Sep 282012
 

TXwine Twitter Tuesday Celebrates Texas Wine Month and Oktoberfest with Messina Hof Winery and Saint Arnold and Real Ale Breweries

Austin’s Denise Fraser (@DeniseFraser) and Matt McGinnis (@MattMcGinnis), and Houston’s Jeff Cope (@TXwineLover) and I (@VintageTexas) invite you to join in the next TXwine Twitter Tuesday at 7 p.m. Central Time on Tuesday, October 9th. This month we will celebrate October (Texas Wine Month) with a splash of Messina Hof wine, and Oktoberfest with the froth of two Texas brews from Saint Arnold (@SaintArnold) and Real Ale (@RealAleBrewing) Breweries.

The tasting list for the evening will include:

  • Messina Hof Riesling 2010 Father and Son Cuvee (Texas) – A light, semi-dry, crisp and floral German-style Riesling wine.
  • Saint Arnold Oktoberfest – A full bodied, malty, slightly sweet beer celebrating the autumn harvest.
  • Real Ale Full Moon Pale Rye Ale – A tawny red full of malted rye and hops
  • Messina Hof 2010 Cabernet Franc, Cedar Crest Vineyard (Texoma) – A full-bodied, silky smooth red wine offering red berries and vanilla.

Pick up one of these Texas wines and beers or all four and join the October TXwine (and beer) festivities. They should be available at Spec’s, HEB, Whole Foods, Central Markets, Total Wine, Kroger Signature Stores, Randall’s, United & Market Street stores near you or from the wineries. Check out stores near you and bring home the wine, beer and some food, too.

Get a group together, share the cost and the tasting fun. It is exciting to taste with fellow Texas wine and beer lovers from around the state.

Remember to: Taste, Tweet and Repeat! You can also post photos of your Twitter Tuesday tasting activities or past winery and brewery experiences. Tell us what foods you are having with your Texas wines and beers.

To participate in the Twitter Tuesday tasting on October 9th, remember to include a hashtag #TXwine and, if you want to, you can include #TXbeer in your tweets, too. It wouldn’t hurt to monitor both, there will be lots hot Twitter action and even more cool Texas brews and wines and discussion.

NOTE: If you’re new to Twitter, here’s how you participate:  just sign up for a free Twitter account at www.twitter.com. If you are already past that, go to the Tweetchat room set up for TXwine (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 and beers (the hastag #TXwine will be added automatically). If using TweetDeck or another Twitter application,you can monitor both #TXwine and #TXbeer in multiple columns and add you own hashtags.

See you at TXwine (TXbeer) Twitter Tuesday on October 9th at 7-8 pm central time. Remember to Taste, Tweet, Repeat!

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