News - Part 21

TTL 05 – Hahn Estate Wines

You may remember my discussing the Bloggers Take Over Twitter Taste Live event and the fact that we were going to enjoy some Hahn Estates wines and then some “Grocery Store Zinfandels” back in November.  I broke the event up into two sections and will add a wine blog post specifically for the Zins later on this week. The idea behind…

Cheap Chilean Reds WBW52

Wine Blogging Wednesday 52 is upon us, and I couldn’t be more excited. This installment of WBW is hosted by Tim from Cheap Wine Ratings. Tim asked us to taste, and write about, inexpensive Chilean red wines.  I happen to love cheap wine, when it’s good, and cheap Chilean red wine often is too good to pass…

mmWine and Madeira for WBW51

I am SO excited to be writing my first wine blog contribution for Wine Blogging Wednesday. 1winedude picked an AWESOME TOPIC! Like Joe, I have a serious sweet-tooth, so a focus on dessert wines, specifically Madeira, excited me beyond belief! While I am a lover of port, I had never had a Madeira before, so…

TTL 05

One of the most interesting uses of twitter I’ve been a part of is the Twitter Taste Live wine events. The last TTL event was the first I participated in. It was a Steele Wine tasting, where several of us ordered 6 different Steele Wines varietals from Bin Ends Wine, and tasted them “together”, using twitter to communicate our…

Steele Wines for TTL04

If you missed the event, Thursday October 23rd was the 4th official Twitter Taste Live wine tasting event. It was organized by Craig from Bin Ends Wine, who finds a way to bring wine and twitter together each month. Twitter users (Twitterers?) will obtain the wines, and taste them together. We then tweet our tasting…

What’s this Twitter Taste Live stuff?

I’ve been babbling about this Twitter Taste Live stuff all week, if not two.  I want to explain why I’ve been talking about it, plus hopefully get your help so I can win some wine!  I know that a lot of people who follow me don’t like wine, or don’t drink at all. I am…

Bosco Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Wine of the evening – Bosco ’02 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo on TwitPic A Good Time With Wine Bosco Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Tonight, we went to Italy for dinner. While we didn’t actually FLY there, we did have a fantastic lazagne, some garlic bread, and of course, a nice Italian red wine to compliment the meal. I did…

Thorn-Clarke 2006 Terra Barossa Shiraz

I am so glad you stopped by to see my review of Thorn-Clarke’s Terra Barossa 2006 Shiraz. It’s been an interesting video to shoot, complete with technical glitches, multiple tastings, and some fun discoveries. That is what I love about wine, not only are there differences from grape to grape, but within the same grape…

Palma Real Rueda Verdejo

I have been tossing around the idea of qualifying for The Wine Century Club for some time now.  The first time I had heard of it was when Kathleen Lisson said she was having dinner with the Wine Century Club back in April. For someone who I enjoyed and respected on twitter to feel it…

Kelley Creek 05 Zinfandel

I’ve come across many wines that didn’t suit my palate. Some were too sweet, others too dry, and still others just didn’t give me any reason to drink more of it.  However, no wine has given me such an adverse reaction as this Zinfandel from Kelley Creek did. Now, before I continue, I will say…