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Crested Butte Wine and Food Festival coming soon!!

 

crestedbuttewine Crested Butte Wine and Food Festival coming soon!!

The Crested Butte Food and Wine Festival is only weeks away!!

The Ruby is within walking distance to almost all the Wine and Food Festival events that Crested Butte has to offer July 22-24. Contact us at 1-800-390-1338 to book your reservation and to get tickets for any of the wine and food tastings!  Here is a sampling of some of the events taking place…

Wednesday, July 21

Local Cheeses & Great Wines – Soupcon, 1 to 2 p.m. $35
This unique seminar will extend your knowledge of fantastic wines at great prices. Enjoy three wines paired with locally-made cheeses.

“Wine Country” Tasting – Crested Butte Mountain Resort, 5 to 7 p.m. $25
The “butte-ful” Crested Butte Mountain will serve as the breathtaking backdrop for this fun and lively tasting. Guests will enjoy a variety of wines paired with hors d’oeuvres and live country music.

Nibbles & Sips – The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin, 7:30 p.m. $50
Don’t miss this– an original, house-infused artisan cocktail tasting. Each guest will receive 10 2-ounce tastings of original, house-infused martinis and cocktails.

Thursday, July 22

Learn How to Saber a Bottle of Champagne – East Side Bistro, 12:00 p.m. $35
This…. you can’t miss! You will be the talk of your next party when you learn how to entertain your guests by sabering a bottle of champagne with a saber or sword! Champagne and protective eyewear included.

Wine 101 – Timberline Restaurant & Mountain Spirits, 1 p.m. $35
Local wine professionals Aaron Tomak, proprietor of Mountain Spirits Liquor and Drew Shields, sommelier of Timberline Restaurant host their second season of “Desmystifying Wine”. The class will tackle a single wine topic in a fun, social, and unpretentious atmosphere. In Wine 101, questions will be answered like “what is a balanced wine?” and “just what is the wine balancing…exactly?”

Local Cheeses & Great Wines – Soupcon, 1 to 2 p.m. $35
This unique seminar will extend your knowledge of fantastic wines at great prices. Enjoy three wines paired with locally-made cheeses.

Interesting & Unique Whites – East Side Bistro, 2:30 p.m. $35

Enchanted Princess Garden Picnic – Fete Events at The Princess Wine Bar, 1 to 3 p.m. $45
Nothing is better than a beautiful hike coupled with a perfect picnic. In fact, some might call it a perfect summer day. Staged in the beautiful princess garden on Elk Avenue, this seminar will teach participants how to pair gourmet picnic fare with varieties of wine. Picnic basket and accoutrements included.

Vintage Wine Tasting – Maxwell’s Restaurant, 2 to 3 p.m. $20
Maxwell’s will open it’s impressive stock of wines for this special event so that guests may enjoy tasting a variety of vintage wines and experience the complexity of aged wines.

Friday, July 23

Learn How to Saber a Bottle of Champagne – East Side Bistro, 12:00 p.m. $35
This…. you can’t miss! You will be the talk of your next party when you learn how to entertain your guests by sabering a bottle of champagne with a saber or sword! Champagne and protective eyewear included.

Local Cheeses & Great Wines – Soupcon, 1 to 2 p.m. $35
This unique seminar will extend your knowledge of fantastic wines at great prices. Enjoy three wines paired with locally-made cheeses.

Interesting & Unique Reds – East Side Bistro, 2:30 p.m. $35

What’s Shakin’ and Stirrin’ – Django’s, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. $19 (or free with dinner)
A featured selection of cocktails made with wine and vinous spirits will be presented and paired with hors d’oeuvres. Guests will receive all of the recipes for the drinks featured during the seminar along with several examples of traditional and odd concoctions from around the world.

Colorado Food & Wine Tasting – Timberline Restaurant, 4:45 to 6:00 p.m. $55
Alfred Eames, owner of Puesta del Sol Vinyards and Eliane Wissoq of “The E-Vine” will educate attendees on 4 red wines from two of Colorado’s wineries located closest to Crested Butte. Although the wineries are both above 6,000 feet and located within only 10 miles of one another, the wines are of very different styles. Timberline Restaruant will create hors d’oeuvres to pair with and compliment the wines. Best yet, each participant will leave the seminar with two bottles of wine tasted at the event (a $40 value).

Saturday, July 24

Champagne Brunch – Timberline Restaurant, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   A la carte brunch menu
Enjoy Timberline’s popular brunch paired with an offering of different champagnes and sparkling wines

Daring Pairings – Django’s, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $19 (brunch only) $15 (additional wine pairings)
Unusual, difficult and fun pairings for the adventurous bruncher. Enjoy a breakfast of champions, paired with a little “hair of the dog” to send you off from the weekend’s festivities.

Learn How to Saber a Bottle of Champagne – East Side Bistro, 2:30 p.m. $35
This…. you can’t miss! You will be the talk of your next party when you learn how to entertain your guests by sabering a bottle of champagne with a saber or sword! Champagne and protective eyewear included.

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