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Each chef (plus assistants) set out tasting portions of two dishes. Here, Relish Catering's Bill Miner presents house-made duck Mortadella sausage on a toasted seed cracker topped with cranberry puree and apple-fennel relish.

Denver International Winefest’s Winning Chefs

Best Chef, Most Creative Chef & People’s Choice selected. Once again, it was my privilege and my pleasure to be a judge at last night’s Pairsine chef competition component at the 10th annual Denver International Wine Festival.  Each competing chef was given two gold medal-winning wines from the wine competition several months ago and charged with […]

Denver International Wine Festival This Week

Denver International Wine Festival This Week

The 10th annual Denver International Wine Festival takes place this week. Three highlight events are a four-course winemaker’s, the Taste of Elegance/Pairsine competition and the Grand Tasting. The chef dinner featuring Stellenbosch wines from South Africa takes place on Wednesday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Meritage Restaurant in the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, conveniently […]

Food & Wine Festival This Week

The 10th Annual Denver Food and Wine Festival from September 3 to 6 is four indulgent days of wines, spirits and delectable cuisine. The various events culminate in the DFW Grand Tasting on Saturday, September 6 from 1  to 4 p.m., the rare daytime grand tasting. It  features samplings of more than 600 featured wines and signature spirits, cuisine from  fine […]

Baroness de Rothschild

RIP Philippine de Rothschild

Grande dame of Bordeaux wineries passes. Philippine de Rothschild, revered as the grande dame of Bordeaux wine and part-owner of the legendary Chateau Mouton Rothschild vineyard, died last week at the of age 80. Baronness de Rothschild was the controlling shareholder in the family-owned Baron Philippe de Rothschild house, which produces the Mouton Cadet claret, the […]

Crying Over Spilled Wine

Crying Over Spilled Wine

Napa wineries hard hit by 6.3 California quake. News reports of yesterday’s earthquake in California include millions, maybe billions in building damage, and 170 injured. To wine lovers, nothing matters quite as  much as the damage to some of the 500 or so wineries in the Napa region. There are a whole lot of unhappy fellas […]

Seasons 52 Opens in Lone Tree

Seasons 52 Opens in Lone Tree

Light fare & lots of wines featured at new arrival in Lone Tree.  Seasons 52, an Orlando-based chain, describes itself as “a celebration of what’s good now. Seasonally inspired ingredients at their peak of freshness. Rustic cooking techniques that bring out natural flavors and are inherently lighter—with nothing on the menu more than 475 calories. And an […]

Outdoor and indoor events highlight this weekend's Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival.

Sky-High Spirits at Beaver Creek Event This Weekend

Premium wines & spirits featured at pre-eminent mountain resort. The eighth annual Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival this weekend offers opportunities to learn about and taste premium spirits and wines, and food to match presented by local chefs. The event kicks off with Manhattans in the Mountains on Friday, August 8, sponsored by Maker’s […]