A lot of wine

I don’t like to brag1, but I really do have an awesome job. Thursday night I was working late, and I received a text from Chris (sommelier and co-owner of Trelio):

You want to be a professional wine judge tomorrow…had a judge drop off…

I received the same invitation last year (also the night before, I believe), so I couldn’t decline again.

Now, I’d label myself more of a wine enthusiast, but Chris knows my palette. I showed up at 8:00 a.m. to start tasting, and was placed on the expert panel—there were six panels, two each in three categories: Expert, Millennial and Hispanic.

By 2:00 p.m., we had each judged over 60 wines. Sure, we took a lunch break, but I think I coined a new term: wine fatigue. My taste buds still hurt.

Still, not a bad way to spend a Friday! (Also, the comments were quite positive about that box.) Results will be published by the competition host, San Joaquin Valley Winegrowers Association.

1 Okay, I really do like to brag.

2 Responses to “A lot of wine”

  1. Kim
    June 27, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

    We must find a way for you to hire me. I can take all these hard events off your shoulders. You know, becasue I care.

    • Kim
      June 27, 2011 at 5:46 pm #


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