Another Quick Post - Wine Bloggers Conference 2010 USA

Tom Waliser of Beresan Cellars.

We enjoyed a gorgeous sunny day in Walla Walla Saturday. While we tasted three Beresan reds, Tom discussed geology and climate and how it affects vineyards and their location. This vineyard is in Oregon, but since it is part of the Walla Walla AVA - it's still Walla Walla fruit, and the wine is still a Washington wine - that bit of information I did not know.

Semillon Tasting at Buty Winery

Caleb Foster and his lovely wife Nina Buty Foster of Buty Winery, hosted an enchaning and educational Semillon tasting at their winery. Along with, Marty Club of L'ecole No 41 winery and Jay Soloff of DeLille Cellars. For about an hour they discussed Washington Semillon, while we sampled their impressive vintages. I'm a big Semillon fan. We sampled 2005 and 2008 Semillon from each winery. There was even a surprise $200 bottle of Semillon from France we had a chance to compare them against. Jeez, can these guys make great wine.

There is so much I'm leaving out, I know. But I recorded video of the Semillon tasting and I need to edit content and tweak for uploading. So there's more good stuff coming. The Wine Bloggers Conference in Walla Walla, Washington went non-stop Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning. I'd call it a huge success and heard great feedback from the people I poured for and sat with.

FYI:
Wine Bloggers Conference Europe: Vienna, Austria October 22-24, 2010
Wine Bloggers Conference USA: Virginia July 2011

Cheers!

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