Been getting my somm's and pourers in place for the upcoming LAWineFest 2011! There's still time for you to let me know if you want to help.
- There will be over 500 wines and spirits to taste, plus great food from local restaurants and food trucks.
- There will be special programs - Wine, Scotch and Sake tasting, plus wine and cheese pairing with Barrie Lynn and George Rosenthal, winemakers and winery owners panels, and a special appearance by Chef Cyndy Schwanke, College of the Canyons -ICE making some glorious desserts to pair with dessert wines!
You should attend, even if you can't volunteer. Discounted tix are still available, but the discounts disappear the closer we get to the event. Don't wait!
But that's not all I've been doing...
Been spending a whole lotta time with winemaker Shawn Shai Halahmy all over the place - Santa Monica, Paso Robles, Toluca Lake, Malibu, and more!
Been up and down the coast spending time with friends and family in Los Osos, Santa Barbara, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, and more!
Been recovering from falling down and breaking my nose in April. Luckily, my palate hasn't been affected! Whew, dodged a bullet there!
Been sending JD in my place to a few events, and he'll have some posts about the Austrian and Spanish wines he's tasted for me.
That's all I have time for today, but don't worry, I'll be back to my usual weekly post soon. Stay tuned and have a great Memorial Day weekend. I know JD & I will!
So glad to read that your nose is on the mend! I look forward to seeing you and JD at The Fest! I hope you won't be too busy to share a taste with a friend!
I'm sure we can work something out! I think one of the benefits of being the Fest Sommelier is getting to taste wine - with friends!
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