Specials Reviews

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Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival 2011

The Beaver Creek Wine and Spirits Festival will be held August 19-21st.

August 18-20, 2011

Featuring the winners of the San Francisco International Wine Competition and World Spirits Competition.  This event combines world-renowned culinary talent and outdoor events for the perfect blend of summertime in the mountains.


Thursday, August 18th 

The ABCs of Tequila - Anejo, Blanco, Joven, Reposado. Tequila is nearly as varied and complex as wine. In this educational seminar you will discover the complexities and varietals of this often under-appreciated spirit.

Time: 1:30-2:30PM
Where: Wine Spectator Demo Tent
Price: $45

Riedel Crystal Glassware Seminar - Learn how proper glassware ehances the wine drinking experience. Riedel Crystal is world reknowned for their study of and innovations in wine glassware. Seminar Participants will receive a set of Riedel's Vinum XL tasting glasses as they sample the effects each glass has on four different wines.

Time: 3:00-4:00PM
Where: May Gallery Vilar Center
Price: $60

Beaver Creek Rodeo Series Guest Chef BBQ - Join us for the weekly Rodeo at Traer Creek for an exclusive BBQ with guest chef Brendan Collins from Waterloo & City LA and Beaver Creek master chef Jay McCarthy Of The Chophouse and featuring 2011 Double Gold winning wines and spirits from the San Francisco International Wine Competition and San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Time: 5:00-8:00PM
Where: Beaver Creek Rodeo Grounds at Traer Creek
Price: $60



Friday, August 19th 

Walk & Wine - Enjoy a wonderful hike on Beaver Creek Mountain with our own hiking center staff. Enjoy 2011 Double Gold winning wines and a fantastic lunch from the Grouse Mountain Grill by guest chef Abraham Sulum from Salum Resturant in Dallas.

Time: 9:30-2:00PM
Where: Hiking Center & Grouse Mountain Grill
Price: $100

Dessert Pastry and Cocktail Seminar
- Learn how to make delicious dessert pastries with chef and author Marisa Churchill. Guest Mixologists and San Francisco World Spirits Judges Aidan Demarest and Jim Romdall will teach you how to pair spirits with sweets and make dessert cocktails.

Time: 3:00-4:30PM
Where: 8100 at the Park Hyatt
Price: $60

Wine Spectator Seminar-- Riesling
- Summer time means Riesling! Join us for a blind tasting seminar to take a trip around the globe through this most delicious grape. The tasting and discussion will be led by Tim Clark, national wine educator for Ste Michelle Wine Estates.

Time: 5:00-6:00PM
Where: Outdoor Kitchen (on Plaza behind BC Sports)
Price: $25

Guest Chef Dinner with Craig Hopson
(Benefiting local charity, The Bright Future Foundation) - Enjoy an amazing wine pairing dinner with Guest Craig Hopson of La Crique NYC and Splendido's David Walford. Bid on amazing vacation packages benefiting The Bright Future Foundation.

Time: 7:00-10:00PM
Where: Splendido at the Chateau
Price: $125


Saturday, August 20th 

Cooking Class with Guest Chef Brendan Collins - Guest chef Brendan Collins of Waterloo & City LA will show you ways to freshen up great favorites. Enjoy perfectly paired with your learning lunch at the exclusive event.

Time: 10:00-1:00PM
Where: Splendido at the Chateau
Price: $120

The Double Gold Award Winning Spirits Presentation - Join Guest Mixologists and Judges at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition as they mix up cocktails with Double Gold winning spirits from the 2011 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Time: 3:00-4:30PM
Where: The Osprey
Price: $45

Wine Spectator Seminar and Cooking Demo--The voice of Cabernet Sauvignon 
- This tasting seminar and discussion will reveal what dimensions different regions give to Cabernet Sauvignon. And food? What could be a more natural match than fine meats roasted or grilled with a great Cab? Join Tim Clark, national wine educator with Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, and Beaver Creek's master chef Steve Topple of Beano's Cabin for a lively look at these perfect partners.

Time: 5:00-6:30PM
Where: Outdoor Kitchen (on Plaza behind BC Sports)
Price: $60

"Best of" Walk-Around Tasting - Taste over 40 award-winning wines and spirits and dishes from all of the Celebrity Chefs and your Beaver Creek favorites. This will take place around the skating rink in the middle of the village at Beaver Creek.

Time: 7:30-10:00PM
Where: Beaver Creek Plaza Ice Rink
Price: $65