Can't say I've done this before!
WineAmerica hosted the elaborate tasting on Tuesday, May 20th at the Longworth House Building (another 1st for me...even after living in the area for almost 7 years, I stay away from the politics of DC). There were wineries from 25 states including New Jersey, Iowa, Ohio, Georgia, Minnesota and more!
Congressmen, staffers and wine industry folks gathered to sample these unique, lesser known wines. It was my first time tasting wine from New Jersey, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Yes, that's Maynard James Keenan of Tool pouring his wine from Caduceus Cellars -More about him in a minute.
Needless to say, there were A LOT of wines to taste, most of which I had never tried before.
WineAmerica is the National Association of American Wineries and is members-only. "The mission of WineAmerica is to encourage the dynamic growth and development of American wineries and winegrowing through the advancement and advocacy of sound public policy." Fitting for DC, public policy and wine. We do consume the most wine in America!
Are you a winery or supplier that is interested in learning more about WineAmerica? Read here.
After the amazing tasting, this happened:
Where do you take a rockstar for dinner? A rockstar place like Rose's Luxury! We had a fantastic meal, Elizabeth provided superb service and oh, the food. So. Good.