We tasted some exceptionally awesome red blends or Meritage wines. Each and every one of them was different. All using Bordeaux grapes, but by putting them into different ratios and having completely different growing regions makes each one of these wines unique. For instance, our 2007 Meritage was with Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Merlot blend so it is going to be much more fruitier than one made with Petit Verdot and/or Cabernet Sauvignon. There was also a "take-away" message that I must mention...consumers still don't think about drinking local wine like they eat/buy local food. And how can we change that?? One person, one store, one restaurant at a time. Putting our products in front of consumers as often as we can and writing about it...via social media!
All and all it was FUN...but the most exciting time for me was meeting all the fellow wine enthusiasts and bloggers/tweeps/facebook fans.
Hope to continue on the enthusiasm of drink local wine...