|Jocelyn & Jordan|
|Jocelyn "tagging" the chalk board|
|Very excited to eat a cupcake|
3. Plan your wine and spirit theme You'll move from wine to Skinny Girl to whiskey to Prosecco to vodka to tequila to scotch to booze-filled cupcakes. Don't try it all. Go in with a plan to try all the bourbon drinks or every winery. I suppose you could try it all if you're disciplined enough to sample the teeniest, tiniest amounts.
|We were JUST there!|
5. Prioritize your goals Our number one priority was to watch the cocktail competition so we definitely met our objective. However, it was an hour and a half long mixology contest and we ended up missing a lot of vendors by sticking it out to the bitter end (congrats Marcos Tello!). I suspect that the organizers will reorganize the structure of the competition for next year to maintain interest and a crowd.
|Major Cocktailoreanism happening here|
7. Ask The Taste Staff & You Shall Receive The staff running the event was friendly, courteous, and helpful. They helped us navigate around to particular tents, cleared our plates at just the right moments, took photos for us, and one amazing dude even brought me a Margarita while I was watching the cocktail competition.
It was definitely a memorable night worth a return trip next Labor Day weekend.