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Telluride Wine Festival & ​Cultivating Spirits​ Team Up to Introduce “Consumption with Intention” A Mountaintop Food, Wine, and Cannabis Culinary Pairing”

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Telluride, CO – June 1, 2017: For 36 years, the Telluride Wine Festival has introduced unique experiences in wine, spirits, beer, and the culinary arts to attendees in the stunning San Juan Mountains of Southwestern, Colorado. This year, alongside Colorado’s own, Cultivating Spirits, Telluride Wine Festival is embracing uniqueness of a different kind with its inaugural cannabis, wine, and food pairing dinner. This event is one-of-a-kind and has never been done within a festival format.

This exploratory evening begins on Friday, June 23rd at 7pm in the Town of Telluride, when attendees are invited into a local dispensary where they will receive samples of four locally-grown strains of top-shelf cannabis. They will have the opportunity to meet the owner to discuss the differences between strains and get a brief background of this new industry.

Guests are then whisked away by shuttle to a private luxury home in the Mountain Village where they are greeted by a sommelier and our elite guest chefs. Head of Cultivating Spirits, Philip Wolf, is slated to guide guests through the pairing process in a secure and comfortable environment. Just as a fine cigar pairs with a beautiful Single-Malt and another with a beautiful Cognac, the flavor profile of each strain of cannabis pairs with a different wine varietal. Discussion begins with the flavor profile of the cannabis then our master sommelier will introduce wine varietals to pair with each of the different strains of cannabis, and finally with culinary course created by our chefs. A trifecta.

“We can no longer ignore that draw that legalized cannabis brings to Colorado’s tourism industry and economy. It is also clear that cannabis is growing up and is no longer something that our society-at-large only associates with lazy teenagers or the residue of the ‘Reefer Madness’ Era. It is becoming sophisticated. People of all ages, races, and economic classes have begun experimenting with the benefits of cannabis both recreationally and medically, and some of these people are patrons of the Telluride Wine Festival,” said Sarah Harkness, PR & Marketing Director of the Telluride Wine Festival. “If there is anything we’ve learned from the culinary and wine industries, it’s that experimentation is critical in an evolving industry – so why not try something a little experimental ourselves?”

Tickets for this event are available on an invitation only basis. If you are interested in attending, please send a letter of interest to [email protected] Price for the tasting is $235 per person, includes transportation, wine, and food.

About Telluride Wine Festival

Now in its 36th year, the Telluride Wine Festival is a celebration of the best in food, wine, and epicurean indulgences set against the breathtaking background of Telluride’s box canyon. Over the course of four days, guests are invited to experience luncheons and dining delights hosted by local restaurants, tastings, and seminars by some of the world’s most revered chefs, and sample wines and spirits from across the globe.

About Cultivating Spirits

Cultivating Spirits is Colorado’s premier responsible Cannabis tours and event company. They offer a host of enlightening experiences and educational Cannabis events in Colorado accompanied by the accumulated wealth of knowledge from an expert team of award-winning chefs, sommeliers, High Rockies tour guides, and Cannabis aficionados. Cultivating Spirits’ industry partnerships are among Colorado’s most reputable and esteemed food, wine and Cannabis industry establishments and dispensaries, allowing our experiences to be held to the highest standard.

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