DrinkLocalWine.com 2012 is over, it was a big success, and now it’s time for a recap. I can’t give you one today, because it’s past 1 am, I’m barely sentient, and the crowd in the Irish pub six floors below is still going strong and loud with a live band. And I don’t think they’re singing about Colorado wine, to be honest.
I will give you this news, in case you weren’t glued to the Twitter feed for the results of our Twitter Taste-Off, sponsored this year by Nomacorc. The crowd favorites, winning our DrinkLocalWine.com decanters, the most coveted prizes in winedom (no, not really) were Ruby Trust Cellars for its “Smuggler,” a Cabernet Franc-based blend, and the Guy Drew Vineyards Pinot Gris. Redstone Meadery also took a decanter as the crowd favorite for its “Nectar of the Hops,” a delightful little fizzy number that tasted as though a master champagne producer had turned his talents to beer.
We tweeted, of course, using hashtags #colwine and #drinklocal. My favorite tweet came from @wineywomen, who wrote, without punctuation, “Best White Guy Drew Pinot Gris.” to which I replied, “The best white guy drew pinot gris? Why not a pinot blanc?”
Well, it’s now 1:30, the band has stopped playing, and the crowd is dispersing from the pub. Even Denver must sleep, and so should I. More about the conference tomorrow. Or today. I have a 3-1/2 hour flight back to reality on which to write.