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1 Week and Counting before the Biggest TTL Event EVER

Vinted on April 10, 2009 binned in 1WD LIVE, twitter taste live

Alright people, we’ve got a record-setting number that have already RSVP’d for the historic April 17th Twitter Taste Live event with the Hospice du Rhone.  So… what are you waiting for?

If you’re in the Boston area, sign up for the Wine Riot! event in downtown, where the Bin Ends Wine staff and I will be making merry with 500 or so of our soon-to-be closest drunken friends.  The last time  that many Bostonians gathered together to drink, I’m pretty sure that the harbor was turned into a huge tea pot (possibly under the assumption that swimming in tea could cure a hangover…).

Anyway, details are (yet again!) below – and don’t worry, I won’t be posting them again!


The largest online wine tasting EVER!!

April 17th – Two countries – 3 events – 5 time zones – 5 retail partners – 15+ wines – A brand new Tastelive.com

All to celebrate the incredible producers of the Hospice du Rhône! For the first time #ttl will take place as 3 unique events across the U.K. and U.S. all at 7:00pm local time.


7pm UK: Robert McIntosh from wineconversation.com will be heading up the UK contigent. The UK TTL’ers will be gathering at a couple of dinner events, the main one happening in London, and maybe one outside as well, to taste the wines of the Rhone. Whilst our friends in the New World will focus on the single varietal expressions, we have taken it upon ourselves to look at blends, THE wines that made the Rhone famous, and we will mainly be drinking wines from France. 


7pm Eastern: Hospice du Rhône producers from California and Australia will be the focus of this event. Joe Roberts from 1winedude.com will be joining the Hospice to host the event live from the Wine Riot in Boston, Ma. Join us and 500+ of your fellow wine and twitter lovers as we cruise through some of California and Australia’s top Rhône style wines.
Selections:

Rutherglen The Alliance (Viognier/Marsanne) 2006

Fireblock Grenache 2004

Four Vines The Peasant (Grenache) 2006

Bonny Doon Le Vol Des Anges (Late Harvest Roussanne) 2007




7pm West: Twittering live, Hospice du Rhône (HdR) will be on location at Estate in Sonoma, California. This West Cost venue will tantalize the palates of Rhône lovers with exceptional Rhône wines and extraordinary food all while twittering with other Rhône enthusiasts throughout the West Coast. Reserve your spot today by visiting www.estate-sonoma.com. Thea from Vinquire.com, Jill from Domaine 547 and Paige from The Jug Shop will be co hosting the event on www.twittertastelive.com
Selections:
Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Blanc 2007
Tablas Creek Mourvedre 2006
Kinton Syrah 2005
Verge Syrah 2006
Yangarra Estate Shiraz 2006


Cheers!

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1WD, OWC & TTL @ OTBN (WTF?)

Vinted on February 26, 2009 binned in 1WD LIVE, twitter taste live

Seems I’ve finally succeeded in titling a post entirely with acronyms.  Time to celebrate with some choice wine!

It’s just as good an excuse as any – for me, anyway.

open-that-bottle-night-minilogoThis Saturday marks the 10th year of Open That Bottle Night, an annual event that exists entirely to provide justification for cracking open  a special bottle of ‘whatever you’ve been saving but haven’t had a good enough excuse to open yet’.

This is presuming of course that a) you have an unopened bottle of special something and b) you have not yet found a reason that you’ve deigned suitable enough to warrant the opening of said bottle of special something (i.e., events that I may find suitable for celebrating with wine – such as successfully getting out of bed that morning, or surviving a car ride home from work – don’t cut it for you).

Participation requirements consist only of you having said bottle, opening it, and enjoying it on the last Saturday in February, in whatever circumstances you deem most appropriate (if these circumstances involve adult diapers, or men in bunny suits, then I do not want to hear about them).

2009-02-25_183820For the 10th OTBN anniversary, the Twitter Taste Live (TTL) community is teaming up with the Open Wine Consortium network (OWC) and wine importer Wilson Daniels Ltd. to provide a shared forum in which we can all global-interweb-itize OTBN.  Of course, this also provides some of them a chance to sell a bit of wine, but at least it has the potential to be very good wine:

I’ll be there – virtually, of course – publishing tasting notes via twitter under what will undoubtedly become increasing stages of inebriation.

Hope to see you on-line this Saturday!

Cheers!

(images: openthatbottlenight.com, twittertastelive.com)
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Twitter Taste Live: The 89 Project – TONIGHT 8PM ET!

Vinted on December 13, 2008 binned in 1WD LIVE, twitter, twitter taste live, wine review


Another Twitter Taste Live event is upon us. Tune in right here at 8PM ET TONIGHT to catch the action LIVE.

This time, the topic is near and dear to my heart, as it involves The 89 Project, of which I am a contributing member. We will be tasting, live, selections of wines that have been rated “89 points” – blind. Things should get very interesting during this TTL!

Anyway, the action will be available live right here at this post (a recap. will also be available here after the event)…

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Hope to see you on twitter!

Cheers! (image: twittertastelive.com)

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