Friends, Romans, Wine-Country-Peeps:
1WineDude TV has officially launched!
What are the plans for 1WineDude TV?
First off, covering next week’s second annual American Wine Bloggers Conference from Sonoma with what will hopefully be a witty collection of wine edu-tainment vids. Personally, I can’t watch long vids over the Internet so I’m going to ensure that all 1WineDude TV episodes are short (very short).
After that, I’ve got absolutely no plans. But hey, that’s never stopped things around 1WineDude.com before so what they hell, let’s Get This Par-Tay Started! Enjoy… and shout out your thoughts (especially regarding my “face-plant”) in the comments!
Future 1WD TV episodes will be posted here on 1WineDude, of course, sourced from my YouTube channel.
p.s. – Special thanks to Shirley Thompson for the camera work, and to Black Box Wines for supplying the Flip Mino.
By all accounts, the is past Saturday’s Twitter Taste Live! event, featuring selections from Napa Valley stalwart St. Supery, was a big success. Some estimates on the event put the number of twitter event posts at greater than 700 (I’ve not seen any definitive statistics yet), which would likely make it the biggest TTL event to date in terms of raw participation. Undoubtedly the wide availability of St. Supery wines helped to send this event over the top, in twitter terms.
No matter how you look at it, 700 tweets is a lot of exposure for St. Supery – especially when you consider that the participants needed to have the St. Supery wines in order to get the full TTL experience.
During the event, I was pleasantly surprised by St. Supery’s Sauvignon Blanc-based wines. This is because I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc. Which is to say, I almost love to hate Napa Valley SB because in my experience they’re way too bloated and flabby to compare with the best efforts from New Zealand and France. I was beginning to wonder if NV SB was a fad that needed to die, sort of like Napa’s questionable experimentation with Sangiovese-based wines. Wine geeks often refer to SB’s pungent aromas as “Cat pee,” a term I tend to avoid when describing any wine that other humans might actually want to try, but I made reference to the term during Saturday’s TTL event, when I expressed surprise at how enjoyable the St. Supery SB’s were:
I suppose I expected some measure of challenge to that statement. I just didn’t expect it to come less than 24 hours after I’d made it…
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Time for another Twitter Taste Live! event.
I know what you’re thinking.
Will this herald yet another untimely celebrity death and bring twitter to an equally untimely end?
I sure hope not. At the very least, I hope I have a chance to be buzzed before twitter takes a dump all over the Internet.
So onward we will press… This time around, wine twitter-maven and all-around ubiquitous (and hilarious) on-line wine goddess Thea (a.k.a. WinebratSF) will be leading us through a tasting of wines hand-picked for Summer enjoyment from venerable Napa producer St Supéry Vineyards.
Proceedings will kick off at 9PM ET on Saturday, July 11. You can read Thea’s energetic intro to the event here. A run-down of the wines looks promising:
I’ll be in attendance, as I can’t seem to achieve escape velocity for any TTL event… nor would I want to, come to think of it…
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