One of the intriguing seminars held in concert with the Taste Our Terroir series this year was one that focused on rosé: fitting, given that the overall winner of the 2017 Livermore Valley Uncorked Competition happened to be a rosé made by Winemaker Dave Hendrickson of Occasio. Rosé is definitely the big buzz these days, with people going crazy for rosés of all hues, and not just as a wine, but in frozen cocktails (frosé) and even in gin.
Each year, the main event of Taste Our Terroir gets more competitive and far more interesting from a consumer point of view. Opening early for VIPs, and adding wine tasting in the lovely courtyard of Casa Real, was a big plus. Electronic voting was introduced for the first time – gone are the corks in buckets. It was a little chaotic there towards the end as people tried to figure out the voting, but it was super helpful to have event staff with smartphones speeding up the process.
This year, many fun and appealing new pieces have been added to round out this annual celebration of the Livermore Valley's unique winegrowing region in all its fascinating facets. Whether you like hiking in the vineyard, sipping port, enjoying brunch, taking a cooking lesson or sipping on Rosé there’s something to suit your tastes or float your boat. The annual event is hosted by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association.
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