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Wine & Spirits Series returns to Beaver Creek

Daily staff reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comBeaver Creek CO, Colorado
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BEAVER CREEK, Colorado Beaver Creeks Wine and Spirits Series features a weekend of wine and spirits seminars, tastings and dinners Friday and Saturday. The events will be hosted by food wine and travel expert, Anthony Dias Blue. The weekend kicks off with a South of the Equator wine dinner, which will highlight the creative energy and bottlings by the talented young winemakers from the southern hemisphere who use natural, sustainable production methods. This area of the world is quickly gaining recognition for its exciting new wines, which will be offered and complemented by food pairings by Splendidos Chef David Walford. The South of the Equator dinner takes place on Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. and the cost is $125 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Splendido at the Chateau in Beaver Creek at 970-845-8808.On Saturday, the Beaver Creek Chophouse hosts the Paso Robles Rhone Zone Wine Tasting from 3 to 4 p.m. Paso Robles, located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, is Californias fastest growing wine region known as the Rhone Zone. The region of rolling hills sits at the edge of the Pacific Ocean and its sun-drenched vineyards produce rich, complex white wines featuring Rhone varieties such as Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne and intense red wines made from Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Carignan. This seminar will provide an informative and delicious tour of the region through its best white and red Rhone varietal blends. Along with the wine tasting, the Beaver Creek Chophouse will pair wines with their featured cuisine. The Paso Robles Rhone Zone Wine Tasting is $20 per person and reservations should be made by calling 970-845-5974 or e-mail kdeighan@vailresorts.com. The Beaver Creek Wine and Spirits Series dates are Friday and Saturday, and March 5-8, 2009. For more information, visit http://www.beavercreek.com or call 970-845-9090.

What: South of the Equator wine dinner.Where: Splendido at the Chateau in Beaver Creek.When: Friday, 7 to 10 p.m.Cost: $125 per person plus tax and gratuity.More information: Call 970-845-8808.What: Paso Robles Rhone Zone Wine TastingWhere: Beaver Creek ChophouseWhen: Saturday, 3 to 4 p.m.Cost: $20 More information: Call 970-845-5974 or e-mail kdeighan@vailresorts.com


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