There were also upward of 500 wines, none of which I could quite get to because the lines were so long. Signage was bad. I ended up in Italy twice when I was really looking for Austria. The only tables I really had the opportunity to taste through completely was the grower champagne table. Nice stuff, but not what I need for my restaurant right now.
These tastings are all about running into people and I do not want to run into people. I want to go into a room, taste my way through the current vintages, scratch down a few notes, and be on my merry way. Thank god I'll be out of town for the next round on the 23rd and 24th.