Wine Seminars this Weekend at River Run Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival

Wine Seminars at River Run at Keystone: Tasty and Educational! The Wine and Jazz Festival at Keystone Resort this weekend features a multitude of seminars on a variety of topics.  Check out the descriptions below to see if there are any you might be interested in attending, they all sound great! All seminars are $20 to attend and take place at Warren Station in River Run in Keystone.

Saturday Seminars

Topic: 75 BELOW IN JULY
Saturday, July 14 // 12pm
Frank C. Seidl, Advanced Sommelier, CMS
General Sales Manager, Trinity Fine Wines

An enjoyable and informative foray into the wide world of “Meritage” wines. What is a Meritage wine? How did they get this strange name? Where do they come from? Why are they expensive? What do they taste like? How are they related to the great wines of Bordeaux? All will be revealed – and tasted – during this entertaining session.

Topic: COME OUT OF THE DARK AND SEE YOUR WAY TO OUR BLIND TASTING SEMINAR
Saturday, July 14 // 3pm
Scott Thomas, Wine Specialist
Republic National Dist Company

Join us in learning more about the fine art of blind tasting wine. This interactive seminar will explore key components of common varietals and learn how to deduce the difference between old world and new world wines taking in account the varietal characteristics. Hosts will guide you through the steps and philosophy behind blind tasting and allow the opportunity to practice for yourself. This is a great seminar to increase your wine knowledge and improve your sensory skills.

Sunday Seminars

Topic: BUBBLES EVERYDAY ON ANY BUDGET
Sunday, July 15 // 11am
Diane Kressley, General Sales Manager – Grand Vin

Bubbles shall no longer be limited to just those special celebrations, holidays, or weekend brunches…You can find the perfect bottle of “bubbly” to suit every occasion and every budget, big and small! Once considered to be reserved solely for the rich and royal, we will uncover the mystery of Champagne and Sparkling Wines to tempt and tantalize even the most amateur of taste buds.
Discover how wine making techniques, grape varietals, and the region where the grapes are grown affects the price of every special bottle. Whether your bubbles preference is sweet or dry, foreign or domestic, you will learn how to find some of the best values on the market, as well as learn what to look for when splurging for that special occasion.

Topic: JELLY BELLY WINE BAR EXPERIENCE
Sunday, July 15 // 2pm
Ashley Rowe, Luxury Wine Specialist, Constellation Wines, U.S.

Belly up to the wine bar with Jelly Belly jelly beans.
Demystify your palette with the tasty sensations of six different wines paired with dozens of jelly beans. Looking for what flavors you find in Zinfandel? How about a couple of raspberry jellybeans, a black cherry, and mocha? Perhaps you’re looking for the flavors that best compliment a Chardonnay? Maybe add a pear, a pineapple, some green apple.

One of the Hidden Gems of Keystone

River Run’s Hidden Gem at the Black Bear 8033

The Black Bear building in River Run Village is one of the closest to the gondola and features exquisite condos and common areas!

Walking into Black Bear 8033 gives a great first impression of what Black Bear has to offer. A full kitchen greets you just to the right, with bar stools on the opposite side of the counter. Continuing through the unit there is a dining room table to the right, and then you enter the open living area with a queen size sleeper sofa. You will love that so many of these units have sleeper sofas! It really makes a difference when you’re vacationing with a large family…you can easily throw two or three smalls kids on these convertible beds!!

Black Bear 8033 has recently renovated and even added a 37″ flat screen TV. The new TV definitely draws your attention upon entering!

You will love the fact that the Black Bear is designed as a hotel, but that each individual unit is uniquely decorated. Each unit has a “lodge” theme, giving you that essence of the mountains and making you feel at home in the same moment.

On another note, having an indoor heated parking garage is fantastic, and  everybody has got to love that! No snow to brush off your car in the morning, and you don’t have to wait 20 minutes for your car to heat up!

The Black Bear is truly a luxurious building and makes for an awesome ski vacation!

New Property at Silver Mill

Silver Mill 8223 Joins the Summit Cove Family

Silver Mill 8223 is another great 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo in the Silver Mill complex in beautiful River Run! This deluxe condo is in the heart of River Run Village and features multiple upgrades and selective decor. The Silver Mill building itself has recently renovated its fitness center and other public areas! However, we must discuss the beauty of the condo!

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There are several stand out qualities in this deluxe vacation condo, but the most glorious is the view. Few Silver Mill condos give you a straight-on view of the slopes, like you get from the dining table at Silver Mill 8223. Another unique element to this home is the dining area set near the window and the patio door which provides beautiful natural light, creating a sense of gathering for folks sitting inside or out on the balcony. The natural light defines the dining space as distinctly different and in a world of its own.

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The living room is accented by a dark leather couch and warm-colored furniture throughout, creating an inviting and modern atmosphere. The living room is also equipped with a large Flat Screen TV and entertainment center, in addition to the cozy gas fireplace! Altogether a well designed and inviting living room.

The deluxe bedroom features a few tasteful pieces of local art, the same warm color scheme, and a comfortable Queen size bed. The bedroom really ties together the experience and makes this condo a relaxing, private haven for each traveler who will come to stay. Multiple dressers, ample closet space and a private TV allow guests not only to unpack all of their things easily but also to really settle in and feel as if they are home during their stay.

We will have more pictures of the unit up and running soon, here is the link to the page to view the property in more detail and maybe even making a reservation? Please?

For more pictures and online booking, please visit our page on Silver Mill properties!