Here is a little information about Taste Live:
TasteLive! is the worlds premiere online wine and beer tasting community. Our platform leverages the increasingly powerful social media tools of Twitter, Facebook, Posterous and other services to create a community that brings together consumers, bloggers, press, suppliers, brewers and winemakers across the world together to share in their favorite beverage. TasteLive! is a direct link between consumers and winemakers, no filter, no middle man. Never before have consumers had the ability to directly interact with the producers making the wine and beer no matter where they are in the world.
With the introduction of custom winery pages, Wineries, suppliers and trade groups will now have the ability to fully customize their online wine tasting activities and interact with their fans directly through their own TasteLive page. Never before have users had so many options to interact and taste wine with their favorite estates!
Ok so now what? Well follow this little graph, again from the TTL people:
After you have done that graph thing above, then you can take part in this or any event here:
Taking part in a TasteLive event is simple. Begin simply by logging into TasteLive.com or creating a new account using your Facebook or Twitter account. From their surf to the Wineries directory or the event calendar to see what your favorite estates are up to. From there, get some "tweeps" together for an informal evening of tasting, grab a laptop and go to the Tastelive.com and enjoy!
Ok, so here is the information about tonight’s Taste Live Finger Lakes Cabernet Franc with Lenn Thompson. Please be sure to go to http://tastelive.com/fingerlakewinecountry at 8PM when the fun begins.
"I’m exited to announce today that I’ll be co-hosting a live Twitter tasting of four cabernet franc-based Finger Lakes wines as a part of TasteLive. My co-hosts are the folks from Finger Lakes Wine Country (FLWC), who have definitely embraced new and social media more than any other New York wine organization.
FLWC launched a TasteLive page a month or so ago, and this will be the first event to really kick off the page. There will be many more, so stay tuned for more announcements.
For this edition, we’ll be tasting these four wines:
Fox Run Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Franc/Lemberger
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Franc
Red Newt Wine Cellars 2007 “Sawmill Creek” Cabernet Franc
Rooster Hill Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Franc
Too often, people dismiss red wines from the Finger Lakes, but I think participants are in for some surprises with these wines, even though I’ve only tasted two of the four myself.
We’ll kick off the tasting at 8:00 p.m. ET, and we hope that you’ll join us on Twitter and on the Finger Lakes Wine Country TasteLive Site."
If you are on twitter feel free to follow the action. If you are not, then please go here and sign up.
Once you sign on to twitter you can follow us by searching for the hash tag #flxwine.
I am looking forward to this event mainly because it will be my introduction to Finger Lakes Cabernet Franc. I have only had one, and it was enjoyable. These wines are all Cabernet Franc from the 2007 Vintage which was very similar to the unprecedented 2007 vintage we had here on Long Island. It will be fun to compare as there will be a Long Island 2007 Cabernet Franc review here next week.
So, I hope that some of you will follow, and if you are lucky enough to have a bottle or two of these, then follow along. And if you don’t have one to open, don’t worry, just open something else and enjoy. When there are future events that I will be participating in and the wine is available for purchase, I will keep you posted with that information as it is available.