Seminars, Grand Tasting close out Taste of Vail Saturday |

Seminars, Grand Tasting close out Taste of Vail Saturday

Daily staff report
VAIL CO, Colorado
Daily file photo/Kristin Anderson

VAIL – The 21st Annual Taste of Vail winds down today with interactive seminars and this evening’s Grand Tasting and Silent Auction at the Vail Cascade.

Taste of Vail on the Snow starts the last day of the three-day festival as participants ski with local chefs and participating Taste vintners. Ski instructors lead the group on a three-hour morning tour of Vail Mountain from 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets for Taste of Vail on the Snow are $50 per person and the price does not include a lift ticket.

After Saturday morning’s Taste of Vail on the Snow, the event gets a little sparkle – sparkling wine that is. Chef Adam Votaw from Atwater on Gore Creek at the Vail Cascade has teamed up with vintners from Gloria Ferrer for pairing, sampling and discussion of the evolution of sparkling wine. “Bubbles and Bites” takes place from 11 a.m. to noon at Atwater on Gore Creek at the Vail Cascade. Tickets are $50 per person.

Josh Wesson returns once again to the Taste of Vail for “Is the Price Right?” from 2 to 3 p.m. at Sonnenalp Resort of Vail. This year’s session will be a blind tasting of top-rated wines priced from $10 to $100. The goal will be to connect the right price with the right bottle of wine. Attendees may be surprised as the price quality may be deceiving. Tickets are $40 per person.

New this year, Grand Tasting guests can sign up for the Grand Tasting First Tracks sneak preview of the event. Grand Tasting First Tracks begins at 5:45 p.m. and allows guests to get into the popular event over an hour earlier. Beginning at 5:45 p.m. First Tracks guests will be treated to a champagne reception and then doors open to the event at 6 p.m. Pre-tasting perks include special limited edition wines and a tasting reception with Henriot Champagne. Price is $50 per person.

At 7 p.m. the doors open to the public for the Grand Tasting and Silent Auction. The pinnacle event of Taste of Vail features nearly 45 local and national chefs and 60 jury-selected wineries. This year the event will include a silent auction featuring some of the featured wines from the festival. This year’s event takes place at the Vail Cascade and is $175 per person.

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