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Learn about Greek wine in Beaver Creek

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Beaver Creek – Steve Olson is a master of empowerment. He believes in the power of the palate, and to each his (or her) own. The Bon Appetit Wine and Spirits consultant teaches seminars around the globe about wine, beer, spirits, sake and any other drink he encounters. His motto? Make tasting fun by removing the intimidation factor and the pretense.

He teaches an apres ski seminar on Greek wine today for Beaver Creek’s Master Chef Classic. Leading attendees through the vineyards and varietals of Greece, the hands-on seminar will include wine tastings paired with food created by Beaver Creek Chophouse Corporate Chef Jay McCarthy. Sunny hills and ocean breezes have contributed to Greece’s rich enological history, and Olson has plenty to teach.

The seminar takes place at the Beaver Creek Chophouse, located at the base of Centennial chairlift, today from 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets are still available for the event, and are $65. Visit http://www.beavercreek.com/masterchefclassic for more information on the event or to buy tickets.

First course

Grilled salmon salad on arugula and spinach with mountain citrus vinaigrette

Paired with

Domaine Tselepos, Moschofilero, Mantinia

Domaine Sigalas, Assyrtiko, Santorini

Domaine Gerovassiliou, Malagousia, Epanomi

Second course

Sumac-roasted steak on mushroom conserva with caramelized Shallots

Paired with

Tsantali, Rapsani Reserve, Rapsani, Thessalia

Ktyma Kir-Yiannis, Ramnista, Xynomavro, Naoussa

Xynomavro, Hedgehog, Alpha Estate, Amyndeo

Megas Oenos, Domaine Skouras, Peloponnese

Third course

Peach tarts with ginger-chantilly creme

Paired with

Samos Grand Cru

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