Wine, let’s tweet about it
We’ve been a fan of WineTwits - a Twitter-powered community for wine consumers, retailers, vineyards and experts – for some time.
WineTwits serves up insider info, deals & special offers, and their virtual tastings are a uniquely fun way to taste with other wine tweeters.
A WineTwits’ virtual tasting
While there are a few variances, a WineTwits virtual tasting goes something like this…
A box of wine arrives at your door a few days before the tasting. On the day of the tasting, you plan out a menu to accompany the wines and preferably invite some friends over to share in the experience.
At the scheduled time, the tastings begins, with wine tweeters sharing their thoughts on each wine, using a specific hashtag for that tasting.
The hashtag enables you to follow along with the Twitter tasting notes as each wine is sampled.
#WITS2012 – A National Virtual Tasting Event by WineTwits
On Tuesday, July 10th we joined WineTwits and four featured wine partners as we tasted & tweeted along with fellow wine tweeters and got the inside scoop on the brands and vintages from the winemakers.
The wines were tasted in 15 minute intervals & it was a BIG tasting – #WITS2012 trended the entire hour.
Here were some of our favorite tweets for each wine.
The Wines & The Tweets
Wine 1: Wente Vineyards Morning Fog Chardonnay 2010 - @Wente on Twitter
@Sassodoro: Mrs S & I like the @Wente Morning Fog. Some pear on the nose & racy tropical fruit on the palate #WITS2012
@WineWherever: Comments: “Not too oaky,” “refreshing,” “fruity,” YUM! #WITS2012
@WineWonkette: Now that we’re SUPPOSED to start tasting @Wente, I’ll pretend that I just did @winetwits #WITS2012
Our thoughts -> @KimberliHull: @Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay – nice balance, lots of aroma, pretty yummy #WITS2012
Wine 2: Hahn Winery California Pinot Noir 2011 – @HahnWines on Twitter
@StayingInDroves: Second tasting @hahnwines 2011 Pinot Noir amazing garnet color. We are Hahn-ered to taste your wine. #WITS2012
@WineTwits: Tonight’s Hahn is extremely versatile from a food standpoint. I could have this with a burger, pizza, sun-dried tomato pasta… #WITS2012
@JolaineCollins: @hahnwines Pinot balanced pinot for under $20. Delicious SF Intl Wine Comp winner.@#wits2012
Out thoughts -> @KimberliHull: Said the same thing RT @DrinkWhatULike: Oh damn, @HahnWines 2011 Pinot, 1st impression=bacon. #YouHadMeAtBaconFat Cheers! #WITS2012
Wine 3: Garnet Vineyards Carneros Pinot Noir 2010 - @GarnetVineyards @alisoncrowewine
@winecompass: Wow, the @GarnetVineyards is a completely different wine – shows how same grape, different region, different wine
@dailyblender: I will never look down on a screwcap wine again. @GarnetVineyards #wits2012
Our thoughts – > @KimberliHull: @LetsGoOutside says “Good, a little earthy, I like that…” re: @GarnetVineyards pinot #WITS2012
Wine 4: Franciscan Estate Magnificat 2008 – @FranciscanWines
@romyraves: I think I’ve died and gone to wine blend heaven with @FranciscanWines Magnificat! So rich, complex chocolately berry!
@wcwineguy: Popped the ’08 @FranciscanWines and I’m loving the nose- pepper, dark fruit … #WITS2012
@SuzieLin: This wine is what I want in a red wine & one I’ll be getting my parents to try @FranciscanWines
Our thoughts – > @KimberliHull: Loving @FranciscanWines 2008 Magnificat #Meritage #WITS2012
Thanks again for a great event @WineTwits!
Article by Kim Hull
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