Visitors are sure to be in good spirits as the 2011 Taos Winter Wine Festival celebrates its 25th year with wine pairing dinners, food and wine tastings and merriment Jan. 26-29 in Taos and the Village of Taos Ski Valley, according to a press release on the event.
“The festival has matured in its 25 years into a celebration of food, wine and Taos’ beautiful culture,” Greg O’Byrne, executive director of the festival, says in the release. “Visitors can come for the festival and stay longer in our town to get a taste of Taos. Just like an aged, fine wine, Taos has depth, history and unconventional characteristics that make it unlike anything you’ve ever tried.”
Featured events listed in the press release include the “Taste of Taos and Reserve Tasting,” Jan. 27, where a dozen top local restaurants serve signature appetizers along with tastes of reserve wines from 30 participating wineries. The “Taste” will take place at El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa, 317 Kit Carson Road in Taos. The tasting is $75 per person and available, like all wine festival events, only to adults over 21 with valid ID. Shuttle service from Taos Ski Valley will be available.
Wine connoisseurs can also sample wines from 30 wineries and taste food from the best restaurants in Taos and Taos Ski Valley during the “Grand Tasting” event Jan. 28. A silent wine auction featuring rare wines will be held at the TSV Resort Center to benefit the Taos Community Foundation. The tasting is $75 per person. Free shuttle service is available from the Town of Taos to TSV.