A little help from our Twitter friends
Yesterday afternoon, we sent out a tweet around 3:30pm (PST) while we were standing in the aisle at BevMo. We asked our fellow wine lovers to help fill our Hello Vino fridge for charity and offer some white wine recommendations. We received several responses within a few minutes… pretty cool stuff.
Check out the quick video here to see how it all went down:
Thanks to all of you who replied to us via Twitter, the Hello Vino wine fridge has been stocked with 6 killer bottles of wine - all recommended by Twitter users - and will be raffled off TONIGHT at the Modesto Tweetup. All ticket sales are being donated to the Modesto Triumph Fitness Program (more details here).
Here are the six selections from Twitter:
Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Reserva (Casablanca Valley Chile)
"Veramonte is located in the pristine Casablanca Valley, a premier winegrowing region in Chile located between the Andes Mountains and the rugged Pacific Coast. This wine is fresh with citrus and tropical fruits, then leads you to a tangy finish." Thanks, @JasonsWineBlog!
2006 Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes (Valle de Cafayate)
Did you know Crios means “offspring”? “Torrontes is a unique aromatic grape variety in Argentina that shows its finest expression in the northern province of Salta. The intense sun, cool nights, and overall dry weather help this wine provide a large floral nose followed by a dry, citrus-styled Sauvignon Blanc taste.” Thanks, Cork_and_Bottle!
DaVinci Brunello di Montalcino 2001 (Tuscany, Italy)
2001 was a fantastic year for Brunello from Montalcino. “Known to be Tuscany’s most esteemed varietal, this wine is expertly crafted from 100% Sangiovese and aged in oak barrels for a minimum of two years.” This is a full-bodied, rich red wine… and dare we say, a work of art? Thanks, @SelectItaly!
2005 Isosceles Justin Vineyards & Winery (Paso Robles, CA)
This hand harvested wine is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot. “Harvest began in October with Merlot, followed by Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon in November. Varietals were fermented and oak aged separately until blending in 2006, then set for an additional 18 months in French oak, and finished with 6 months of bottle aging to release softened tannins.” A very nice treat… thanks, @HandymanConnect!
We improvised on the last two bottles…
La Crema 2006 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast, CA)
"Cool climate vineyards. Artisan winemaking. Classic Pinot Noir." Need we say more? @BellaBoudoir actually suggested the La Crema Chardonnay, but it was out of stock, so we went with the Pinot Noir.
St. Supery 2007 Moscato (Napa, California)
"A delicate, yet deliciously floral Muscat with aromas of perfumed peach and apricot enhanced by cantaloupe and lychees. Serve this chilled or maybe with dessert." @MrsCucciWaldron suggested Candoni’s Moscato, but it was not in stock. So, due to St. Supery’s participation in Twitter Taste Live, we chose their Moscato to finish off the wine list.
Thank you to everybody who tweeted suggestions!!
If you are attending the Tweetup this evening, good luck! If you are not in the Modesto area, give these bottles a try at home and let us know what you think.
The Hello Vino Team