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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

An Introduction To Utah's Chocolate and Wine

Utah produces some delightfully decadent chocolate and you can sample some of the best at this weekend's Zermatt Chocolate Fest.

Utah's liquor laws have long been an irritation to some residents and tourists alike, even with recent changes that have “normalized” the regulations to a great degree. Still, there is much confusion about what and where you can drink in Utah.

Wine and many hard liquors can be purchased at state-controlled liquor and wine stores. The University of Utah Continuing Education department is offering a class in Salt Lake City to introduce people to the state wine stores, as described below.

Zermatt Chocolate Fest

Enjoy a day filled with chocolate at Zermatt Resort in Midway. Utah chocolatiers will offer displays and free samples, including the "LavaFlow," a decadent dark hot chocolate drink. In the evening, Z’s Steak and Chop Haus will offer a three-course chocolate-themed dinner.

When: Saturday, Feb. 23, festival runs from 2 to 5 p.m.; Dinner reception begins at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Zermatt Resort 784 W. Resort Dr. Midway

Cost: Festival admission is $11.99; Dinner is $59.99, Wine pairings $35.99.

Reservations: dinner reservation required by calling 435-709-9572.

An Introduction To Utah Wine Stores

Explore the wine store under the guidance of an expert. In this fun, casual, group environment, learn how to navigate the different sections to find that perfect bottle of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, or something new and obscure. Get to know the state wine store formats, when to find the great deals, and even how to interpret once-confusing wine labels from around the world. Please be prepared to stand for the duration of class. Class is designed for beginners and novice wine shoppers. Once class is over feel free to stay and shop with the instructor as your own personal shopper to guide you.

Two sessions will be held:
Feb 27, 2013, from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.
Feb 1, 2013, from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.

Tuition: $25

Where: the State State Wine Store located at 280 W Harris Ave (1605 S 300 W), Salt Lake City.

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