Without question, the Bordeaux wine tasting session was my favorite experience at the International Food Bloggers Conference this year. Engaging speakers, fun tablemates, and free rein to pour our own “small pours” from the multiple bottles on our table–what’s not to like? I learned a lot about how to taste, evaluate, and describe wine.
Oh, and the Bordeaux wines themselves? I could describe them as fruity, floral, earthy, woody, spicy, herbaceous…but I think I’ll settle for yummy.
Lunch time at the International Food Blogger’s Conference in Seattle. We find a relatively quiet and zen-like corner of the room to eat and observe the crowd that flows like a school of…well, sharks actually, from table to table. There is excited clustering, there is a little good-natured pushing, there are marshmallows, there is a lot of tasting going on.
The noise level and the temperature rise.
Finally, enough food is consumed for now. Time for the wine tasting.
I’m at the International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC) today in downtown Seattle. The weekend is just getting started but already I’ve scarfed up a delicious lunch, listened to a keynote address by Dorie Greenspan–who was, of course, sweet and funny, rootled through a bag of goodies, met up with a friend , met some new fellow food bloggers, paged through a luscious cookbook that is soon to be released, and maxed out my poor introverted self.
I’ll let you know what the rest of the weekend brings!