6/21/2010

Funny Name... Serious Business

Posted by The Wine Whore |


Luckily this will be a short work week for me...

Why? I'm heading to none other than Walla Walla, Washington.

Sounds like a funny place, right? Well, there will be much serious business to attend to. That's because I'm traveling to this oddly named wine country to attend the 2010 Wine Bloggers Conference.

I have to admit, I'm a bit nervous about getting on a plane, traveling across the U.S., and leaving my wife and wine at home. I don't know what to expect but I'm hoping that I get to try a lot of wine (both good and bad), meet some cool new winos, and have an overall awesome time.

I wonder what the weather is like in Walla Walla right now?

I'll make sure to share more details... but in the meantime, happy sippin'!

Cheers!

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4 comments:

Joeshico said...

Hi Randy, have fun and enjoy all the wine. Please enjoy a nice Washington St. Riesling on me.
If you haven't voted yet on next years location, New York Finger Lakes would be a great experience.

Wine said...

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Save Big! A bottle of wine is not that big! Hosting parties and family can be expensive. Taxes tend to make up the lions share of the price of wine purchased at retail. Save big and make your own wine.

Less Sulphites. When you make wine � it contains less than 1/5th the sulphites of commercially produced wines. Large wine producers tend to over-sulphite their wine to reduce spoilage. Many people are allergic to sulphites and they are not good for anyone�s health.

Better for the environment. When you make wine, you sterilize and re-use your bottles over and over. This means less landfill or energy used to recycle your used bottles. Over your lifetime think of how many wine bottles you have generated only to toss them in your recycle bin. Reduce, Re use, Re drink!

Easy peasy. Making your own wine is easy. Consult your yellow pages or Google �winemaking stores� in your area. The process requires two visits: the first to mix your ingredients (5 minutes) and the second to bottle the finished product (15 minutes).

It�s good for you. Doctors have been boasting the health benefits of a glass of wine a day for years. Research has suggested wine can be good for your heart and for overall relaxation. .

It�s a fun hobby. Get involved in producing your own beverages. There is a pride in consuming anything you make yourself. Your friends will be impressed! Serve your homemade wine at your house parties. You can even have wine-tasting or wine-creating parties. Incorporate some fun into wine making by learning with your friends as well.


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Jordan Winery Vlog said...

Hi Randy,

It was so great to finally meet you in Walla Walla. I�m glad we had the opportunity to hang out during the Red Mountain excursion.

Hope to see you in Charlottesville next summer (or in Sonoma wine country before then).

Regards,
Lisa Mattson
http://blog.jordanwinery.com

April Yap said...

Hi Randy,

Wahington is so nice to look around. I am happy to see lots of nice pictures you have. Your blog is so fun to read. I hope to see more.

BTW, I wanted to ask you a question about your blog but I couldn't find a contact form. Let me know if I can email you!

Regards,
April Yap
Grotto Custom Wine Cellars
http://www.GrottoCellars.com
AprilY@GrottoCellars.com

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