. Signature event packages, with tickets to all flagship events, are $430.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.tasteof vail.com or call 970-401-3320. Follow the festival on social media at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and #tasteofvail.