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Wine tasting benefits orthopedic research

Daily Staff Report

VAIL – Connoisseurs next month can taste some fine wine and mingle with the wine maker, all to benefit orthopedic research and education. On Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m., the Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation will host the second annual Winemaker Dinner at the Larkspur Restaurant in Vail.Priced at $500 per person, proceeds from the evening will benefit the medical and educational research programs at the Vail-based Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation. The dinner price is all-inclusive, including tax and gratuity. Renowned Larkspur chef Thomas Salamunovich will create a menu to go with wines made by the Wagner Family, owners of Caymus Vineyards.Wines served will include 2002 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet, 2003 Conundrum Cabernet, 2002 Mer Soleil Chardonnay, 2002 Belle Glos Pinot Noir, 2002 Taylor Lane Pinot Noir, 1994 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet, 1997 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet, 2001 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet and 2000 Mer Soleil Late. On the morning of Jan. 29, skiers and snowboarders can hit the slopes before they open to the public. “First Light First Tracks” is included in the price of the dinner.”The Winemaker benefit is one of the most important events we have to raise awareness and funds to support the research and education programs,” said John McMurtry, the Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation’s vice president of development.Space is limited and reservations are required by Jan. 24. Please contact Rachele Palmer, Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation development coordinator, at 479-5809 or, Colorado

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