TasteCamp attendees tasting Tierce riesling (and components of) at Red Newt Cellars yesterday evening.

By Lenn Thompson, Editor-in-Chief

Why am I up at 6 a.m. on a Saturday when I'm technically on vacation? Easy — I'm up early getting ready for what I'm sure will be an incredible day two of TasteCamp EAST 2010.

Yesterday was a stunningly wonderful day in the Finger Lakes — one filled with the kind of passion and top-flight wines that makes the Finger Lakes a wine destination.

I'm sure that we'll see a lot of blog posts come out of the weekend's events, but I have to tip my virtual cap to Julien Marchand of Empty Glasses, for being the first to publish one.

Thank you to all of the winery hosts and sponsors yesterday: Anthony Road Wine Company, Fox Run Vineyards, Heron Hill Winery, Ravines Wine Cellars, Finger Lakes Wine Country and the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance

And as I mentioned yesterday, you can follow the action and get updates from attendees on Twitter by searching for the #TasteCamp hashtag.