I should probably start out with stating the obvious….I love wine.
That said, pinot noir would have to be one of my least favorite wines. But I was looking for some volunteering opportunities. Oh and there was free wine for the volunteers. And well, free wine is good wine in my book. So volunteer I did.
It was being held at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica airport. Which was an interesting venue. There were over 100 wineries there, a few cheese vendors and some miscellaneous wine-related vendors. Immediately walking inside the hanger and you’re over-powered overwhelmed with the hum of all the voices bouncing all around the metallic hanger.
My volunteer shift was one of the later shifts (3:00 – 5:30) which meant there wasn’t all that much for me to do up at the front table. Not many people were arriving the last two hours of the event. But I did get to see plenty of really, really drunk people leaving. And that alone was worth the volunteering experience.
I did take a super quick taste before I checked out. I mean I had to, it was wine 😉
I’ll definitely sign up to volunteer again next year (though I’d love to have an earlier shift with a bit more responsibility). And if you like pinot, you might want to check it out.