This Tuesday, you get the chance to see how much I #$*&@*#% at blending wine. At last year's Wine Bloggers Conference, R. Stuart owners Maria and Rob Stuart invited a few fabulous wine bloggers to create our own pinot noir blends using incomparable grapes from select Willamette Valley vineyards, including Daffodil Hill, Hirschy Vineyard, Temperance Hill, Courting Hill, Weber Vineyard, and Elkhorn Vineyard. On Tuesday, we'll open them up and see how we did. Please join us by logging into Twitter and searching for the hashtag "#bloggersblend". Once you search for the hashtag, you will only see a Twitter feed for the tasting, and you can learn about Willamette Valley pinot noir, ask winemaker Rob Stuart questions, and more (just don't make fun of my poor blending skills!).
Here's a photo of the awesome wine label that R. Stuart created for our pinot noir blend, Half-Assed Red. In retrospect, we could have chosen a better name, but we'd run out of time and we're feeling too stellar :-( All the same, I'm super excited to see how we did! (Photo courtesy of blending partner Kim of the D'Vine Wine Time wine blog)