In one word: Spit!
It is one of the best educational, friendship building, fun times you can have with a bunch of wine geeks in 3 days.
My 2 favorite seminars: “Rum Complexities”. I really took rum for granted & had no idea it could have so many nuances…plus we had to say “argh” like a pirate before class started. I love Sommeliers that have a sense of humor.
The other seminar was a retrospective of Robert Mondavi Fume’ Blanc aka Sauvignon Blanc. I was so surprised at the age-ability of Sauvignon Blanc. My favorite was the 2001. I enjoyed the history of the Mondavi family & vineyards.
My favorite Hospitality Suite was Mutual Trading Company’s sake. It was such a welcomed change from all of the wine and It had been a long time since I had good sake.
Some of my favorite wines I discovered:
This was a very simplistic overview of Texsom, but so much goes on and so many people are involved that it is hard to detail everything. I’m just glad I got to experience it with these people: @Friscokid49 @ryan_sorrell @redouxwine @sheripattilo @MattMcGinnis
I will be back!
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