It's hard to believe it's already been a year since the first Twitter Taste Live. Craig Drollett of Bin Ends Wine had the idea to get a bunch of wine or beer drinkers together from around the country, then taste the same wine or beer at the same time while tweeting about it. It's one of those "why didn't I think of that" ideas. Since the first #TTL event, the movement has taken off to become a global phenomenon. Earlier this spring, Twitter Taste Live organized a global tasting that started in Europe, then made its way across the United States. It was awesome!
Anyone can participate in a #TTL event. Past #TTL events have featured wines of Spain, Flying Dog beer, Cornerstone Cellars Cab among others. It's like a giant cocktail party with everyone sharing tasting notes, but from their homes. Drollett has taken the concept a step further and created TasteLive.com which is a site that aggregates all the tweets into an easy to follow stream. In a way, TasteLive.com filters out all the other tweets leaving only the ones related to the tasting.
This week, St. Supéry is the featured winery—winemaker Michael Scholz will be joining in the conversation. In order to make the #TTL inclusive for all, St. Supéry created a "taste kit" for people to order with all the wines in the #TTL lineup. 2008 Sauvignon Blanc, 2008 Moscato, 2006 Virtu and 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon are all available at a discounted price as a pack. Wine club member can get all 4 wines for $59. It's shaping up to be one of the biggest and best Twitter Taste Live events to date.
So grab a glass, grab a bottle of St. Supéry and get ready for a fun time waiting to happen on Saturday. Cheers!