Food briefs: Utah wines honored, holiday arts and crafts
The 2005 Tempranillo wine from the IG Winery in Cedar City (formerly Iron Gate) earned medals at three recent competitions. The wine won gold at the American Wine Society annual wine competition in Sandusky, Ohio, and silver medals at the Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition in San Diego and the Grand Harvest Awards in Sonoma County, Calif. At the Grand Harvest Awards, IG's 2009 Roussanne, the only Roussanne in the competition, earned gold.
The winery is at 102 N. 200 West in Cedar City, next to the Iron Gate Bed and Breakfast. It is a full-service boutique winery that blends, bottles and cellars 12 red and white wines. It also offers a full-service tasting room and indoor tasting bar where visitors can sample before they buy.
The winery recently changed its name after being notified by two other wineries with the same name, said owner Doug McCombs. "As a new winery, we were not interested in a long and expensive legal fight, so we agreed to use the name IG and let the other two wineries fight it out."
Arts and crafts at Saturday Market
Last-minute shoppers can find handcrafted items from more than 50 local vendors at The People's Market seventh annual Holiday market. Live music and free crafts and candy for children will also be offered.
When • Saturday, Dec. 21, noon to 8 p.m.
Where • Trolley Square, 600 S. 700 East, Salt Lake City, on the upper level between the Old Spaghetti Factory and the Desert Edge Pub.
Details • slcpeoplesmarket.org
Winter Market at Rio Grande Depot
It's the last Winter Market of 2013. Stock up on locally raised meats, cheese, breads, sweets, fresh apple cider and more for the holidays. Santa will be there handing out candy canes.
When • Saturday, Dec. 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where • Rio Grand Depot, 300 S. Rio Grande St., Salt Lake City
School sells benefit cookbook
Kauri Sue Hamilton School for students with disabilities in Riverton has compiled a cookbook to benefit its Employee Love Fund or ELF. The cookbook includes 474 recipes submitted by staff and families as well as cooking hints and a free e-book. ELF was established 15 years ago to help a staff members with cancer, but has continued as a way for the school to continue to give back to the community. Cookbooks are available for $14 each or $12 when five or more are purchased. They are available at the school, 2827 W. 13400 South, or by calling 801-567-8515. Books can be mailed for an extra $3 shipping and handling charge.
USU Gardening Calendar available
Utah State University Extension Services is selling its 2014 Gardening Calendar for $5. It includes seasonal gardening tips and educational activities hosted by the Utah State University Botanical Center and Ogden Botanical Gardens. All proceeds support gardening education programs. Order online at usubotanicalcenter.org
The Annex brew house opens
While The Annex by Epic Brewing opened its restaurant several months ago, it recently completed its brew house and has begun making beer on site. The seven-barrel, 217-gallon system is situated in the basement of the restaurant, with an open section near the entrance, where patrons can view the brewers at work. Some of the initial house-only draft beers available include an American golden ale, a classic oatmeal stout and an aggressively hopped Belgian saison.
Where • 1048 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City.
Open • Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Dunkin' Donuts opens in Midvale
Dunkin' Donuts opened a new store at 758 W. 7219 S. in Midvale this week. The restaurant, in the Family Center near Ross Dress for Less, includes a drive-through and is open daily from 4:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. This is the eighth Dunkin' Donuts store to open along the Wasatch Front. There are three in Salt Lake City as well as Taylorsville, Ogden, Bountiful and West Valley City.
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