The summer is in full-effect, and we’re delighted to be involved in so many lively wine events! One in particular that we had the pleasure of participating in – Wine Bloggers Conference!
What can we say? How else can you start a weekend with winos, but to celebrate with an International Wine Night?! Sponsors included Wines of Chile, Wines of South Africa, and Planet Bordeaux! We also had the chance to pour some delicious and affordable Bordeaux during the live speed tastings. Friday, we poured a juice rosé from the Pomerol region – Chateau Festival Rosé 2009 – which only costs around $13! For Saturday’s live speed tasting, we brought a top notch Saint-Emilion Grand Cru – Chateau Edmus 2007 – full of fresh tobacco, dark fruit, and annise, for only $30! [Though we didn't have much inventory left, our Le Wine Buffs didn't mind gettin' a swig of the goods directly from the bottle!]
I have to say, one of my favorite moments of the conference would have to be visiting Monticello. Even though it was crazy hot (I think the heat index was well over 110), I couldn’t help being giddy in the fact that I was standing inside Thomas Jefferson’s home. It was marvelous to see how he thoughtfully laid out the design of his home, with details such as installing a “dumbwaiter” on the sides of his fireplace.
Check out our fun pics from the long & wine drenching weekend below, which included pics from the trip to Monticello, fast-paced wine tastings, late night pool parties, and robots!
(Click on the images or captions to view full photo albums)
Wine Bloggers Conference – The Atmosphere
Can’t wait for WBC12 – Portland, here we come! You can also view the photo albums at our Flickr page along with much more!