The feeding line |

The feeding line

Staff Report

The Taste of Vail is a regular Bacchanalian extravaganza with the added bonus of a gourmet feast, portioned out in bite-sized morsels.

Though there’s an educational aspect that shouldn’t be missed ” face it, you want to learn about cheese, bourbon, coffee and wine ” the majority of the action happens at three tastings in three days. The Apres Ski Tasting focuses on any wine that isn’t a cab, chard or merlot. The Mountaintop Picnic offers the best picnic fare to be found anywhere, much less at 10,000 feet. And the Grand Tasting is, of course, the grandfather of them all.

Some Grand Tasting statistics:

35 restaurants

56 wineries

6,000 wine glasses

Vail’s a natural place to hold a vino and food festival, as there are 20 Wine Spectator Award-Winning restaurants in the valley, which happens to be the most per capita of any city in Colorado.

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