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Beaver Creek hosts wine and spirit seminars

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Vail, CO, Colorado
Food and wine critic Anthony Dias Blue will lead a weekend of seminars July 12-13 in Beaver Creek.
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BEAVER CREEK ” Anthony Dias Blue of Blue Lifestyle presents an experience for wine and spirit lovers at the Beaver Creek Wine and Spirits Series, July 12-13. Participants in the exclusive seminars and winemaker dinner can learn about and enjoy favorite summertime wines and spirits.

Here’s the schedule:

” Gin Drinks of Summer

When: Thursday, July 12, 3:30-5 p.m.

Where: TBA

Cost: $20 per adult

Information: Whether you’re a longtime convert or a curious newbie, gin is definitely in, and the shelves are overflowing with exceptional versions, both classic and cutting-edge. Join gin lover and aficionado Anthony Dias Blue for an afternoon of tasting different gins and classic (Gin and Tonic and Dry Martini) and fun (Berry Fizz and Mint Collins) summer gin drinks.

For tickets, call 845-5974 or e-mail kcopeland@vailresorts.com

” Latin American Libations

When: Thursday, July 12, 6-7 p.m.

Where: Beaver Creek Chophouse Deck

Cost: $20 per adult

Information: Join Anthony Dias Blue for a tour through Latin America. Learn about the trendiest spirits, from tequila and rum to cachaça and pisco, coming from the Southern hemisphere. And enjoy the most popular drinks being made with these spirits, including Caipirinha from Brazil, Margarita from Mexico, Mojito from Cuba and Pisco Sour from Peru and Chile.

For tickets, call 845-5974 or email kcopeland@vailresorts.com

” Winemaker Dinner

When: Friday, July 13, 7-10 p.m.

Where: Splendido at the Chateau

Cost: $85 per adult plus tax and gratuity

Information: A splendid Splendido feast featuring celebrated chef David Walford’s transcendent cooking, accompanied by the following featured wines:

” 2006 Martin Codax Albarino

” 2005 Bridlewood Viognier, Central Coast

” 2005 Martin Codax Ergo Rioja

” 2005 MacMurray Ranch “Winemakers Block” Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

” 2005 Rancho Zabaco “Toreador” Zinfandel, Monte Rosso Vineyard

For tickets, call 845-8808

About Anthony Dias Blue

Blue is a published author, columnist, TV and radio personality and his company runs numerous food and wine events and competitions throughout the world. His James Beard award-winning work spans all forms of media and is circulated to more than 50,000,000 consumers each month.

In addition to the wine and sprits series, complimentary interactive culinary demonstrations will be offered. Guests can learn to prepare and taste their favorite dishes with guidance from Beaver Creek’s top chefs. Chef Jay McCarthy of Blue Moose Restaurant will demonstrate the preparation of Chicken Fettuccine at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 13.


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