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AP Wins Scholarship to 2010 WBC in WA!

April 20, 2010

Yes, I did! I won a scholarship to attend this year’s Wine Blogger’s Conference in Walla Walla Washington!

Which of course calls for a celebration and what’s more festive to drink than a sparkling wine?

A sparkling wine from Washington State!

Because nothing says congratulations and celebrations like sparkling wine, and this one by Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut is really festive! It’s pleasing to the palate with notes of crisp Washington apples, nice balance of sweet to acid, and it’s easy to find here in California. At only $10 on sale at the local grocery store,  I thought nothing of icing it down and opening it–actually, the cork popped itself when I left it alone for a few minutes! At that price, and with a real cork cork, it compares very favorably with the California sparklers I know in its price range.

According to Rick Casqueiro, Winemaker, “Sparkling wine is a wonderful yet often overlooked accompaniment to food. Bright acidity and effervescence cleanses the palate, while the delicate flavors compliment a wide array of dishes. Cuvée Brut pairs very well with Japanese cuisine, my favorite is with sashimi. Sip with bagels and lox for a relaxing weekend brunch.” –Rick Casqueiro, Winemaker

Yay!! I’m going to Washington! I’m going to taste hundreds of fabulous wines I’d never even heard of! I’m going to learn all about Washington terroir and walk vineyards and meet winemakers! I’m going to hang with all the important wine blogging movers and shakers!

Please, if you can, send along a little more cash to the Scholarship Fund so other deserving wine bloggers will be able to attend this year’s Wine Blogger’s Conference in Walla Walla Washington!

Now on to my next target–getting a place on the WBC-or Bust bus since I know I’ll be attending the conference!! More Washington wine, please! I wonder what else I’ll be able to find around here from Washington?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 23, 2010 4:57 am

    Congratulations! Walla Walla is a tiny town in Australia too. It’s an Aboriginal word meaning ‘place of many rocks’. You rock!

  2. April 23, 2010 5:02 am

    Awwm shucks Paul! You rock too! Thanks for the continued encouragement! And that’s very cool about the word Walla Walla–I’ll have to do a post on it!

  3. May 12, 2010 1:16 pm

    I want to get scholarship

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