Saying that the Wine Curmudgeon was overwhelmed last night at the Colorado wine tasting we held to promote DrinkLocalWine 2012 would be an understatement of the highest degree. My pal Dave McIntyre has many of the details.
Why overwhelmed? Because no one -- including the people at Total Beverage in Westminister, where we held the event -- expected to see that many people. At least 100, in fact.
As Dave notes, they were a terrific cross-section of wine drinkers, Some of them knew Colorado wine and some didn't, but almost all were ready and eager to give ther local wine a try.
One young man, who seemed more dressed for a rock concert than a wine tasting, wowed us with his palate. Someone asked what one of the wines tasted like, and he paused for a second, and then said "Cough syrup." Robert Parker in a hoodie, perhaps?