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Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

CNN meteorologist Rob Marciano with Lisa Johnson and Alex Walker. (May Selby)

For 26 years and counting, the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen has been the premier culinary and wine event of its kind. Last weekend, 5,000 consumers, members of the restaurant industry, retailers and press convened in Aspen for cooking demon-strations, food samplings, wine tastings and more. In addition to the established superstars of the culinary industry who annually attend including Bobby Flay and Jacques Ppin were rising stars from the world of wine. Ros connoisseur Mark Oldman led several seminars on his preferred varietal, educating and entertaining his audiences in tandem with a sharp wit and congenial personality. Describing the delicate process of creating ros, Oldman likened it to a flower and suggested drinkers approach each blend with some sensitivity. The weekend weather was ideal, with blue skies and warm temps. As flowers soaked up the sun in town, the Skicos snowcat crew groomed sections of the upper mountain for skiing. Even Rocco got a few runs in today, said Skico spokesman Jeff Hanle of the celebrity chefs Saturday activity of choice. To be continued check back next week for more coverage from the Classic.

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