Lenn Thompson, editor and publisher over at the New York Cork Report started this project TasteNY over a year ago. His idea was this: “get the great beers, wines and spirits made in New York into the hands of bloggers and writers.” But this time around he is changing things up a bit. He wants to get the same great wines into YOUR hands! Sounds nice right – I thought you would agree.
So how is this done, well, Lenn decided to turn this into a Twitter based tasting, where you would log into your twitter account and taste along with the rest of the world. I did this earlier in the year with some Finger Lakes Wines and it was fun and exciting to taste with others. Now, YOU can taste with writers, bloggers, fans and novices. Wherever you fit in Twitterville, you are more than welcome to taste along. You just need a twitter account and the wine.
This focus of #TasteNY is going to be about tasting wine from one producer and only a few bottles of wine at an event. The producer has agreed to offer these wines to you at a discounted rate. Shinn Estate Vineyards is going to kick off the event and they have graciously offered you and me this #TasteNY pack for about $65. That is a 20% discount on the total of the wine! A very nice deal even if you don’t have a twitter account. But if you do and you order the pack we will be tasting the following wines:
- Shinn Estate Vineyards 2009 “First Fruit” Sauvignon Blanc
- Shinn Estate Vineyards NV Red
- Shinn Estate Vineyards 2007 Nine Barrels Reserve Merlot
The event is a week from today, Wednesday, September 15 at 8 p.m. ET. You can visit Shinn Estate Vineyards website and buy your TasteNY pack today or you can stop in at the Tasting Room and bring home the pack. Order up the pack…call a few friends and taste along with Shinn Vineyards, Lenn Thompson and myself along with a few others around the globe. Be sure to use the hash tag (that’s the # sign) #TasteNY with each tweet about the tasting on September 15th. I hope to see you on twitter!