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Uh…yeah, I have no idea. I only got five hours of sleep last night and have been tasting wine all day and hotel coffee is not strong enough, dammit.
But far be it from me to neglect my blog while at a blogging conference. Soooo…here ya go.
Four things I have learned so far at #WBC11:
1) The Teej liked to booze.
Poking around in Jefferson’s cellar was definitely the coolest part of last night’s Monticello event! Apparently the room was restored and opened to the public just last year, so it’s Kind Of a Big Deal.
Check out the dumbwaiter…and I don’t mean that guy who brought you cold chicken fingers last week at Applebee’s.
And instead of a refrigerator, they had a giant hole in the ground that they filled with snow/ice in the winter to chill their perishables through the year.
Thank you, modern refrigeration technology, for sparing me the trouble of going outside and diging in a pile of dirty old snow when I want a cold beer.
2) MO wine, mo problems
Fact: if you’re the last person at the party, it’s likely that someone will hand you a case of wine to take home. WIN.
(It’s from Missouri. But fortunately my wine rack doesn’t discriminate on the basis of geography! Or quality, for the most part…)
3) Dogs can taste, too.
Something tells me it wasn’t the first time he’d bellied up to the bar.
4) After a long day of drinking wine, there’s nothing better than a cold beer.
I nearly cried last night when I spotted a cooler full of beer. It was nice just to drink something delicious and not feel like I had to think about it. This Long Trail Ale, a craft from Vermont, totally hit the spot. Thanks, Todd, for sharing!
And somehow, I’ve ended up blogging about beer at a wine conference.
If you want to read about wine, follow me on Twitter, where I’ll be live-tweeting 140-character reviews during this afternoon’s speed-tasting session. Which is just about as exhausting as it sounds, actually.
About that coffee….