Getting ready to judge the best of show wines at the Southwest Wine Competition in Taos, N.M., part of next month's Taste of Taos. I'll have more on this later, but so far, so good. These are mostly wines from states that don't have much of a wine reputation, and the quality has been better this year than last.
We had a terrific red hybrid, some fine dessert wines, and a riesling that was quite medal worthy. Plus, the judging has been much fun.