The business of food and wine is surely the “Golden Ticket” of a Willy Wonka dream come true. Forget all the poundage that comes with the tastings and samplings (the average food writer gains 40 pounds during their career), we just tend to dive in with fork, knife, or, in this case, wineglass. Sarasota Magazine was fortunate to receive numerous cases of wine this past spring, no doubt the vineyards hoping we would write about their grape varietals and tannins. Well, it worked! Pam Daniel organized our first “Swirl Party” a few weeks back. So, with 30 odd wineglasses and a host of some of my favorite editors (or wine drinkers) in town, we swirled.
Robert Fottler teaches us about swirling while associate editor Hannah Wallace and her boyfriend, Steve Jones, listen contentedly in the background.