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CHEERS! No Worries, Mate

By Charles Ashby

No Worries, Mate I’m sure I’ve said something about not fruiting the martinis, so it stands without comment that also applies to flavored vodkas. Still, I often find myself at microbreweries, and not being a big beer drinker, I ...


Great week of wine capped by Colorado Urban Winefest

By Dave Buchanan

I stopped along the runoff-swollen Colorado River on Saturday night on the way home from the Colorado Urban Winefest in Denver, just to listen to the voice of the river. A very busy Colorado Wine Week 2014 wrapped up with Saturday’s ...


Want to spice things up? Try this

By Dixie Burmeister

My 2014 list of culinary adventures includes visiting area chefs and cooking classes. I did both at the Level One Cooking Class taught by Marcelo Marino, executive chef at the Wine Country Inn in Palisade. Marino and his six students — ...

Point your skis toward these on-mountain dining options

By Dave Buchanan

Here is a short (and extremely subjective) list of some of North America’s best on-mountain restaurants (in addition to Bon Vivant). If you’re a budget-conscious skier, you might want to check the menus before sitting down, ...


Telluride Ski Resort’s elevated dining options lure skiers to a leisurely lunch

By Staff

Mid-afternoon at Telluride Ski Resort and after a morning of hard skiing I was about ready for lunch. Longtime friend (and resort spokesperson) Tom Watkinson and I had been making non-stop runs across the resort’s expert terrain and my ...


Local author spreads wealth 
of knowledge on healthy eating

By Dixie Burmeister

“One thing leads to another” sure applies to me this year with this column. First came my informal survey asking what “go to” cookbooks, websites and other sources you use for recipes and culinary questions and ...

Wine drinking up, but don’t worry about a global shortage

By Staff

On the international wine scene, there’s a bit of confusion about a recent report from financial services giant Morgan Stanley that said global wine production is at its lowest level in 40 years, creating the possibility of a wine ...

A sampling of some of your favorite places to find recipes

By Dixie Burmeister

Last fall, I began an informal survey to find out about your go-to recipe/culinary information sources. Responses came in fast and furious and are still coming, especially after reminding you again of my search in my last column. Thank you ...

Here are my food resolutions for 2014

By Staff

As you read the Sentinel, enjoying the New Year’s Day parades and readying yourself for a little bit of football and food, are you or aren’t you considering a New Year’s resolution or two? The question at the Burmeister ...

Some holiday gifts to help Santa in the kitchen

By Dixie Burmeister

A mere week from today, the stockings will be down from where they were hung with care or propped under the tree, against furniture legs, in corners of the couch and chairs, or in any other designated spots (dictated by Santa), for each family ...

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