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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Culinary and Wine Events, Seminars and Outdoor Adventures at Steamboat Wine Festival

The Steamboat Wine Festival combines fine food and exceptional wines with the rugged and ski village vibe of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, from August 5 to 8.

One of the country’s top wine events, the Steamboat Wine Festival brings together hundreds of artisan growers, vintners and culinary stars in a series of events that showcase the breadth and diversity of domestic and international wine regions while raising much-needed funds for Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports (STARS).

Throughout the festival, guests can take part in a number of wine tastings and pairings, gourmet dinners, educational seminars and culinary competitions. The festival also provides the rare chance to meet with owners, winemakers, Master Sommeliers, and senior representatives from wineries around the globe.

Outdoor events include mountain biking, hiking, and fishing, all of which include wine and gourmet lunches.

Events include:

Grand Tasting Kickoff Celebration: Wine on the Mountain at Thunderhead Lodge – The Kickoff provides patrons with access to great wines, wonderful views from the top of the gondola, gourmet delicacies and entertainment.

Grand Tasting: Steamboat Stroll – The Stroll route takes attendees down to the beautiful Yampa River to mingle and share great wine. Each Stroll stop offers a different variety of wines and delicious culinary samples.

Grand Tasting: A Toast of Steamboat – An impressive gathering of domestic and international vineyards, gourmet food purveyors, live entertainment, and an array of luxury-related vendors are featured at this annual event.

Other highlights are sessions including Winemaker for a Day, Chocolate and Wine, Secrets of Wine and Food Pairing, and many more.

For more information about top events in Colorado take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Colorado

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