The last we spoke, Mrs. Noontime and I were at the 2013 WineMaker Magazine Conference in Monterey, CA. The second day of the conference was just as jam-packed as the first.
We got to spend a lot of time with friends, old and new, in the exhibit area. Thanks to all who stopped by the Noontime Labels booth! We enjoyed talking with everyone!
Thanks to Brad Ring for the photo!
At lunch, we got to listen to a panel of columnists from WineMaker Magazine fielding questions from the audience.
Sorry to interrupt your regularly scheduled blog post this week, but we’ve been busy at the WineMaker Magazine Conference in Monterey, CA, May 17 and 18, 2013.
Yesterday was an amazing day, with classes on a variety of home winemaking topics. Some of the courses offered were: Wine Kit Blending, Reducing Sulfites, 5 Keys to Great Fermentation, Minimalist Winemaking, and Fixing and Preventing Common Winemaking Problems.
At lunch, we were treated to a keynote address from the Wine Wizard herself, Alison Crowe. She shared winemaking wiz-dom and encouraged us to make wine we enjoy.
Noontime Labels is once again proud to be a sponsor of the annual WineMaker Magazine Conference, held this year in Monterey, CA. The conference starts May 17, and I have a lot to get ready in the next week and a half.
One of the fun things I get to do is to select some of my own homemade wines to share at the Wine Share and Tasting Party. And I’ve been wondering how my wines will hold up on the flight from Florida to California.
Wine works in mysterious ways…
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