Food is a favorite pleasure and necessity. Wine accompanies and lights up the taste buds. Restaurants around the Vail valley have been teaming up with sommeliers and wine distributors to offer winemaker dinners and tastings with appetizers. Visitors can watch for these special events online or in the newspaper. Beaver Creek has its Bon Appetit Culinary demonstrations, and Taste of Vail livens things up in April for those in the culinary "know."