Please join me Saturday, July 11th at 9pm EST for the next virutal wine tasting brought to you by Bin Ends Wine, and TasteLive! Below is detailed information from the TasteLive event page. You can catch my video stream here, as well as on my ustream page with a chatroom for you to get involved! We’ll be tasting St Supéry Vineyards and Winery wines, talking about them, discussing food pairing options, and just having A Good Time With Wine!
TasteLive! | St Supéry Vineyards and Winery
July 11th, 9pm EST/ 6pm
TasteLive.com and St Supéry Vineyards and Winery
TasteLive will be welcoming Napa Valley’s St Supéry Vineyards and Winery on July 11th. St Supéry has been producing outstanding wines from their 1500+ acres in Napa Valley since the early 1980′s. Bordeaux varietals are the focus, but they also produce outstanding Moscato and Chardonnay. We’ll be tasting through a fantastic flight of new releases including the Moscato, Sauvignon Blanc, Vertù and Cabernet Sauvignon. St Supéry is one of California’s most consistent producers, we’re psyched to have the opportunity to bring these wines into the mix and hope that everyone will grab a few bottles and tweet away!
During the event we’ll pull the top 5 most unique tweets will feature them prominently on stsupery.com for 30 days! Best tweet of the night as chosen by fellow users will win some very cool St Supéry swag!
Join me Friday June 5th at 8pm EST for a fun Twitter Taste Live event. This time, I’m participating in the Clos LaChance wine tasting, brought to you by Clos LaChance, Bin Ends Wine, and TasteLive! You can catch my video stream here, as well as on my ustream page with a chatroom for you to get involved!
Clos LaChance is a family-owned winery located in the northern central coast of California, in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Clos LaChance Winery produces quality and affordable wines from the 150 acres of estate vineyards with over 20 varietals
Clos LaChance Winery produces quality and affordable wines from 150 acres of Estate Vineyards. The vineyard is planted to a diverse collection of varietals that are ideal for the growing conditions. The Estate Vineyard possess excellent soils, little precipitation during the growing season and the warm days and cool nights necessary for ripe flavor development and great natural acidity.
Selections being tasted are from the Hummingbird Series including the following:
2008 Glittering-Thoated Emerald Chardonnay (unoaked): This wine opens up with strong aromas of freshly cut green apple, melon and pear. A bowl full of tropical fruit salad (pineapples, bananas, mangos and papaya) is in there, as well as a hint of floral apple blossom. On the palate, the refreshing flavors of crisp apple and fresh citrus are balanced with an acidic component. The finish is fairly long considering that there was no oak used when making this wine. I really enjoy the lingering tropical fruit flavors of pineapple and banana.
2007 Crimson-Topaz Meritage: Beautiful, rich ruby red. Practically opaque. Aromas of earthy strawberries and dried cherries, smoke and a hint of rosemary. Intense flavors of jammy fresh fruits−strawberries and cherries with a touch of raspberry. The tannins and acid are well balanced. This will be a great wine with food, especially grilled meats. This wine ready to drink now, but will further develop in the bottle through 2012.
2006 Ruby-Throated Cabernet Sauvignon: The nose on this wine opens up with bright Berry fruits. Plums, Tobacco and a subtle floral note. Full and rich on the palate, blueberries, blackberries and dried cherries are the major fruit flavors in this wine. Dried plums and a little Anise spice round off the wonderfully smooth finish. Moderate Tannins make this a wonderful wine to drink with and compliment many foods.
Information on some past live events I’ve done:
Join me Friday, April 17th at 7pm EST for my next Twitter Taste Live event. I’m participating in the Hospice du Rhone event and will be tasting the following wines:
Rutherglen The Alliance (Viognier/Marsanne) 2006
Fireblock Grenache 2004
Four Vines The Peasant (Grenache) 2006
Bonny Doon Le Vol Des Anges (Late Harvest Roussanne) 200
About the Hospice du Rhône: HdR operates as a non-profit business league with the specific purpose of improving the business conditions of the grape growers and wine producers of Rhône varietal wines and grapes throughout the world. We serve as an international vintners association, providing promotional and educational opportunities through our annual event. Proceeds from this event are used to carry out programs that benefit Rhône producers worldwide. HdR is not affiliated with any other charitable organization.
The last event done was April 4, 2008 with Debbie Frangipane & Ashley V. Routson.
Join us Saturday, April 4th for another night of amazing Italian food and wine pairings. This time, chef Debbie Frangipane (@dolcedebbie on twitter) from Savory Adventures will create a 5 course masterpiece meal, and we’ll pair and taste various wines with each. As an added bonus, Ashley V Routon (@TheBeerWench on twitter) from Drink With The Wench will be doing beer tastings to compete against the wine tastings.
Here’s what’s on the menu:
Appetizers-Fried Rice Ball w Shrimp, Bruschetta, Fried Zucchini Straws
Beer Pairing Lagunitas Czech Style Pilsner
Wine Pairing Bisson Prosseco 2007
First Plate – Parmesean Risotto
Wine Pairing Bonci Verdicchio Carpaneto 2007
Beer Pairing Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale
Second Plate – Pistachio encrusted Sea Bass
Wine Pairing Deforville Chardonnay 2007
Beer Pairing Jolly Pumpkin Brewery Calabaza Blanca
Main dish – Grilled rack of lamb encrusted in parmesean cheese, bread crumbs and rosemary.
Wine Pairing Pievano Sagratino Montefalco 2003
Beer Pairing Dogfish Head Raison E’Etre
Dessert – Lemon Cake with strawberries marinated in Limoncello.
Live video streaming starts at 6:30, with the event itself starting at 7pm. Video stream will be here, as well as on the twittertastelive.com home page and on my uStream channel with chat room for viewers to interact during the event.
We’ll have a full house of people, many from twitter, so we expect to be eating, drinking, and tweeting the night away! Please, join us!
You can catch a recap of the first event including unedited video of the event.