Sunday, July 16, 2017

Keystone Arrival!

Here we are!  Cool mountain air! and a View!  We're here for the Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival--we attend the seminars and avoid the tastings set up in River Run plaza.  This is our ### year to attend--!  we could take advantage of all the tastings that surround us in the courtyard, but, we decide to partake in the four seminars--two that are featured each day.
The view from our condo's deck.
How about open doors and windows to enjoy the cool fresh air!

First Seminar here we come:
“War of the Roses” It’s not just White Zinfandel anymore. Wines described as magenta, rose, salmon, blush, fuchsia, watermelon or coral can be dry, sparkling, crisp and refreshing…a perfect combination for a hot summer day or leisurely afternoon on a patio. Rosé is now a serious wine, made from many different grape varieties and countries. 
  • The following wines featured for this seminar:
    Montes Cherub Rosé of Syrah, Colchagua Valley- Chile
    Kim Crawford Rosé, Hawkes Bay- New Zealand
    Marques de Caceres Rosé, Rioja- Spain
    Guigial Rosé, Côtes du Rhône- France
    Chateau Miraval Rosé, Côtes de Provence- France
    Planeta Rosé, Sicily- Italy
    Klinker Brick “Bricks and Roses” Rosé, Lodi-California
    La Crema Rosé, Monterey-California
  • Second Seminar “Say Cheese (and Wine) – Finding the Perfect Cheese for your Wine”
    Each texture, flavor, ripeness, and even firmness of cheese classification generates a unique catalyst effect – and when strategically joined with the proper varietal – results in an optimal fusion. 
    The following wines featured at this seminar:
    Ladoucette Deux Tours Sauvignon Blanc
    Gary Farrell Chardonnay
    Bouvet Brut NV
    SA Prum Riesling
    Fonseca Port NV
    Smith & Hook Cabernet