Between a day job, wine stuff and a toddler who just learned how to say "no", I feel like I'm barely keeping my head above water, so apologies for not blogging more frequently. Here are some newsworthy nuggets from the world of wine (and, yet again, beer)...
- Assiniboine Community College's second International Beer and Food Festival, slated for Thursday October 9, will be hosted by the Brandon college's Hotel and Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts students at the Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts. According to MICA faculty member/event organizer Kyle Zalluski, tickets went on sale yesterday morning at 9 AM, and were sold out in half an hour. Kudos!
- Sticking with non-Winnipeg beverage events, rural Manitobans should be on the lookout for wine tastings in their communities. Roblin, Neepawa, Carman, Sauphin, Swan River, Brandon and Russell residents should pop into their local Liquor Marts to pick up tickets for the events, which begin Friday, October 3 in Russell.
- Moving south of the border, one beverage that isn't so popular in San Francisco is the Palin Syrah. No, the wine isn't made by Alaska Governor/Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, but it doesn't seem to matter - it appears the Left(y) Coast city has gone cold on this Chilean red. It figures - California's a blue state, not a red one. Check out the piece on The Guardian's Oliver Burkeman's blog here. Also disturbing is the passing resemblance Burkeman has to yours truly. [On a side note, I think it's time for me to get a new picture taken - I haven't had earrings in nearly three years.]