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Please join us on Thursday, July 11th for a special wine dinner hosted by Matt Licklider of Lioco Wine Company. Lioco Wine Company the brainchild of two wine professionals, and was conceived in the back alley behind the legendary Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills by wine director Kevin O’Connor and wine salesman Matt Licklider. The two colleagues, critical of the heavy-handed wines of the day, wondered if it were possible to make some Californian wines that favored nuance over sheer power. In 2005, relying on nothing more than their palates and their rolodexes, the two embarked on a winemaking odyssey. Europe was the inspiration, as were the more restrained Californian wines of the 1980s. This particular dinner has special significance for us as Matt was our roommate in Aspen back in the mid-1990s before he embarked on his career in the world of wine! The focus of the winery is on hand-making small lots of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Carignan from very special cool climate sites with older vines.

6.30pm Hors d’oeuvres and cocktail reception, Dinner 7pm

Cost of the four course dinner with wine is $100 per person,

plus tax and gratuity.

Reservations: robin@freerangebasalt or 970-379-3099