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Twitter Tasting - the dinner table

For those who didn’t follow last nights ground-breaking Hugel Twitter Tasting a transcript of my ‘tweets’ through the evening. To be read in reverse order as they are displayed in newest first order. For accompanying photos there is a flickr group where all who were there have posted images.

Ten of us sampled each of the wines in turn; each with a different course, twittering as we did so. Later, once the Americans sat down to their meal and tasting, we twittered about the wines. Finally collapsed to bed about 2AM.

Andrew Barrow
binendswines – still here enjoying the VT its only 1:25am
2008-08-22T00:24:06+00:00 from web
Andrew Barrow
Richardpf we went for coconut macaroons
2008-22T00:21:20+00:00 about 15 hours ago from web in reply to RichardPF
Andrew Barrow
the VT Gewurzt? yeh, it was OK ;-)
2008-08-22T00:18:17+00:00″>about 15 hours ago from web
Andrew Barrow
catavino aaah, now I know!
2008-08-22T00:11:35+00:00 about 15 hours ago from web in reply to Catavino
Andrew Barrow
Sonadora wtf is elephant ear pastry?
2008-08-22T00:08:32+00:00 about 15 hours ago from web in reply to Sonadora
Andrew Barrow
leasimpson a few glasses of wine help! 2008-08-22T00:05:59+00:00 about 15 hours ago from web in reply to leasimpson
Andrew Barrow
lesimpson you didnt enjoy it much then?
2008-08-21T23:56:49+00:00 about 15 hours ago from web in reply to leasimpson
Andrew Barrow
Riesling – apples, rubber, not generally a fan of Riesling but this I enjoyed
2008-08-21T23:53:13+00:00″>about 15 hours ago from web
Andrew Barrow
met some great people this evening; with wine being the centre didnt get to chat about other stuff
2008-08-21T23:49:46+00:00 about 15 hours ago from web
Andrew Barrow
for several of our dinner party it was the first gewurz they had tried – and were impressed!
2008-08-21T23:46:22+00:00 about 16 hours ago from web
Andrew Barrow
Jaspermcdell gewurz 2008-08-21T23:41:46+00:00 about 16 hours ago from web
in reply to jaspermcdell
Andrew Barrow
Gewurz was superb with some top quality foie gras
2008-08-21T23:40:34+00:00 about 16 hours ago from web
Andrew Barrow
not hugely impressed with the PB, vastly better with food – the onion tart was beautiful – the wines acidity cut thru the egg perfectly
2008-08-21T23:28:30+00:00 about 16 hours ago from web
Andrew Barrow
Gentil went rather nicely with gingery, garlic scallops. wine, bright, lemony very drinkable
2008-08-21T23:14:54+00:00 about 16 hours ago from web
Andrew Barrow
Stuffed but vendange tardive and coconut macaroons are great
2008-08-21T22:19:16+00:00 about 17 hours ago from txt
Andrew Barrow
Main course – wonderful mustard mash potatoes with some meat thing rob put together as an accompaniment 2008-08-21T21:41:58+00:00 about 18 hours from txt
Andrew Barrow
Foie gras!! Oh and a gewurz !!!
2008-08-21T21:08:05+00:00 about 18 hours ago from txt
Andrew Barrow
Out come the tarts i didnt make these look good mind. Talk is of how rubbish the iphone is
2008-08-21T20:38:39+00:00 about 19 hours ago from txt
Andrew Barrow
Scallops first course – seems to have gone down well with the wine
2008-08-21T20:12:43+00:00 about 19 hours ago from txt
The foie gras course

Not entirely sure how useful this is especially as it does not include the dozens of others who twittered through the evening, their questions and replies but I requred a record of the evening.

4 Comments »

  1. Dylan says:

    Compliments to the chef! The Scallops looked particularly well-prepared, and based on the tweets, were a big hit. Wish I were there.

  2. Jeanne says:

    Ooooh, I do love that top photo!

  3. Andrew says:

    So do I Jeanne! Great aint it! A lucky shot really as with most of my best pictures it is just a point and click without much thought. That might sound a bit smug and all but its true!

  4. [...] to 5 different wines. These were all white wines from the Hugel stable in Alsace ready for the Twitter Tasting organised in America but stretching across to these shores and down to France with Etienne Hugel [...]

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