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Wines of the Grand Valley: A tour through downtown Palisade (1)

May 4, 2016 — 

I have been an enthusiastic wine drinker since a semester spent in France as a college student. This sense of appreciation was reinforced by subsequent work and travel throughout Europe, …

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Wine Ink column: Sotheby’s to sell 20,000 bottles of wine from Bill Koch’s private collection (2)

May 4, 2016 — 

It’s that time of year. Spring is here, and everybody needs to do a little spring cleaning, maybe get rid of some stuff in the basement. Even billionaires.William I. Koch, …

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High Altitude Baking: Lemon Velvet (recipe) (3)

April 28, 2016 — 

Editor’s note: High altitudes make cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and …

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Wine Ink column: Idaho’s Lewis-Clark Valley is the new appellation (4)

April 27, 2016 — 

Where does your wine come from? Well, when you buy an American wine, the answer is almost always on the label.Say you buy a wine from California. On the label, …

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From Scratch: Cast iron skillet steak with roasted corn on the cob and baked potato (column) (5)

April 27, 2016 — 

New York strip steak, baked potato and corn on the cob. Is any dinner more American than this?I’ll answer for you: No.I spend a lot of my time thinking of …

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Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Fest leaves Vail for Breckenridge (6)

April 26, 2016 — 

After 16 years of craft beer weekends in Vail, the Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival on Tuesday announced the 2017 event would move from its seven-year home at the …

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Kitchen Confidence column: Create a roadside cafe (7)

April 23, 2016 — 

Food always tastes better outdoors. You want to make the best-tasting sandwich you’ve ever had? Just put some ham and cheese between two slices of bread and drag it to …

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Wine Ink column: Open a bottle of rose and pretend it’s summer (8)

April 20, 2016 — 

Early spring is the time of year when, though winter has not quite let go, you can sense the first signs of summer just around the next corner. There’s no …

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Wine Ink column: Burgundy versus Bordeaux, two iconic regions for wine (9)

April 13, 2016 — 

The most important thing about a wine is that you enjoy it.But if you have any interest in navigating the world’s best wines, the one thing you should know is …

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Ode to spring: Food trends from Taste of Vail and food consultants Baum and Whiteman (10)

April 13, 2016 — 

While spring has thus far been elusive at 8,150 feet, I do feel like George Winston’s melodic “Winter Into Spring” instrumental will be serenading our valley this week. As we …

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High altitude baking: Olive oil quick bread (recipe) (11)

April 13, 2016 — 

Editor’s note: High altitudes make cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall, and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and …

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Wine Ink: Pacific Star’s front-row seat to the Pacific Ocean (12)

April 6, 2016 — 

The quest was to find the western-most winery in the continental United States. I ended up finding the most beautiful wine tasting “room” in perhaps all the world.When one goes …

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Science of Food: Corn-fed versus grass-fed beef (column) (13)

April 6, 2016 — 

In last month’s Science of Food column, I discussed important reasons why it is worth buying organic produce. In this column, I will focus on the difference between corn-fed beef …

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High Altitude Baking: Crumbly caramel bars (recipe) (14)

March 30, 2016 — 

Editor’s note: High altitudes make cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and …

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Wine Ink column: Wine 101: California’s institutions of higher learning (15)

March 30, 2016 — 

“The Davis kids are very analytical, with a good understanding of science. The Fresno kids seem to be a little more hands-on and have a feel for the work and …

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Vail food feature: Mastering the sweet-and-spicy glaze for your Easter ham (16)

March 23, 2016 — 

At Easter, there is just nothing better than a spiral-cut ham! Because I grew up with my grandmother roasting fresh, white, uncured hams, a sweet-glazed spiral-cut ham has always been …

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Colorado winter warming cocktails (17)

March 23, 2016 — 

Afer you raise your glass to a great day on the slopes, almost nothing beats sipping a steamy and seasonal libation. Try to make these warming drinks on your own, …

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Wine Ink column: Hitting the road with restaurateurs who go to the source (18)

March 23, 2016 — 

“I think it would be cool if I could have a bar and a restaurant that only poured spirits and wines from places that I have been to,” said Aspen-based …

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Dine under Summit County’s stars (19)

March 18, 2016 — 

Once that last run of the day has been completed and everyone has trudged all the gear back to the house, the first thing on most minds is where and …

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Summit County author releases second high-altitude baking book (20)

March 16, 2016 — 

Creating kitchen masterpieces is not always easy in the High Country, especially when it comes to baking. What was once an easy recipe at sea level can turn into a …

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