Last night Terry managed to get a hold of some $75 tickets to Wine Quest. Wine Quest is a fund raising event for the disability community. The event was held at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes. The room was cavernous and reminded me for some reason of a Las Vegas casino. Scattered about the room were 30 or so tables with over 200 different brands of wine. Terry and I started by just going to the food stations and sampling the variety of foods. I decided I wasn't going to have a sip of wine until I got a sketch done.
Terry started sampling the wines as I watched. The people manning the tables were very knowledgeable. For instance Terry wanted a strong flavored red wine to go with some blue cheese and the server offered the perfect wine. I started to get antsy since I knew the event would end at 9 and I knew it would take about an hour to finish a sketch. When I told Terry I needed to sketch she told me she would go check out the silent auction and that she would mingle while I sketched. I finished right as the event was ending. I got the usual comments from tipsy socialites and the cook told me how to spell his name. I had to walk around the huge room several times to find Terry and when I did, she said she was ready to go. I could tell she wasn't in a great mood. Although she told me to sketch, she really wanted me to be social. This urge to draw keeps causing friction. I never did taste any wine.