The Wine Curmudgeon is in New York's Finger Lakes this week to judge one of my favorite events. It's the International Eastern Wine Competition, run by my pal Richard Leahy of Vineyard & Winery Management magazine. It's one of my favorites because the wines we judge are so Wine Curmudgeonly -- mostly regional wines, and many made with grapes that aren't chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, or merlot.
Plus I get to wear a lab coat and look like I know what I'm doing. Look for my report next week, plus the annual picture of me in my lab coat. This year, I haven't spilled nearly as much red wine on it as I did last year.