Got #hashtags?: #VirtualVines, #ZinEx, and #BWETaste

This past week and a half, I had the good fortune to participate in three events, two virtual, one live: #VirtualVines with Old York Cellars (January 29), Zinfandel Advocates and Producers’ (ZAP’s) annual #ZinEx, Zinfandel Experience (January 31), and #BWETaste (February 4), a virtual tasting with Hope Family Wines, a sponsor of the Boston Wine Expo, which I attended two years ago.

Mini WSET-Style Review: 2011 Chateau Montelena Estate Zinfandel

Last night I participated in a live event at ToutSuite Social Club in Napa called Montelena Live: 2011 Ain’t So Bad. The name is ironic, as the 2011s from Chateau Montelena are nothing short of spectacular. As Bo Barrett and winemaker Cameron Parry explained, the goal at Montelena is to stay as true as possible to the […]

Ninth Annual Wine Industry Technology Symposium Welcome Wine Reception

On Monday, July 15, I had the opportunity to taste three wines as a virtual taster during the Welcome Wine Reception of the Wine Industry Technology Symposium (WITS) Showcase that was held at the Napa Valley Marriott. This was my second year participating in this event. Kudos go to WineTwits for organizing the event again this year and to the […]