I will be drinking local wine with the Drink Local Wine people this weekend in St. Louis, where I will not wear any of my Chicago Cubs regalia.
The subject of the event is Missouri wines.
Jeff Siegel, regular LouJu commentor and Wine Curmudgeon, claims that I will not be able to distinguish between Missouri and California wines in a blind tasting — something that is either a statement on the quality of Missouri wines or an indictment of my own tasting abilities.
Either way, I’m looking forward to this. I’ve noted huge improvements in regional wines (notably from Kentucky and Virginia) over the last few years, and suspect Missouri will show similar forward progress.
Also, for you fans of professional wrestling, there’s at least one person coming to the conference who has threatened to sue me. That’s going to add a layer of intensity to the weekend as I try to avoid an embarrassing altercation. While there will not be reserved seating for that particular awkward moment, you can get tickets to the event as a whole here and just follow me around, anxiously anticipating my whimpering beat-down.