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Steamboat Wine Festival: A Toast of Steamboat

The grand finale for the 11th Annual Steamboat Wine Festival was the signature event, the Toast of Steamboat on Gondola Square. It was a literal feast for the senses, with 500 wines and small plates from more than 20 local restaurants. Wine- and food-lovers donned sundresses, shorts, t-shirts – even hats by Madagascar Hats purchased … Continue reading

Steamboat Wine Festival: That’s Amore

“That’s Amore” – one of the seminar offerings at the 11th Annual Steamboat Wine Festival – was a review of wines from the top-producing regions of Italy, which has been in the wine business for some 3,000 years. Host Jamie Adams of The Sorting Table led a packed house through a survey of six Italian … Continue reading

Steamboat Wine Festival: Meeting your match

Aurum Food & Wine in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, was the site of the “Have You Met Your Match Yet?” event, part of the 11th Annual Steamboat Wine Festival. The wine and food pairing seminar paired two wines with five courses to allow tasters the opportunity to choose their best match. Stacey Swetil-Rust from Constellation Brands … Continue reading

Steamboat Wine Festival: The Beast or the Bottle?

Which comes first: the food or the wine? Master Sommelier Damon Ornowski led an excellent seminar as part of the 11th Annual Steamboat Wine Festival. Ornowski’s discussion of food and wine pairings filled restaurant bistro c.v. in downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado, with wine- and food-lovers eager to learn and enjoy memorable food and wine. Ornowski introduced … Continue reading

American Women Winemakers Dinner: “Badass”

On a recent night at Denver’s Lower 48 Kitchen, sommelier, chef, and wine columnist Kendra “Swirl Girl” Anderson hosted a tasting of wines crafted by woman winemakers. The sparkling, white, pink, red, and dessert wines were paired with courses from chef Alex Figura and manager Mario Nocifera. Anderson posed two questions for diners to consider: could we … Continue reading

Colorado Wine Tasting: Boulder Wine Studios

First there was Colorado Winery Row, where Bonaquisti Wine Co., Garfield Estates, and Ryker’s Cellars offer a one-stop opportunity to taste wines from three Colorado wineries in the relaxed setting of Denver’s Sunnyside neighborhood. Starting this Saturday, June 28, Boulder wine tasters will have a similar one-stop tasting opportunity to visit three Colorado wineries in … Continue reading