Above: Dallas native D’Lynn Proctor is one of the top sommeliers in the state of Texas.
Yesterday found me and Italian Wine Guy attending seminars at the excellent TexSom conference (held this year in Dallas). In its fifth year, the conference draws some of the country’s best and brightest wine personalities and features seminars and guided tastings with leading celebrity Master Sommeliers. MS Brian Conin led a lively aperitif tasting that included a sip of the house-made Pimm’s produced by RN74 in San Francisco.
Above: Brian served the RN74 Pimm’s mixed with ginger beer yesterday but explained that Prosecco is mixed, together with the ginger beer, in the RN74 “Pimm’s Cup” in San Francisco.
During the spirited (pun intended) exchange from the floor during the question-and-answer period, the ever-affable Bartholomew Broadbent chimed in with an ad hoc lecture on the traditional Pimm’s Cup and its significance in British culture.
A taste of genuine collegiality among wine professionals, some downright fun, and a Pimm’s cup (however experimental) sure can do a body good!