I am getting ready to head out the door once again, but not for a ride this time. Thanks to a wonderful friend here in Houston, I have been selected to be a judge for the 2017 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition here in Houston. Apparently, there are 2800 wines to be judged, and I am off to the orientation here in a minute. Before that, however, here are a few reminders:
- First, last week, I forgot to remind you all that we are once again going to do our own little wine exchange, what we have come to call Secret Wino. If you are interested, all the details are HERE. I decided to extend the deadline a bit, but I really need to know by Monday if you want to participate. I will let everyone know by Tuesday evening who your Secret Wino is. If you have not heard from me by then, send me an email.
- Voting is still open through the weekend for this month’s Monthly Wine Writing Challenge. First, read all the entries HERE. And then go and vote for your favorite HERE.
- As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the Oregon Wine Board is once again sponsoring the Oregon Wine A-List Awards. They are looking for restaurants across the globe that have stellar representations of Oregon wines on their wine lists. Do you have any in your corner of the world? If so, you should provide the Board with all the details so they can spread the word! All the details can be found HERE.
- My friends over at Last Bottle recently wrote a piece on sabering, and they had the not so brilliant thought to interview me for the article. Go HERE if you would like to check it out.
Off to learn how to judge—Happy Saturday!