The contest, known as WBC or Bust, was organized by WineCHATr.com and sponsored by numerous Washington wine and tourism industry entities. It is designed to encourage exposure and awareness of Washington wine, but all indications are that the pleasure in participating is going to be mine. The prize consists of a two day luxury trip across Washington visiting many beautiful wineries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and tasting dozens of the finest wines that Washington has to offer.
I would like to thank the sponsors of this event for their generous consideration, and let you readers know that you can expect a sort of Washington focus throughout the month of June. Washington offers such a diversity of fine and delicious wines that I promise it will remain interesting and provide lots of useful information, and hopefully some good stories to go along with it.
Finally I want to point to the other winners of this contest whom I am anxious to meet (since I will be sharing a bus with them for two days) and say to any Washington wineries or industry representatives that I would be thrilled to engage with you prior to my visit, if you have an interest. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.