It seems a little strange to fly to Argentina during the second week of school, but that is when the International Wine Forum is scheduled in Mendoza. This year they kindly invited me to be a guest speaker on the US wine market — all expenses paid. Amazingly, I was able to fit in the 5 day trip around my class schedule, and after 20 hours of travel I’m back in winter in the Southern Hemisphere. It is very cold and they are in the process of pruning their vines, while at home in Sonoma everyone is praying the grapes will get ripe enough to harvest soon. Feeling a bit like Alice in Wonderland.
However, looking forward to my first glass of Malbec, and the fancy wine dinner planned for tonight. I will be blogging this trip on www.winetravelstories.blogspot. Check it out in the next few days for more details.