The winemakers from Bordeaux go on a week long US tour previewing the 2008 Bordeaux for all the wine snobs in the world. They start in San Francisco, then head to Chicago, Boston and New York.
The San Francisco tasting was held in the grand ballroom at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. There were hundreds of people in attendance. I was a guest of my friend Wilfred Wong.
|The entrance to The Palace Hotel San Francisco. Gorgeous!|
|Check out the crowd and this beautiful room.|
I tasted 24 of the 102 different wines that they were pouring. I liked about 20 of them. Really liked about 10 of them. I'm really excited. Because I don't usually buy or drink wines from Bordeaux. So this was a great opportunity to really broaden my horizons.
|I took good notes in the handy little tasting guide they gave us.|
Wilfred has lots of friends. And he takes pictures of everyone. You'll notice in the picture above that he actually has two cameras around his neck. He cracks me up. But he takes nice pictures.
Here are some of Wilfred's peeps...
|This winemaker was really sweet and patient for her photo session. I think this is her wine below. I was sure I would remember. But it's all kind of a blur now. Oops. (photo from Wilfred Wong)|
|I'm pretty sure this is her wine. Yum. (photo from Wilfred Wong)|
|The ladies from Yum Sugar were fun. (photo from Wilfred Wong)|
|(photo from Wilfred Wong)|
|The place was still packed when I left at 5pm.|
I really hope I get to do something like this again. It was really, really fun tasting the wine and hanging out with Wilfred.
Thanks again, Wilfred!