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Vail wines: Spain and Italy make great whites

Sue Barham
Vail CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado –Wine University in Vail, Colorado tastes and explores the great whites of Spain and Italy on Thursday at Larkspur Restaurant.

Wine Director Kevin Furtado will showcase the alberinos, verdejos and muscats of Spain and Italy’s fiano, soave and myrto.

“These varietals are light and refreshing and have high acidity,” he said. “They are perfect with summer’s light dishes – grilled meat or fish, salads or picnic fare.”

The American wine industry has recognized that these wines are a welcome relief in today’s economy, and has made them more widely available in restaurants and liquor stores. You may never have heard of these whites, but their affordable price tags and crisp characteristics make them a great choice for warm-weather drinking.

To try these wines and determine your favorites, register for Wine University. Class is held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30p p.m. and costs $40 per person. Chef Armando Navarro will serve light picnic snacks to accompany the class.

For reservations, call 970-754-8050. For details on the entire Wine University syllabus, please visit: http://www.larkspurvail.com/documents/WineUschedule_000.pdf