January 24, 2009

Twitter Taste Live at Bibendum’s Tasting

By Andrew Barrow In Articles, Videos
A blast! After a day’s tasting and a hugely enjoyable lunch at the Bluebird the Twitter Taste Live session was viewed as a fabulous success.

Bibendum have grasped the social media by the short and curlies as tasters across the country joined in a large group of novice and more expert wine tasters to twitter over three wines.


I’ve pinched the video above from documentally – who was highly entertaining host for the event.

Thanks also to The Wine Conversation for organising it all; his thoughts on the event (including the same video) are on his wesite but the basics are 300 tweets in the 45 or so minutes which overtook tweets on Obama for a short time. Next time how about streaming the tweets to a large screen display in the main tasting hall for more exposure?

One issue I discovered was that entering my tasting notes via a mobile is limiting as it is impossible to view direct replies or responed to others questions and tweets, thus limiting the ‘conversation’.

The three wines tasted were:

  1. Delicato Old Vine Zinfandel 2006
  2. Dinastia Vivanco Crianaza Rioja 2005
  3. Laurenz V Friendly Gruner Veltliner 2007

An interesting selection that introduced many to Gruner Veltliner for the first time.The Delicato was well received for its easy drinking, rich, quality while the Rioja, with its savoury, tomato quality stood out for many as the star.

2 Comments
  1. Dylan January 26, 2009

    Based on the video documentally seemed to do a great job keeping the energy up around the table. Looked like a fun event!

    Reply
  2. The Winesleuth January 27, 2009

    I agree,twittering on a blackberry is no fun either. I think I need one of those mini-notebooks! Great to see you at the twitter!

    Reply

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