Surviving Texsom 2016

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.

Many Glasses of Rum

Many Glasses of Rum

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.

Robert Mondavi Fume' Blanc - 2014,2013,2012,2008,2004,2001,1996

Robert Mondavi Fume’ Blanc – 2014, 2013, 2012, 2008, 2004, 2001, 1996

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.

Mutual Trading Company - Sake!

Mutual Trading Company – 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!

Spit Cup, Bag, Book & Info Cards

Spit Cup, Bag, Book & Info Cards

P.S. Lots of Wine & Information