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Friday, August 22, 2008

Hugel Live Twitter Tasting

As mentioned in the post above, last night I was part of a Live Twitter Tasting, that's a Wine Tasting not tasting live Twitters.

Our excellent host of the physical tasting
Robert McIntosh explains it far more competently that I could this morning: "What makes this tasting different from 99.99% of all other wine tastings happening in the world right now is that it will take place live, in Europe and the US, using Twitter and also, because it can happen simultaneously anywhere in the world, we are going to be able to be joined by Etienne Hugel himself."

Les Fleurs d'Alsace 2

Etienne Hugel's family have been producing Alsace wine since the 15th century, so goodness knows what his ancestors would have made of a bunch of us centuries later taking digital pictures of the tasting and chatting to people in the US.

Sandrine and Nokia N95 (2) by Frenchie in London

Photographing Tweets

What made it very special and great fun was that Robert had decided to put on a great dinner where he and Andrew Barrow from Spittoon (WineScribbler on twitter) matched each course with the Alsace wines we were tasting.

Gewurztraminer Dessert Gewurztraminer


Robert McIntosh by Kai Andrew Barrow by Kai

My twitter reviews are on the photos of the wines below:

Wine 1 Les Fleurs d'Alsace

Wine 2 Pinot Blanc
Wine 3 Gewurztraminer
Wine 4 Reisling
Wine 5 Dessert Gewurztraminer

And of course the company was brilliant! Many thanks to Kai, Lea, Sandrine, Lolly, James, Mex, Jeremy, Niamh and of course Robert & Andrew for making it such a great evening. The rest of my photos from the Twitter Live Tasting are here and you can catch up with my live tweets at my Twitter stream.


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