Mt. Beautiful's U.S. team enjoyed a fabulous time at Food and Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado once again this year. Here are some photos and highlights.
Our team out for dinner. L to R: Tiffany, Suzanna, Robert, Maura and Caitlin.
This year our wines were selected to be featured in two seminars.
One of the seminars was Laura Werlin's "To Brie or not to Brie: Indulgent Cheeses and Wines" We are so honored that Laura chose our Pinot Noir to feature in her Aspen seminar. There was no shortage of interest in her seminars as evidenced by the lines out the door ... and all the way down the steps! (Scroll to the bottom of this post to learn about Laura)
The weekend's forecast called for rain and thunderstorms which made apparel choices limiting and navigation on foot challenging at times. Fortunately, the breadth of delectable (no - amazing!) food and drink that was abound helped offset any of these inconveniences.
Our 2017 Rosé was featured in a seminar called "Match Made in Heaven: Chocolate and Wine" by the one and only Leslie Sbrocco. In the seminar, Leslie and Nicole Patel; Chef and Founder of Delysia Chocolatier (based in Asutin, Texas), paired six wines with eight chocolates that Nicole created just for this seminar.
Leslie and Nicole selected our Rosé to pair with a candied butterscotch chocolate truffle: white chocolate blended with butterscotch, then studded with bits of candied ginger, hazelnuts, and orange in a dark chocolate shell. !!!
Needless to say it was crazy good. What a fun (and also very popular) seminar! (Scroll dto the bottom of this post to learn more about Leslie Sbrocco)
L to R: Chef & Founder of Delysia Chocolatier Nicole Patel (at left), Lucio Matricardi of Mezzacorona and Anjoleena Griffin-Holst from Kimpton’s Grand Cayman Resort.
Laura Werlin is a popular presenter at food and wine festivals around the nation but most prominently at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. She is also a regular instructor at The Cheese School of San Francisco and an award winning author of several books about cheese including The New American Cheese, Great Grilled Cheese, The All American Cheese and Wine Book, Mac & Cheese Please, Cheese Essentials and Grilled Cheese Please!
About Leslie Sbrocco:
Leslie Sbrocco is an award winning author, speaker, wine consultant and television host. Two of the titles she has authored include Wine for Women: A Guide to Buying, Pairing, and Sharing Wine and The Simple & Savvy Wine Guide: Buying, Pairing, and Sharing for All.