2009 Seattle Wine Awards
Just arrived at the Rainier Club in Seattle and getting settled in to blog live. I’ll update this post as I taste and make my way around. So far, I’m waiting to receive assignments for the wineries I’m supposed to be covering. In the meantime, here are a couple of photos of the blogger room with everyone busy setting up twitter accounts for wineries and blogging about what’s happening.
It would seem that the wine of the afternoon that everyone was raving about was the Double Gold award-winning Syncline 2007 Mourvèdre, Horse Heaven Hills ($30), but then I already knew that when I tasted it at Taste Washington a couple of months ago.
The food at this event was incredibly good. I was able to take a break and have some of the prime rib roast, scalloped potatoes and macaroni and cheese. My only real complaint about the venue would be the crowds and the way they arranged the exhibitor’s tables. The large columns made it hard to maneuver around when the public descended upon the place. The bloggers could have been better organized but it worked out nonetheless and I’m glad that I was able to attend and network with other wine lovers, bloggers and social media geeks.