THE FOOD & WINE CLASSIC IN ASPEN
July 17, 2012
The 30th-year anniversary of the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen raised the bar (and many glasses), yet again! In addition to a dizzying amount of incredible seminars (the 10-vintage retrospective of Taittinger's great Comtes de Champagne and the Hermitage and Cote Roti with Michel Chapoutier were among my favorites), we kicked off the Classic with our first Aspen Carte Blanche vintner dinner for 18 people in the elegant wine room at Syzygy restaurant. Five of our wines (in addition to some surprises from my personal cellar) were paired with cuisine by new Executive Chef Keith Theodore. Additionally, we hosted our second private tasting at the Hyatt Grand Aspen. Guests sampled our newest portfolio and were entertained by bluegrass prodigy Bella Betts, daughter of master sommelier and mezcal master Richard Betts. The sun was shining, the music was captivating, and the wines were paired with incredible fare by acclaimed chef Alison Richman of The Rabbits Garden. We thank our guests and sponsors (Aspen Peak magazine and WorldLife water), in addition to Gregg Hemming of The Grape Bar, and the Hyatt Grand Aspen, for their continued support! Check out our online pics.