This is how well-run the International Eastern Wine Competiton is -- it survived the Wine Curmudgeon being placed in a minor role of authority. I had to oversee my judging group on the second day of the three-day event. That meant I had to record the scores for the wines we judged -- and do some math in the proicess. I'm still shuddering.
Having said all that, I had a wonderful time and it is one of my favorite competitions to judge. If nothing else, I always get to taste some wonderful New York rieslings that aren't available in Texas. My report is here, and it is updated with results.And what would the IEWC be without a picture of me in my lab coat (courtesy of my pal Dave McIntyre)?