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Mountain Mayhem: Food & Wine

by May Selby
12: Asha and Nick Andreson with Kelsey Riley of Strongwater Spirits & Botanicals at the Wine at the Mine party.

The 33rd edition of the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen was a feast of the senses with star-studded affairs, eccentric celebrations, premiere parties and more. Among the notable guests in town was actress Drew Barrymore, her first time back to Aspen since the 1982 John Denver Celebrity Ski Race, to introduce her new Pinot Grigio with Jackson Family Wines. Pop star Pink made the rounds as a guest throughout the weekend, inevitably in search of the perfect summer Rosé.

Chef extraordinaire Jacques Pépin was honored at an 80th birthday party at the top of Aspen Mountain hosted by Food & Wine magazine. Resy presented Charlie Bird of NYC at Jimmy’s Bodega, an exclusive two-day flash restaurant with chef Ryan Hardy and his team in town for the takeover. Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy and Raj Parr with In Pursuit of Balance presented the pop-up Red Light Lounge at The Nell, a late-night speakeasy for guests with an invite and password for access.

Terlato Wines hosted one of the over- the-top events at a penthouse overlooking Aspen with whimsical décor, Versailles-styled men and women wandering throughout and a grand selection of Italian wines. Always a favorite to close out the festivities is the Infinite Monkey Theorem’s Wine at the Mine party with a variety of friends and partners.

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