Wednesday, July 25, 2012

IPNC Excitement

As my previous post noted, we are heading to Oregon tonight to attend a wine festival this weekend, called the International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC).  This event is hosted on the campus of my alma mater, Linfield College -- which is just 15 minutes from where I grew up.  IPNC feels like I am returning home.

This will be the first year we are attending the full weekend, which starts tomorrow morning and goes through mid-day on Sunday.  Last year we just attended the main Saturday night dinner, the Salmon Bake and the Sunday afternoon tasting. We had a really great time even with this limited program.  This year we are doing the full weekend which includes seminars, winery tours and multi-course meals by world renowned chefs.  You can see the full itinerary here.

We'll be staying on campus, which is a bit of a blast from the past.  This of course will not require us to drive at all during the wine festival, which is a high priority for me.

Since this is my very first full-weekend IPNC, I am a bit concerned that two full days of celebrating my favorite wine might be a bit much -- by the end of the weekend, will I be tired of Pinot Noir? Perish the thought!

What are you doing this weekend? Attending a great food and wine festival or are you staying at home and making your own personal food and wine festival?



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1 comment:

Jamie & James said...

I can't wait to hear all about it! Drink some pinot for me.