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#PinotNoir Twitter Tasting and Smackdown
Thursday, July 15, 2010 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
#PinotNoir is a celebration of the world's most expressive yet persnickety wine grape combined with a COMPETITION between YOUR FAVORITE Pinot-producing regions!
TIME: 5-7 PM PACIFIC --- 8-10 PM EASTERN
This event is FREE and all you need to participate is wine and Twitter.
Wineries, wine stores and everyone are encouraged to invite wine lovers to your location and make the Twitter stream of #PinotNoir tweets visible to attendees. We like to use Tweetdeck, TweetChat.com or Twitterfall.com to display all the tweets with the hashtag "#PinotNoir"
If you are a WINERY, click HERE for more information to get the most out of the event
But, Wait! There's a twist... who makes the best Pinot you've ever tasted? To vote via your tweets simply add another 2-character hashtag after #PinotNoir and we'll count the votes so that region gets bragging rights for the night!
#WV - Willamette Valley, Oregon
#NV - Napa Valley, CA
#RR - Russian River Valley, CA
#CN - Carneros, CA
#SB - Santa Barbara, CA
#SN - Sonoma Coast, CA
#MN - Mendocino, CA
#SC - Santa Cruz, CA
#GV - Green Valley, CA
#SLH - Santa Lucia Highlands
#BU - Burgundy, FR
#NZ - New Zealand
#xx - Add your own!
For example, if you are drinking a Pinot from Willamette Valley, simply tag the end of your tweets with: #PinotNoir #WV
Andrea Robinson, Master Sommelier and designer of the new The OneTM stemware collection, is also participating in this event and has a provided a wonderful offer to event participants:
SPECIAL OFFER: 50% off a 4-pack or single red stem of TheOneTM
4-Pack ($24.96 + s/h) Offer Code: PinotTweetupBox
Red Stem ($6.25 + s/h) Offer Code: PinotTweetupSingle
Order Here: http://bit.ly/AndreaTheOne
Here's how you can easily get started:
One of the easier pages to display tweets in a hashtag stream is TweetChat.com:
1. Go to http://www.tweetchat.com
2. Enter "PinotNoir" (without the quotes) in the field next to the "#" at the top of the page and press GO >>
3. You will now be able to see the twitter stream for #PinotNoir and display it at your location
Ed Thralls - Wine Tonite!
Joe Herrig - SuburbanWino
William Allen - Simple Hedonisms
Clive Pursehouse - NW Wine Anthem
Tamara Belgard - SipWithMe