This time next week I will be in the Finger Lakes wine region of New York State, joining 30 other wine folks, all wine bloggers and/or their significant others. The reason, TasteCamp, the purpose explore a lesser known wine region. You may remember last year TasteCamp East was in Long Island, New York and both Megan and I had a fabulous time learning about a new wine region, to us, so much so we went back at the end of ’09. This year I’ll be flying solo, without my partner in crime, as being pregnant has thwarted her wine tasting!
In case you don’t know about TasteCamp, here is a primer from the TasteCamp website…
“The concept for TasteCamp is a simple one: getting enthusiastic journalists and bloggers together in a region that is new to them to taste as much wine as possible and speak to as many winemakers as possible over the course of a weekend.
Most smaller, lesser-known wine regions in the world would love to get their wines in front new audiences, it can be a challenge. With TasteCamp, the new audience comes to them.
This is not a junket — attendees pay their own travel expenses — including for their hotel rooms — and meals. Through generous sponsors, some meals may be deeply discounted.
TasteCamp EAST 2010 will take place in the Finger Lakes wine region of New York State from May 7-9.”
I’m looking forward to seeing some old wine blogger friends as well as meeting new ones, and building relationships with a region I know little about. Keep it here for the action as I will try and post as much as I can while I’m there and then full recaps once I get home. I would like to thank all of the sponsors up front for what I’m sure will be a great event. Thanks also to Lenn Thompson and Evan Dawson for organizing this years event.