Wish me luck. The Wine Curmudgeon is judging this competition, one of the most prestigious in the U.S.,over the next three days.
Why do I need luck? The IEWC gets thousands and thousands of entries, which is a lot of spitting. Or, as one friend of mine said, “After you’ve judged this competition, you’ll know you’ve been judging a competition.”
Which is not necessarily a bad thing. I’ll get to taste regional wine, which I enjoy; get to taste wine made from grapes other than chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and merlot, which I also enjoy; and get a chance to spread the word about DrinkLocalWine.com and our August conference, which I will really enjoy.