The panel should be a lot of fun, if only because it will be moderated by Alfonso Cevola, the award-winning Italian Wine Guy. The other panelists include Dr. Richard Becker of Texas’ Becker Vineyards; Jim Collins of Frei Brothers (who kept one of my Cordon Bleu classes spellbound – literally – with a discussion of the best grape growing techniques); Ellen Flora of Domaine Chandon; Brian Maloney of Deloach and Buena Vista wineries; and Diego Pinilla of Bodegas Bilbainas.
We’ll talk about wine. We’ll taste wine. We’ll probably even try and figure out what constitutes a modern lifestyle wine. I might even offer some cheap wine advice.
On Friday, meanwhile, I‘ll join my old pal Tim McNally for his wine radio show live from Savor Dallas. Tim will broadcast from noon to 3 p.m. from the Four Seasons in Las Colinas, and I’ll be on around 1:30 p.m.
Stop by if you’re in the area and say hello. I’ll update you on The Cheap Wine book.