The Classic draws that nation’s most noteworthy food and beverage talent
The Classic in Aspen consists of three days of cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and panel discussions
For twenty years, Wines from Spain has been a headlining sponsor at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen. In its 30th year as
Wines from Spain kicks off the weekend with a Spanish-themed BBQ on Thursday night for high-profile chefs, media, and industry influencers. The 2012 ‘Celebrate Spain’ party, which has become the “place to be” for industry attendees, was hosted with partners Chef José Andrés’ Think Food Group and The Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas at the Tuscan Estate dubbed ‘Casa José’ on West Buttermilk Road.
As attendees entered Casa José after being shuttled in by logoed Lexus cars, they were greeted to a feast of Spanish food and wine in an incomparable setting. Guests sampled wines from across
High profile media and guests including restaurateurs Danny Meyer and Drew Nieporent, Chefs Jaques Pepin, Marcus Samuelsson, John Besh, Rick Bayless, Marc Murphy, Jonny Iuzzini, Tom Colicchio, and Ming Tsai, and wine experts Leslie Sbrocco, Josh Wesson, Aldo Sohm, Bernie Sun and Paul Grieco enjoyed the wines and small plates while watching the sun set over the Rockies from the estate’s stunning lawn and fire pit. The night concluded with a special surprise for Wines from Spain—a birthday cake and the “happy birthday” song led by José Andrés to celebrate Wines from Spain’s twenty years at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen.
Friday morning marked the official beginning of the three day FOOD & WINE Classic, in which Wines from
In addition to the grand tasting tents, Wines from Spain was featured at the Classic’s many seminars, including the Undiscovered Grapes of Spain with wine and spirits educator Steve Olson, Spanish Wine: Better with Age led by sommelier Marnie Old, Cheese and Wine Around the World with cheese expert Laura Werlin and wine editor Megan Krigbaum, and Spain: An Italian Chef’s Pilgrimage with Chef Michael Chiarello. Over the course of the three-day FOOD & WINE Classic in