Tomorrow is an exciting day because we’ll be in Ankeny, Iowa shooting for the first time at the Mid-American Wine Competition. On the campus of Des Moines Area Community College some of the worlds most prestigious and knowledgeable wine people will come together over the weekend to swirl, slurp, and spit some of the most exciting wines in the country. Featuring Bob Foster as the competition director and Doug Frost, MS/MW (one of three people in the world to hold the distinction of Master Sommelier and Master of Wine) along with a whose-who in the wine world, including some of our own from Iowa. It’s a big deal and many of these judges come from afar to experience the new and exciting wines coming from Iowa and the heartland.
Our goal is to interview competition organizers, judges, and volunteers (it takes a lot to put this event on) to gain a better understanding of what excites these wine pro’s about what’s happening in the Iowa wine industry.