The Taste of Vail | Debut of Rosé

by Marla on April 29, 2014 · 9 comments

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Looking for an amazing food & wine event to attend next winter? Got ya covered…I tend to plan very far ahead, do you? The Taste of Vail is where you & I need to be next April, 2015.

Please join me for some festival pics. I was going to share the entire festival in one blog post, but there are way too many photos for that!

Let’s start with the Debut of Rosé.  Grab your wine glass and let’s go….

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There are many events you can attend during this four day food & wine festival.

Taste of Vail | FamilyFreshCooking.com

This Rosé kick-off event was a great way to get started. It was co-hosted with USA TODAY travel & Taste of Vail.

Taste of Vail | FamilyFreshCooking.com

I saw many friends there and made some new ones. It’s super easy to make new pals when toasting with all this gorgeous Rosé!

Rosé Wine | Taste of Vail | FamilyFreshCooking.com

 

Debut of Rosé…

Rosé Wine | Taste of Vail | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Rosé Wine | Taste of Vail | FamilyFreshCooking.com

The event was situated in a huge white tent next to the awesome Arabelle hotel.

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There were about 75 Rosé wines to sample, varying in flavor & color. Some sparkling, most not.

Rosé Wine | Taste of Vail | FamilyFreshCooking.com

The pink color was captivating! The flavors diverse, fruity & splendid.

Rosé Wine | Taste of Vail | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Rosé Wine | Taste of Vail | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Rosé Wine | Taste of Vail | FamilyFreshCooking.com The light goes through the bottles in such an elegant way…

Rosé Wine | Taste of Vail | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Rosé Wine | Taste of Vail | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Rosé Wine | Taste of Vail | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Many folks think Rosé is going to be a super sweet wine. Quite the contrary, it is a luxurious libation that is often dry and can even be bone-dry.

Rosé Wine | Taste of Vail | FamilyFreshCooking.com
Rosé Wine | Taste of Vail | FamilyFreshCooking.com

It’s a new favorite of mine & you will always find a bottle at the ready over here.

Rosé Wine | Taste of Vail | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Rosé Wine | Taste of Vail | FamilyFreshCooking.com

These petite Lavender Goat Cheese Mini Cakes from Batter Cupcakes were quite the sweet surprise…

Lavender & Goat Cheese Mini Cakes | Taste of Vail | FamilyFreshCooking.com #cupcakes

Lavender & Goat Cheese Mini Cakes | Taste of Vail | FamilyFreshCooking.com #cupcakes

There were some wonderful savory bites too…

Duck Breast Pastrami | Taste of Vail | FamilyFreshCooking.com

If anyone can remember which restaurant featured this Duck Breast Pastrami with Sauerkraut Slaw, Russian Dressing & Pumpernickel Crostini ~ I’d love to know.

Pork Belly | Taste of Vail | Debut of Rosé | FamilyFreshCooking,com

Pork belly is always a favorite! Love it with these bright green spring veggies.

Hopefully I’ve enticed you guys…time to pour a glass of Rosé over here!

Rosé Wine | FamilyFreshCooking.com

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Julie @ Table for Two April 30, 2014 at 6:08 am

Oh goodness, these photos of wine and cupcakes have me craving it at 9 in the morning!! So fun and I love rosé!!

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2 Marla April 30, 2014 at 6:23 am

Ha! Me too ;)

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3 Jenny Flake April 30, 2014 at 6:11 am

So beautiful Marla! Loving all of the pink!!!

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4 Marla April 30, 2014 at 6:23 am

Thanks Jenny, isn’t that color amazing?!

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5 Heather Christo April 30, 2014 at 7:43 am

How fun Marla! And I just love all that gorgeous Rose!

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6 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking April 30, 2014 at 2:15 pm

What a stunning event! The wine, roses, cupcakes – all of it is so beautiful and tempting! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous shots, Marla. I want a cold glass of rose now more than ever!

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7 Marla May 1, 2014 at 5:10 am

And thank you for stopping by for a virtual Rosé party Georgia!!

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8 Meredith May 1, 2014 at 2:11 pm

What a fun event! I’m totally eyeing that duck breast pastrami!

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9 Marla May 1, 2014 at 8:01 pm

That was sooooooo good!

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