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Vinted on July 17, 2008 binned in 1WD LIVE, twitter, twitter taste live, wine tasting

The twitter live Spanish wine tasting event turned out to be quite a lot of fun. Hopefully some of you got to follow along on-line!

Never mind that my party messed up the order of the whites – it doesn’t change anything that we ‘tweeted’ but it did probably confuse a few people in twitter-land. We were too buzzed to care, though…

I had originally hoped to include commentary directly from the twitter submissions, but there were just too many responses to be able to do this. So instead I thought I concentrate on what I (and my tasting partners-in-crime – Sugendran from & Heather Wright from Cellar Door Imports) thought to be the best wines of the night:

  • Best White: Pazo de Senorans Albarino 2007Take a grapefruit, stuff it with peach, soak it in alcohol, and sprinkle almond on top. Viola, you’ve got Pazo de Senorans Albarino 2007! This wine is absolutely killer, and the finish will kick your butt with tasty citrus for several minutes.
  • Best Red: Bodegas Mustiguillo “Mestizajes” 2005Heck of a lot of acidity for a red. It’s all Southern Rhone on the nose, but without the mousy-ness. It’s partially tank aged, with some of the wine seeing French oak barrels. Any way you slice it, the red fruits are balanced so well that this wine is a total steal for the $15 price tag.

So there you have it – some very tasty wines and a great deal of electronic cross-continent comradarie via twitter. I’m looking forward to doing this again!





Last Call: Tonight’s twitter Tasting Event!

Vinted on July 17, 2008 binned in twitter, wine tasting

Alright folks – here’s the last update from me pestering you about joining the twitter tasting event tonight (I promise)! Next time I touch on this topic will be to deliver the wrap up…

If you’re not keen to join up on twitter, you can still follow along with tonight’s tasting by following the action via search.twitter at It will look something like this:

The sequence of vino events will be as follows:

Pazo de Monterrey Monterrei 2006 7:05pm

Pazo de Senorans Albarino 2007 7:15pm

Rafael Palacios Louro do Bolo Godello 2006 7:25pm

Burgans Bierzo “Cuatros Pasos” 2005 7:35pm

Bodegas Mustiguillo “Mestizajes” 2005 7:45pm

Castano Yecla “Solanera” 2005 7:55pm




Come Taste With Me (Sort Of)!

Vinted on July 16, 2008 binned in twitter, wine tasting

Come taste with me tomorrow! Me, and maybe several dozen of my closest virtual friends, that is!

I’ll be taking part in the next live tasting event tomorrow at 7PM ET. The event is taking place via twitter, which you can follow by friending me up at Check out my previous post for more details.

Joining me in-person will be Mary & Sugendran from, along with Heather Wright from Cellar Door Imports.

I’ve never tasted the wines before, and to the best of my knowledge niether have my guests. Since the vino we’re sampling are six picks from Spain, this will also be the unofficial start of the Spanish Caravan!

I’ve also never participated in a twitter live tasting event before. I think it’s supposed to be wine tasting via technology, but I think it may end up being more like wine tasting VS. technology (considering that I’m doing this from my house, I don’t plan on doing much spitting). My money’s on the booze, but you’ll need to tune into to see just how silly it gets.

Hope to see you on-line.




Teikoku Tasting Wrap-Up & Azie / Live Tasting Event!

Vinted on July 14, 2008 binned in twitter, wine tasting

I recently had the pleasure of attending a wine/plate pairing at the fabulous Teikoku restaurant in PA. The food, as always, was stellar (I suppose that’s par for the course for anything prepared by Iron Chef Takao Iinuma).

The wines (selected and poured by wine educator, Matthew Esser from Shiffrin Selections and wine educator and consultant, Heather Wright from Cellar Door Imports, both personal friends) were fine examples of vino that matches up perfectly with summer fare. My ‘mini-reviews‘ of the wines are below – I recommend any of these if you’re looking for great summer wines that won’t break the bank:

Next up, I’ve got two more tasting events that I should probably be plugging so here goes…:

1) There’s a Sake Tasting taking event tomorrow (July 15) on the deck at Azie’s in Media, PA. I don’t know much about sake so this is going to be one of my inaugural (a.k.a trial-by-fire) journeys into the heart of all things sake. 6:30-8:30PM, $30 per person. The menu:

Kumamoto Oysters & Harushika Tokimeki Sparkling
Gobuo Quick Fry & Bishonen “Beautiful Boy” Ginjo
Sushi “Big Eye” tuna, hamachi and bass & Ohyama “Big Mountain” Junmai
Pork belly “Kakuni” stew &Taiheizan Tenko Daiginjo


2) will be holding their monthly “twitter taste live” on July 17 at 7PM ET. This month’s installment will feature Spanish wines selected by European Cellars’ Solomon. Eric will join Ryan & Gabriella Opaz of live via to taste and discuss the wines. Also taking part via will be yours truly. Here’s the skinny on how to follow the action on

And as for the wine lineup (which is lookin’ mighty tasty!):

Hope to see you on twitter!





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