Two day and 200 wines — and about 100 of them were zinfandel. But it was still fun, and it's an honor to judge at The Morning News, which attracts some of the best wine people in the country and is one of the most prestigious competitions in the United States.
Plus, we got to taste some odd grapes, which is always a treat. That included the Eastern European saperavi, which earned two golds. We also gave a gold to a very reasonably priced California cabernet sauvignon. Plus, the others on the panel were terrific, and I learned a lot. Details are here.