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Twitter Taste Live: Drink Charitably! TONIGHT 8PM ET

Vinted on November 21, 2008 binned in 1WD LIVE, twitter, twitter taste live, wine industry events, wine review


Hey folks – a reminder for you that Twitter Taste Live is happening again tonight at 8PM ET.

This round will be for charity, as we will be drinking and reviewing the wines of Humanitas! (details available here).

Hope to see you online at twitter (you can also follow along with the action live below, and/or come back to this post for a recap after the event)…

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Cheers!

November Wine Events (Reminder: WBW #51 is Nigh!)

Vinted on November 6, 2008 binned in wine blogging wednesday, wine industry events

Just a few quick-hits on upcoming wine events in November for you, before we head into another (hopefully fabulous) autumn weekend!

Reminder: Wine Blogging Wednesday #51
Alright, people – Wine Blogging Wednesday #51(WineDude) – aka “Baked Goods” – is being hosted right here and is happening next week on November 12.

You have but a few short days left to get your swurvy on and get you some fortified or madeirized goodness to review. We are accepting any deliberately “baked” wines, as well as anything fortified. So bringeth your Rutherglen muscats, Madeiras, Ports, Sherries, etc., and prepare to get knocked on yer ass!

The full details can be found on my announcement post. Looking forward to tasting with you next week, even if only virtually!

But wait… there’s more!…


2008 Brandywine Valley Vintner’s Dinner

Each year, the Brandywine Valley PA region winemakers celebrate the end of the harvest. The festivities will be happening at the draw-droppingly gorgeous Longwood Gardens this weekend on November 8th at 6:30 PM ET.

I will be there, as will Joel Peterson, the brains and inspiration behind Ravenswood (you have heard of them, haven’t you?). Should be a good time (if I have anything to do about it!). Full details can be found here.

Teikoku Organic Wine Pairing Event
On November 19th at 5:30 PM, if you’re in the Philly area, you can kick off your Birkenstock’s for an organic wine mixer at Teikoku hosted by wine educator and consultant, Erika Gottron, from Capitol Wine and Spirits. The wines will be paired with small plates by Executive Chef, Takao Iinuma (who totally Rocks it!). Tickets can be purchased here.

Drink Charitably! Twitter Taste Live Gives Back
Last but not least: Humanitas Wines, Twitter Taste Live, Twittermoms.com and LENNDEVOURS.com are all teaming up to bring you the first Twitter Taste Live event for charity on November 21 at 8PM ET.

This event should kick all kinds of ass, and 100% of the wine sale profits for the event are going to charity. Here’s the wine line-up form Humanitas Wines for the evening:

2006 Sauvignon Blanc-Monterey
2007 Chardonnay “Oak Free”-Monterey
2006 Cabernet Sauvignon-Paso Robles
2006 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

You can get details, register for the event, and purchase the wines at TwitterTasteLive.com.
If you’re not familiar with how Twitter Taste Live works, check out the skinny here.

Cheers!
(images: winebloggingwednesday.org, longwoodgardens.org, twittertastelive.com)

1WD LIVE @ WBC08 :: The LIVE Tasting Event!

Vinted on October 24, 2008 binned in 1WD LIVE, wine bloggers conference, wine industry events

1WineDude is LIVE at the 2008 Wine Bloggers Conference in Sonoma

Friday October 24, 2008 at 3:30 PM PT!

The event is now over, but you can get a recap of the feed from the event below.

Enjoy!

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The 1WD @ The WBC08 (or "How Drunk You Can Expect Me to Be This Weekend")

Vinted on October 22, 2008 binned in wine bloggers conference, wine blogging, wine industry events

What do you, me, and the upcoming first-ever North American Wine Bloggers Conference (Oct. 24-26 2008 – yes, it’s on a weekend, presumably because none of us wine bloggers make any money blogging so we have day jobs during the week) have in common?

I dunno, either.

Uhm…. We’re all carbon-based life forms consisting mostly of water, that like to drink wine?

Other than that, I’m not really sure. And okay, conferences technically don’t drink wine; conference attendees drink wine.

Anyway, this week I’m off to the Flamingo Resort in the greater Sonoma area to take part in the 2008 WBC. What this means is that you can expect to see some poorly scheduled and erratic posting activity from me over the next 10 days as I try to capture at least some of what the WBC event is all about. Plus, I’ve got some time off in Sonoma after the WBC to hang out with Mrs. Dudette and the little Dude-el. Family QT, here I come!

I’m not sure exactly which parts of the 2008 WBC I’m going to cover. I’m sure that the event is going to be a blast for us wine bloggers, and I expect a good number of my wine blogging colleagues to cover the event in detail. What you shouldn’t expect from me during the next week and half are any boring recaps of the WBC breakout topics. Nothing against my fellow wine bloggers or the WBC organizers (who have done a fantastic job with the agenda), but I just can’t imagine the average wine-drinking dude or dudette 1WineDude.com reader has much interest in reading about how to monetize wine blogs, or the waxing philosphic of how wine blogging can achieve media credibility.

Hell, I’m a wine blogger and I barely care about those topics. But… I think that you might care about some of the other awesome stuff that is going down at the WBC this week (click here for details).

What you can expect from me during the next week and half:

  • Live Tasting right here on 1WineDude.com! At 6:30 PM ET on Oct. 24 (Friday), I will be blogging LIVE with tasting notes from the WBC Live Wine Blogging “Taste-a-thon” (wherein bloggers like me will be seated at tables to which wineries will ‘rotate’ with a very limited window for us to taste and blog about the wines). You can come right here to 1WineDude.com to track my (increasingly drunken?) progress during the tasting. We’ll be trying out CoverItLive.com for this… hopefully it works… Anyway, I’m going to try my best to adhere to my own advice (hint: it invloves spitting) when it comes to pacing myself during the first day of the event, which has us inundated with wine tastings, but I can’t promise I’ll be entirely sober for this one!
  • Recaps (eventually) of the Kiwi Wine Tasting, Sonoma Grand Tasting, and the Vineyard and Winery visits that are planned during the weekend.
  • Opus One Winery visit. I’ve been invited by the venerable Opus One winery to visit them as part of a series of posts that I will be doing on West Coast vs. East Coast wine making… which will culminate next month in a blind taste-off between the Left & Right coasts! Stay tuned…
  • General goofiness as it ensues. Well… duh

For more on the Wine Bloggers Conference agenda and setup, check out winebloggersconference.org. For detail on just how much wine is going to be put in front of us during the conference, check out WBC coordinator Allan Wright‘s interview at WineBizRadio.com. Let’s just say we will almost always be presented with the option to refuse some wine during the weekend.

Cheers!
(images: 1WineDude.com, maps.google.com)

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