I'm off to Las Vegas tomorrow morning. I'm going for business. I'll be presenting at the ASTD TechKnowledge conference on Creative Commons licensing (although the session has a deceptively different name) and a mini-workshop on using Twitter.
By the way, if you're curious in these things, I offer classes here in Cincinnati as well. Just express interest.
Don't worry about the wine blog either. I've got several posts lined up and scheduled so that you're not without your wine information – you'll never know I'm gone. Kevin might even pop in with a Beer Guy post while I'm gone.
But there's something for you in my Vegas trip as well.
I'm a firm believer in killing two birds with one stone. So while I'm in the city that truly never sleeps, I'm going to interview some of the cocktail and wine superstars. And that's where I need your help.
On Wednesday morning, I'm interviewing Patricia Richards, who is the lead mixologist for Wynn Resorts. It's unusual for a woman to have achieved this role. I suspect it's her mixing that is also responsible for the Best Bellini I've Ever Had. Nothing can compare to the Bellini I had at the Wynn two years ago, so I'm eager to find out her secrets.
Additionally, I'm heading over to my favorite Vegas restaurant that's out of my price range: Aureole by Charlie Palmer. About 6 years ago, Kevin took me there as an early birthday dinner. I love the place – the wine servers "fly" on bungie cords up the wine tower to retrieve bottles. I wonder if they'll let me fly. Regardless, I'm set up to interview their Master Sommelier on Wednesday afternoon. I'm quite excited.
So my questions to you: What Do You Want to Know? Do you have questions about cocktails or mixology? Lay 'em on me. I'll ask Patricia. Questions about wine, buying wine for a fancy restaurant, buying wine IN a fancy restaurant? I can't wait to hear them.
It's up to you, folks. Help me out by posting interview questions in the comments.
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