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Big Hat Wines Introduces First Colorado Wine in a Box

Kingman Winery, a Denver winemaker producing 17 wines from grapes grown near Palisade, has introduced Big Hat Wines packaged in 3-liter boxes. The same wine sold in bottles by Kingman Winery is now offered in nonglass packaging. With advance notice, Kingman Winery can package different volumes up to 21-liter boxes and can prepare custom blends for volume customers wanting a unique Colorado house wine.

Salida and Buena Vista Offer Thrilling Adventures

When meeting in Chaffee County, located in south central Colorado, groups should take time to explore along the beautiful Collegiate Peaks Scenic Byway. Here are nine stellar adventures in the Buena Vista and Salida areas. colorfulcolorado.com

1. Raft the Arkansas River through Browns Canyon National Monument.

2. Hike one or more of the fifteen 14,000-foot peaks or along three national trails, including the Colorado, Continental Divide and American Discovery. 

Signature Drink: Hanging Chad

Ingredients
—2 oz. Grey Goose La Poire vodka
—.5 oz. St-Germain elderflower liqueur
—.5 oz. lemon and lime sour mix
—.5 oz. pomegranate puree
—splash of Sprite

Directions
Add the splash of Sprite or any lemon/ lime soda to a chilled martini glass. Place the Grey Goose, St-Germain and sour mix in a shaker with ice and shake. Pour into the martini glass and add pomegranate puree, which will settle to the bottom to create a layered effect.

Tony’s Catering Partners with Occasions

Occasions Catering in Englewood, Colo., announced that they will be taking over Tony’s Catering full-service catering operations. Tony’s Catering in Denver, a division of Tony’s Meats & Market, will continue to offer limited-service catering to its clients as well as pick-up and drop-off.

Take a Biking Tour in Steamboat Springs with Sentio Cycling

After serving as director of business development for Iconic Adventures, Eli Campbell has launched Sentio Cycling in Steamboat Springs (and also does events nationally). The company develops, produces and supports cycling tours for charity fundraisers and corporate events, working with all types of groups, from the most passionate of cyclists to those who have barely been on bikes since their childhood days. Sentio takes a cycling-specific approach to producing events that promote team-building organically through shared exper

Westin Denver International Airport Celebrates its 1st Birthday

A special anniversary event on Nov. 19 recognized The Westin Denver International Airport hotel’s successful first year in style. A select list of VIP guests and clients enjoyed a night’s stay and culinary exhibition tour de force from Executive Chef Scott Snodell. As one of the first of its kind—a resort-style hotel at an airport that is only 5 minutes from the main terminal and on a new commuter rail route to downtown—the hotel is already 62.6 percent ahead of revenue expectations.

Gateway Canyons Announces New Hire

Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa in Colorado has announced its appointment of Stephen Johnson as general manager of the hotel.

Johnson brings years of executive-leve, strategic leadership and operations development experience to his new role. He will be responsible for all guest and hotel associate experiences at the resort in addition to finances of the property.

Meet Lindsay Arell, Honeycomb Strategies

It was the ski bum lifestyle that called to Lindsay Arell. Her only dream as a 20-something was a free lift ticket and enough tips to cover monthly rent; she was in Vail following college waiting to be accepted into the Peace Corps. Nonetheless, her passion for nature, the mountains and Colorado’s pristine attributes set in motion an avalanche of change for Arell and her beloved state. 

Meet Chef Josh Bettis

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Chef Josh Bettis was recently hired as the executive chef for Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa in Tabernash, Colo.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as executive chef for Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa?

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