I’m excited to be heading to Denver tomorrow to explore Colorado wine at DrinkLocalWine.com’s 2012 conference. But even if you can’t join us, you can be part of the excitement by entering our contest to win two Amtrak tickets from Denver to Grand Junction, heart of Colorado’s wine country, along some of the most scenic railroad in the country. The deadline for entering is today, so giddyup!
We’ve got a great program planned, including “The Colorado Blind Challenge,” pitting local wines against California wines in a blind tasting, and of course our annual “Twitter Taste-Off,” where several Colorado wineries will pour their best for the assembled bloggers and wine enthusiasts to taste and tweet. “Twitter tastings” are commonplace now, but DrinkLocalWine.com’s initial Twitter Taste-Off in Dallas in 2009 may have launched this trend, for better or worse. It certainly is a lot of fun.
And I’m looking forward to connecting in person with the bloggers and writers who will be joining us, including George Taber, author of “Judgment of Paris: California vs. France and the Historic 1976 Paris Tasting that Revolutionized Wine” and many other works. I’ll have my copy with me to be autographed. Linda Murphy, who covers U.S. wine for Jancis Robinson, will also be there, as will Joe Roberts of 1WineDude.com fame. And many more of the bloggers and writers who are helping to revolutionize the American wine industry by writing about “wine from around here, wherever here happens to be.”
It should be fun. Oh, and there will be wine, too!