The best ideas come together while drinking wine with friends, right?
If this is true (which it most certainly is) then this was yet another genius plan I've pitched to my personal sommelier, Abbe Davidson. Not only is Abbe affectionately known as "the wine lady" here in Des Moines, she's also one of the most fun, quick witted and brilliant gals I'm lucky enough to call friend. The conversation that lead to us "co-teaching" a wine class for Des Moines' premiere event, Winefest, went something like this:
"Wouldn't it be hilarious if we wrote about wine where I translated all the fancy somm stuff you say?"
"We should, like, teach a class together for Winefest. Don't they do those tastings?"
[Wine sloshes as Laura gestures grandly with her hands.]
"Sure, great idea."
[Abbe tells Laura to "finish it" so that she can refill glasses with a new, fresh Australian wine.]