Sponsored by Ferguson, Grohe and Jenn-Air, a group of Portland interior designers and building professionals were treated to a day at Sokol Blosser, one of the Willamette Valley's wine industry founding wineries. Seeing this industry up close and personal, being treated to some fantastic wine and a tasty lunch al fresco gave me new appreciation for the science of wine. Our guide walked us through the vineyard, told us about the different types of grapes, how different wines are made and the impact soil can have on a glass of wine. All in all, a wonderful day in the sun enjoying some fantastic wine and meeting new folks in the industry. And, how does any of this relate to interior design - it doesn't really. I just wanted to share a great experience.