Today marks the first day of the Wine Festival at Steamboat, a four-day food-and-wine event that includes cooking demonstrations, food and wine seminars, grand tastings, fly-fishing and mountain biking, food and wine day trips, and the uncorking of more than 800 domestic and international bottles of vino. Headlining Colorado's culinary elite is Top Chef: New York victor and Jax-Boulder exec chef Hosea Rosenberg; Tyler Wiard, chef at Elway's in Cherry Creek; and Solera Restaurant & Wine Bar's Goose Sorensen. Several ticket, package and pass options are available; to find out more, call 877-328-2783 or go to www.steamboatwinefestival.com.
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