Tuesday, 6/5, Little Rock, AR
I know I wrote about
the Art of Wine Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas that is scheduled for
this weekend just a few days ago, but wanted to point all of you
towards a website that does it more justice than I did. Check out the
Liquor World site here and
then click on the PDF download of all the wines that will be available
for tasting. By my count there are some 54 tables set up with some
excellent vineyards represented. My main regret, once again, is that I
will not be able to attend. I can promise that next year, and every
year thereafter, I will be front row and center at the event. They also
have some excellent sounding wine dinners planned with Jim Concannon
and Anthony Bell, which will feature both of those winemakers offerings,
paired with the appropriate course. Sounds like a really great time.
If anyone out there is able to attend, please drop me a note and let me
know if it turned out as great as it sounds. On the home front a new
Rhettism was uttered from my six year old. As he and I were driving to
his baseball game he asked me, and very indignant, "Why do I have to
spend "my" whole life in Arkansas"? Now this is from a boy who spent
the first 5 + years of his life in Illinois and who still considers
himself a Chicagoan. I told him that he didn't have to spend "his"
whole life in Arkansas and then asked him where he would rather live.
He thought for a minute and then replied, "Maybe California". Now this
sounded about right to me as he may be being pulled by the vineyards of
Sonoma and Napa or, better yet, it could be Silicon Valley calling him
as he is already a little genius with the computer. I've started
calling him Bill Gates, Jr. at times as he is constantly selling
playmates on the wonders of computer games and web sites. We'll see.
Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often, Drink Wine!