Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits fest set for Aug. 20-22
BEAVER CREEK, Colorado -The Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival is set for Aug. 20-22 this year. Te annual festival features culinary demonstrations, a wine dinner to benefit local charity The Bright Future Foundation and a variety of opportunities to learn, play and of course, eat and drink. New for this year, the Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival will host a barbecue event at the Beaver Creek Rodeo on Aug. 20 with renowned chefs Richard Sandoval of Modern Mexican restaurants and Waldy Malouf of Beacon Restaurant in New York City. Also returning this year are the popular “Fly Fish/Eat Fish” and “Walk & Wine” excursions. Additionally, several cocktail seminars are planned as well as free culinary demonstrations on Friday and Saturday. The weekend culminates with the “Best Of” walk around tasting on Saturday evening, featuring the wine and spirits winners as well as offerings from participating chefs.”The Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits epitomizes the best in wine, spirits, and food,” said Tony O’Rourke, executive director of the Beaver Creek Resort Company. “Beaver Creek is truly the most beautiful place to enjoy and learn more about the world’s best wines, spirits and the best in the culinary scene. We have an amazing lineup of guest chefs, as well as the winners of the San Francisco Wine and Spirits Competitions.”Anthony Dias Blue, executive director and founder of the San Francisco International Wine Competition and the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, will be in residence during the Wine & Spirits Festival. He brings with him the double gold medal winners from the competitions. Festival attendees will be able to sample the winning wines and spirits. For a full schedule of events, visit http://www.vilarcenter.org. Tickets are available at the Vilar Center Box Office. Call 970-845-TIXS for more information.
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