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)?