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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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Hospice du Rhone TTL Wines Selections Announced!

Vinted on April 3, 2009 binned in twitter taste live

So… are you completely sick of hearing about this Twitter Taste Live stuff yet?

If not, check out the latest installment of Wine Biz Radio, which will air via podcast tonight at www.winebizradio.com, which features Thea of Vinquire.com, Craig from Bin Ends Wine & TTL, and Faith from Hospice du Rhone and me talking details about the upcoming TTL event on April 17th.

What’s especially cool (well, to me anyway!) is that the wine selections for the East and West coast U.S. portions of the event have been announced!  If you’re interested in the way-cool wines that I will be leading us through at 7PM ET on April 17, the details are included below.

Get yourself over to the TTL website and RSVP – and get yourself over to BinEndsWine.com and order up the East Coast selections!

April 17th @ 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



Cheers!

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Biggest On-Line Wine Event Ever (Update)

Vinted on March 31, 2009 binned in twitter taste live

hdr2Here’s an update on the BIGGEST On-Line Wine Event EVER coming on April 17th…

Just to recap where we are currently for those viewers who are just tuning in to the happenings:

  • Hospice du Rhone, the biggest non-profit business league promoting Rhone wine varieties (and host of one of the biggest yearly wine shin-digs) are teaming up with Twitter Taste Live for an on-line wine tasting event that will span three time zones (UK, U.S. East Coast, and U.S. West Coast).
  • All three time zones will be co-hosted with regional wine bloggers and will focus on different Rhone-related wine themes.
  • Yours truly will be co-hosting the East Coast portion of the event LIVE in Boston with the staff of Bin Ends Wine and on-line wine magazine The Second Glass.  UK duties will be ably fulfilled by The Wine Conversation, and Luscious Lushes will be leading things on the West Coast.
  • In Boston, we will be joined by over 500 of our soon-to-be closest friends at the kick-ass Wine Riot! event.
  • We will also be debuting the new TwitterTasteLive.com website for the event.
  • Like I said… Biggest… On-Line Wine Event… EVER!!!

logo1Honestly, do you need to know any more than that to sign up for this?  We’ve already got a healthy amount of folks who have RSVP’d – get your name on the list!

Anyway, we’ve just about finalized the Rhone-inspired wine selections for the East Coast portion of the event.  We’ve gone through a few iterations and potential sub-themes, mostly because my original wine picks were a bit on the pricey side.

We’ve managed to scour the (very long) list of Rhone varietals and HdR producers and have selected 4 wines (identities to be revealed soon – hint: they all have cutesy nicknames) that will make for an awesome (and reasonably priced!) tasting:

  1. An Aussie Viognier/Marsanne white blend
  2. An Aussie Grenache Noir
  3. A Paso Robles Grenache Noir
  4. A Rousanne dessert wine

Basically, this is going to kick all kinds of ass.  You will definitely want to be there!

Cheers – and see you On-Line on April 17th!

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