Well it's October, so that means we're gearing up for Halloween, apple orchards and all that fun stuff. But there's also another event to look forward to this month: Oktoberfest! The traditional German festival is cause for a lot of fun, and a lot of drinking! I had the chance to speak with Beer and Wine expert Jim Laughren over the phone, and he gave us a whole bunch of info on the subject.

Jim is a certified Beer and Wine Educator, author of A Beer Drinker's Guide to Knowing and Enjoying Fine Wine, and has appeared on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC affiliates. He also knows a TON about the history of Oktoberfest. He told us a lot about beer, wine, how beer drinkers can get into wine, and the beginnings and evolution of Oktoberfest.

You can find out more about our local Oktoberfest celebration in Cole Camp this weekend here, and listen to my interview with Jim by clicking on the audio player below.