June 15-17 2012 FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen. Colorado. The FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2012 as America’s premier culinary event. It consists of three incomparable days of cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and panel discussions by world-class chefs and wine experts. Year after year, noteworthy talent includes experts such as Mario Batali, Gail Simmons, José Andrés, Jacques Pépin, Joshua Wesson and more.