Learn about Greek wine in Beaver Creek
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.
Grilled salmon salad on arugula and spinach with mountain citrus vinaigrette
Domaine Tselepos, Moschofilero, Mantinia
Domaine Sigalas, Assyrtiko, Santorini
Domaine Gerovassiliou, Malagousia, Epanomi
Sumac-roasted steak on mushroom conserva with caramelized Shallots
Tsantali, Rapsani Reserve, Rapsani, Thessalia
Ktyma Kir-Yiannis, Ramnista, Xynomavro, Naoussa
Xynomavro, Hedgehog, Alpha Estate, Amyndeo
Megas Oenos, Domaine Skouras, Peloponnese
Peach tarts with ginger-chantilly creme
Samos Grand Cru