Grape Stroll and a Few Mentions

Posted on February 15, 2010

This past Friday evening, I had the pleasure of working the Minnesota Grape Growers Association Wine Stroll inBloomington. In all, 28 wineries were represented. It’s heartening to see such amazing growth in an “industry” so similar to artisan cheesemaking; perhaps there will be a Minnesota cheese stroll one day.

The night flew by. With an attendance of over 500, I was on my toes all night passing out samples and discussing the finer points of Bent River with the knowledgeable crowd. I hope I’m invited back next year.

And, a couple of nice mentions in the blogosphere:

http://heavytable.com/crispin-and-cheese-anatomy-of-a-pairing/

Vicki is a great patron and huge fan of local cheese. Get yourself to Grass Roots Gourmet as soon as you can–she knows her stuff and has an amazing gift for food and drink pairings, as this post demonstrates. Also, if you are an aficionado of things epicurean and live anywhere near the Twin Cities, you should be reading The Heavy Table. Also:

http://www.vegetarianperspective.wordpress.com/

I ran into Sarah and her husband this Saturday at the Linden Hills Co-op. She tells the rest of the story…

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