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The 2017 Aspen Food and Wine Classic Celebrates 35 Years of Food Festival Success

2017
21 June
2017-06-21 00:00:00
2017-06-21 00:00:00

The 2017 Aspen Food and Wine Classic Celebrates 35 Years of Food Festival Success

Celebrity chefs and fans descend on this small Coloradotown every June
No doubt about it, when it comes to food festivals, the Aspen Food and Wine Classic is thegranddaddy of them all. The planning alone takes a year and involves an army of logisticalsupport and hundreds of volunteers. On game day, the event holds all the pomp and grandeurof a major sporting event as thousands of culinary aficionados descend upon Aspen. Theycome by car, plane, bike, and even by foot, all hoping to sample great wines and food and learnabout the latest trends in the culinary arts from the world’s leading experts.

The festival celebrated its 35th anniversary this year, and the festival’s various events were heldin pavilions throughout town. Main stage events were at Wagner Park in the heart of the city.There, visitors sampled some of the finest wines, spirits, and food from 300 wine and lifestylebrand vendors, who came from all over the country — and in some cases, the world — to share. 

Some of the industry brands represented were All-Clad Metalcrafters (makers of the LTDCookware Collection), KitchenAid, SproutsIO Personal Produce, and VerTerra Dinnerware.

Attendees browsed the Grand Tasting Pavilion, sampling wines from 165 different exhibitors,including the Wines from Spain trade group as well as spirits like Woodford Reserve, Patrón,and Monkey 47 Gin.

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