Our Latest from the September 2019 issue

Big Buzz September 2019

(Story by Lynn Cline) The glorious days of Wine & Chile are here again. This is when we at Local Flavor like to look back at some of the biggest epicurean events to unfold since last September’s gala gathering of wine and food lovers. And what a dazzling year it’s...

From the Grapevine

(Story by Phillip de Give) As of this writing, USA Today is collecting votes to determine the best Wine and Food Festival in the nation, and the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta is in the running. The excitement and wine-related activity in town is shared by many restaurant owners,...

Under the Influence of Chaco

(Story by Melyssa Holik / Photographs courtesy of Heritage Hotels & Resorts) Nothing quite compares to a warm summer night, looking out over the city from a chic rooftop soirée. If you’re not the lucky owner of a suitable rooftop, head out to Level 5 bar at Hotel Chaco, where...

Ramona Sakiestewa 

(Story by Daniel Gibson / Photographs courtesy of Ramona Sakiestewa) The word creativity defines artist Ramona Sakiestewa. During a recent interview in her airy, contemporary studio in Santa Fe, Sakiestewa seems surprised at the suggestion that she is perhaps the most versatile of all Native American artists working in the United States....

La Emi

(Story by Stephanie Hainsfurther / Photographs by Emily Joanne) La Emi takes the stage and becomes Seduction herself in a dark purple dress with a dramatic, ruffled train. She is young but the flamenco traditions she carries in the proud tilt of her head are old and run deep. With a...

On the Road September 2019

(Story by Sharon Niederman) Golden fall days are here. Poof! Summer is gone and our time of harvest is now. In the high country, aspens begin transforming the shimmer of sunshine they absorbed during hot summer days, reflecting all that light back to our bedazzled eyes. Truckloads of wood rattle...

Volcanic Island Terroir

(Story and Photographs by Greg O’Byrne) After introducing the panelists at last year’s popular Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta seminar on the wines of New Zealand, Advanced Sommelier William Davis of Wilson Daniels quipped, much to the audience’s delight, “This is one of the 10 seminars we host annually that...

Tablas Creek

(Story by James Selby/Photographs Courtesy of Tablas Creek Vineyard) “My Dad latched onto this festival,” says Jason Haas, son of Tablas Creek Vineyard founder and renowned importer the late Robert Haas. The festival he’s referring to is New Mexico’s Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta. “Our first was 2002,” Jason Haas...

What Feeds Their Passion

(Story by Cullen Curtiss) Our September issues highlight our focus of origin, our founding passion—the professionals devoted to Santa Fe’s culinary scene. We are honored to tell their stories each month from the perspective of their passion, and we must say, we are continually inspired. This brethren and sistren of...

Night for the Senses

(Story by Mark Johnson) Whether this is your first time to experience the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, or whether you’re a seasoned pro, choosing two or three of the featured wine dinners to attend out of the 35 taking place can be a daunting, if not an overwhelming...

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Big Buzz September 2019

(Story by Lynn Cline) The glorious days of Wine & Chile are here again. This is when we at Local Flavor like to look back at some of the biggest epicurean events to unfold since last September’s gala gathering of wine and food lovers. And what a dazzling year it’s…

From the Grapevine

(Story by Phillip de Give) As of this writing, USA Today is collecting votes to determine the best Wine and Food Festival in the nation, and the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta is in the running. The excitement and wine-related activity in town is shared by many restaurant owners,…

Under the Influence of Chaco

(Story by Melyssa Holik / Photographs courtesy of Heritage Hotels & Resorts) Nothing quite compares to a warm summer night, looking out over the city from a chic rooftop soirée. If you’re not the lucky owner of a suitable rooftop, head out to Level 5 bar at Hotel Chaco, where…

Ramona Sakiestewa 

(Story by Daniel Gibson / Photographs courtesy of Ramona Sakiestewa) The word creativity defines artist Ramona Sakiestewa. During a recent interview in her airy, contemporary studio in Santa Fe, Sakiestewa seems surprised at the suggestion that she is perhaps the most versatile of all Native American artists working in the United States….

La Emi

(Story by Stephanie Hainsfurther / Photographs by Emily Joanne) La Emi takes the stage and becomes Seduction herself in a dark purple dress with a dramatic, ruffled train. She is young but the flamenco traditions she carries in the proud tilt of her head are old and run deep. With a…

On the Road September 2019

(Story by Sharon Niederman) Golden fall days are here. Poof! Summer is gone and our time of harvest is now. In the high country, aspens begin transforming the shimmer of sunshine they absorbed during hot summer days, reflecting all that light back to our bedazzled eyes. Truckloads of wood rattle…

Volcanic Island Terroir

(Story and Photographs by Greg O’Byrne) After introducing the panelists at last year’s popular Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta seminar on the wines of New Zealand, Advanced Sommelier William Davis of Wilson Daniels quipped, much to the audience’s delight, “This is one of the 10 seminars we host annually that…

Tablas Creek

(Story by James Selby/Photographs Courtesy of Tablas Creek Vineyard) “My Dad latched onto this festival,” says Jason Haas, son of Tablas Creek Vineyard founder and renowned importer the late Robert Haas. The festival he’s referring to is New Mexico’s Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta. “Our first was 2002,” Jason Haas…

What Feeds Their Passion

(Story by Cullen Curtiss) Our September issues highlight our focus of origin, our founding passion—the professionals devoted to Santa Fe’s culinary scene. We are honored to tell their stories each month from the perspective of their passion, and we must say, we are continually inspired. This brethren and sistren of…

Night for the Senses

(Story by Mark Johnson) Whether this is your first time to experience the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, or whether you’re a seasoned pro, choosing two or three of the featured wine dinners to attend out of the 35 taking place can be a daunting, if not an overwhelming…