Alex Stratta, of Wynn's Alex Restaurant, asked to include my and Eric Glomski's wines (the 2007 Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Tazi and the 2005 Caduceus Naga and Sensei) for a wine dinner in May. I, of course, said yes, and then requested that he make good on his promise to let me work in the kitchen for a while prior to the event.
Then I received an e-mail from Wine Spectator regarding the 2008 Grand Tour in Las Vegas. The timing was perfect, so I bought a ticket for the May 3rd event.
A week in Vegas, learning to cook with one of the world's finest chefs and tasting top-notch wine from around the globe, is a dream come true. Then Murphy's Law showed up.
My vineyard manager informed me that we plant our Tempranillo and Malvasia Bianca from May 1st to the 3rd. So I may have to bow out of the Wine Spectator event so I can be here to plant our new friends. That was an easy decision to make. Vines first. Always.
However, now I'm stuck with a ticket I may not be able to use. Here's where you come in. It was suggested that I do a contest on this blog: Seven questions related to Arizona winery/vineyard topics. First person to get them all right gets my ticket. Check back on April 23, when we'll unveil the questions.
Let the games begin. "C'mon 7!"
Andrew J Walter — Sacramento,CA — April 18, 2008 1:06pm ET
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