People came out by the thousands for another sold out event at the annual Colorado Mountain Winefest at Riverbend Park in Palisade. When it was all said and done, patrons enjoyed samples-o'-plenty of numerous magnificent wines. How many samples did you enjoy?

The person that fell over drunk at our tent while registering for Country Jam tickets must have sampled dozens of wines. He was a big dude, and I'm pretty sure he spoke with a German accent. I can't help but think he can handle a drink or two.

I probably shouldn't say this, but I enjoyed samples from seven different wineries. I'm forbidden to touch alcohol while on the clock, but hey, nobody here listens to me anyway. The fact I just admitted to drinking on the job probably went in one ear and out the other.

Thank you to all the great wineries and vendors who participated this year. Special thanks go out to the ticket buying public who once again made this a sold out event.