Posts under Tag: twitter
The Top Ten Things I Learned During Taste Texas

The Taste Texas event last week was not only a lot of fun, but it was also informative. There were several lessons that I learned during the tasting, and a few things that I was reminded of. Here are ten observations: 1. Different folks, different strokes – This was really an old lesson that was reinforced during the tasting. There [...]

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May 16 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Okay, so I’m a couple of days late. Things have been out of control in my world for a few weeks now, and with all the hubbub at work, and the rush to make it through Taste Texas, I just ran out of day to get this done on Friday. I know that many of you plan your entire week [...]

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Are You Ready For Washington Merlot?

The day is rapidly approaching (this Thursday, March 25th) for the #WAMerlot Twitter tasting that my friend Josh Wade from DrinkNectar has put together.  People from all over the country will be popping the cork on some Washington Merlot, and then tweeting about the wines that they are drinking. It's been really exciting to see the level of participation that [...]

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My SauvBlanc Recap (After I’ve Whined about Twitter Tasting Burnout)

Okay, so my timing for this post is a little weird, given that I was just talking about Twitter Tasting Fatigue in the wake of the #SauvBlanc event.  I really did have a fun time at the event, and met some really interesting people around the world, from locations ranging from here in the US to Germany to New Zealand.  [...]

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Is Twitter Taste Burnout Coming?

 Last Thursday I participated in the Twitter #SauvBlanc tasting event.  The event was a lot of fun, with hundreds of people tweeting thousands of times about the Sauvignon Blanc wines that they were drinking that night.  This event had followed up the #CaliCabs event that Rick Bakas from St. Supery Winery had put together a month beforehand, and leads into [...]

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Review: Late for #CaliCabs, Early For #WAMerlot – 2005 Northstar Merlot

I just seem to be hitting all around these Twitter tasting events that have been going on.  A couple of weeks ago, I managed to miss the #CaliCabs tasting, and now I've gone and prematurely popped the cork (hmm, seems like an unfortunate choice of words, but I'll let it run anyway) on the perfect wine to use for the [...]

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February 19 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good This was a good week for finding funny wine items around the web.  I was introduced or discovered a couple of items that actually made me laugh out loud. First, an item that Josh Wade, @nectarwine on Twitter, tweeted earlier this week.  Before you watch this video, I have to say that Vinotology always encourages responsible drinking, so [...]

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News of Social Media’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

I have some very conflicted opinions on Steve Heimoff's most recent outburst of social media loathing.  On the one hand, I actually agree with him that our reliance on tools like Twitter, Facebook, and the like have damaged real world communications.  I have been to dinners where people who were actually in the SAME ROOM spent the entire evening texting [...]

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February 5 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good There was so much good stuff going on this week on blogs that I read, that I don’t think I can narrow it down to just one thing.  Here are three posts that I really enjoyed this week – The Wine Whore and Josh at Drink Nectar put together one of the most entertaining tasting videos that I [...]

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Friday Good the Bad and the Ugly – January 15

The Good One of the most fun things that I have seen online this week has been the Cheap Wine Challenge that was put together on Twitter by @raelinn_wine.  The rules were posted on her Wine Ophelia blog.  Everyone was supposed to tweet a link to their review for a sub $10 wine, with the hashtag #cheapwinechallenge.  All of the [...]

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