Last night I was fortunate enough to be able to participate in Tweet and Taste Michigan, hosted by Shannon Casey from Michigan by the Bottle. I had a couple of friends over to get their first taste of Michigan wine with me, and had a great time talking with all the other wine lovers who were involved in the event. This event had great participation, with 54 different people tweeting over 1000 times about the wines from Shady Lane Cellars. I will be posting a full review on these wines tomorrow, but I wanted to give a quick overview today.
Along with the Michigan wine enthusiasts, there were bloggers and wine lovers from around the country, including my crew in Texas, Josh Wade of Drink Nectar fame in Washington, and Lenn Thompson from New York Cork Report. The three wines that we tried for the event were a dry Riesling, a Pinot Noir, and a Blue Franc (Lemberger). I thought that all three wines were enjoyable, and I look forward to reviewing them in more detail tomorrow.
Thanks to Shannon for organizing this fun event, and for inspiring me to organize some similar events for Texas wine (details coming soon), and to Adam Satchwell from Shady Lane Cellars for creating some fun wines and taking the time to share them with us.