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Twitter Tastings - Today and Tomorrow

Tonight: March Virtual Tasting #lecole41.
Tomorrow: #winechat Chile’s Cool Coastal Wines.

Washington Wine Report March Virtual Tasting
7-8 pm PST, Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
March Virtual Tasting - Featuring L'Ecole 2009 Red Wine.

Sean Sullivan of Washington Wine Report has arranged another virtual tasting, tonight it is a tasting of the 2009 L'Ecole No 41 Red Wine. This wine retails for $18 and is fairly widely available.

What you need to do to participate is:
1. Have a *twitter account - a great excuse to use twitter.
2. Buy this month’s wine from a local retailer or from the winery. I found a bottle for $18.
3. Tweet your comments about the wine on Twitter between 7 and 8 pm Pacific using the hashtag #lecole41 and follow Washington Wine Report @wawinereport on twitter.

My first time participating was last months virtual tasting, a lot of fun.


Twitter #winechat Featuring Chile’s Cool Coastal Wines
6-7 pm PST, Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
March #winechat Featuring Wines of Chile.
Join Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer for #winechat on Wednesday, March 21st. We will be chatting about Chile’s cool coastal Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon wines. You may want to grab these recommended wines, so that you can taste along with us!
  • Matetic EQ Sauvignon Blanc, 2010 – San Antonio Valley (Retail Price: US$17.00)
  • Santa Rita Medalla Real Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008 – Maipo Valley (Retail Price: US$18.00)
How to participate:
Log onto Twitter from 6-7 pm PST on March 21 and use the hashtag #winechat to follow along and participate. Make sure to also follow @DrinkChile and @WinesofChile!

My last time participating on #winechat was last year, #winechat 2009 Les Charmes Chardonnay.

I hope you have the opportunity to participate tonight or tomorrow. It is a great way to share your love of wine, compare palates, learn more about wine and to make friends.

I use Tweetdeck to track twitter hashtags and tweets - roomy monitor helps too.
 * It can be a bit overwhelming tracking all the tweets on these tasting sessions. That is why I use the program Tweetdeck to track tweets. Tweetdeck is available for Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone and Android devices.



  1. Wow, both of these tastings were truly good and inspiring. If you don't use twitter, I suggest you create an account and start following and tweeting. There are so many great wine conversations going on. Lovely wines.

  2. I have posted notes and reflections on these two twitter tastings:

    Very impressed by the Santa Rita Medalla Real Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008 – Maipo Valley. Gorgeous.



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