Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Spit & Twit at City Winery Recap

Sunday's Spit & Twit held at the City Winery, hosted by Wine Twits, was a great success- great wines, great people, great atmosphere- what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
In case you haven't heard Spit & Twit was based upon a unique platform. A special portion of the Twitterverse was set aside for attendees to tweet their thoughts on the given wines tasted that day. Monitors were set up throughout the venue to show the posts and comments participants were tweeting in real time.

Overall the crowd was full of budding wine enthusiasts, most attendees had little to no wine experience at all. A few industry insiders filtrated the crowd, but the majority of the audience was simply there to learn something about wine and have a great time - it's amazing how social media can bring every thing together!.

I was there representing Pernod Ricard wines:

Jacob's Creek of Australia: Reserve Shiraz 2006 and Reserve Riesling 2008

tt Wines of New Zealand: Classic Sauvignon Blanc 2008;

Graffigna Wines
of Argentina: Centenario Malbec 2006

Campo Viejo
: Rioja Reserva 2005

All of the wines received a great response - admittedly, Campo Viejo was a crowd favorite (See photo to the left), many coming to the table with the intention of retasting the wine they so adore!

Jacob's Creek was another crowd pleaser, the dry character of the Riesling was a real treat to tasters and the Shiraz was compared to that of a French Syrah, definite structure, but approachable.

The Graffigna Malbec and the Brancott Wines Sauvignon Blanc stayed true to the characteristics of their varietals and regions, each giving off perfect expression of what one might expect.

Though the Wine Twits do not have any similar events planned as of yet, we look forward to seeing what they'll come up with in the future!

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