Aug 282012
 

Wine Tasting Session at TEXSOM 2012

September 11th TXwine Twitter Tuesday: TEXSOM and Muy Grande Tasting

Denise Clarke (@DeniseClarkeTX), Jeff Cope (@TXwineLover) and I (@VintageTexas) invite you to join the next TXwine Twitter Tuesday at 7 p.m. Central Time on Tuesday, September 11th.

This month we will share good tales and tastes of Texas wine from TEXSOM 2012 – The Texas Sommeliers Conference that was held mid-August at the Four Seasons Las Colinas Resort in Dallas. It was Red Bordeaux at nine in the morning followed by Texas wines all before the noon lunch break. Not your average Sunday morning fare.

Special guest at this month’s twitter tasting will be Guy Stout (@GuyStout), Master Sommelier and Director of Beverage Education for The Glazer’s Family of Companies. He co-chaired this year’s Texsom Texas wine panel. We will also have Austin’s Matt McGinnis (@MattMcGinnis), contributing writer for CultureMap Austin, who also attended TEXSOM and just passed the Court of Master Sommeliers introductory course.

Since we are tasting Texas wines from TEXSOM 2012, choose a wine or two from the following that were featured at the event: Duchman Vermentino, Trebbiano, and Dolcetto; CapRock Viognier and Tempranillo, McPherson Roussanne, and Pedernales Cellars Tempranillo and Viognier.

Spec’s Fine Wines and Spirits, Private Label Texas Tempranillo…It’s Muy Grande!

To celebrate the opening of a new Spec’s store in Lubbock, September’s TXwine Twitter Tuesday will also feature  a special private labeled Texas wine made with Texas grapes and offered by Spec’s Fine Wines and Spirits stores around the state. It’s a Tempranillo blend called Muy Grande made by the hand of Texas’s favorite-son winemaker, Kim McPherson in Lubbock.

Pick up a few of the abovementioned Texas wines and join the September TXwine Twitter Tuesday and join in the tasting and Twitter fun. These wines should be available at Spec’s, Whole Foods, Total Wine, Kroger Signature Stores, United & Market Street stores near you or directly from the wineries.

Remember to: Taste, Twitter and Repeat! You can also post photos of your Twitter Tuesday tasting experiences. It’s exciting to taste with fellow Texas wine lovers from around the state.

To participate in the TXwine Twitter Tuesday on September 11th, remember to include the hashtag #TXwine in your tweet.

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NOTE: If you’re new to Twitter, here’s how you participate:  just sign up for a free Twitter account at www.twitter.com. To make it easy to follow and participate in the discussion, go to the TweetChat room set up for TXwine Twitter Tuesdays: http://tweetchat.com/room/TXwine.  No registration is required; you can login using your Twitter account info.

In the TweetChat room, participants are invited to follow tweets, add comments, and share thoughts as the participants taste and discuss the wines (the #TXwine hashtag will be added automatically). If using TweetDeck or another Twitter application, you will need to add #TXwine in your Tweets.

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