JUST WINE TALK: ART OF WINE FESTIVAL PART DEAUX

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!

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