Thursday, June 03, 2010

Twitter Brings Washington Wine to the World and in Walla Walla #WAWine

There were over 100 wineries and wine bars across Washington State celebrating our wines tonight via Twitter. On my Twitter board of "followers and followings" I also noticed a few of my blogging collegues from other states celebrating with us: Lenn Thompson of Lenndevours and the New York Cork Report; as well as Rick Bakas Director of Social Media at St Supery Winery (Napa), certified sommelier and author. Also joining us tonight in Des Moines, Iowa was Grace Hoffman of Cellar Mistress (who, along with Rick, we'll be seeing in Walla Walla in a few weeks). Lenn and Rick were drinking wines from L'Ecole No 41 and I believe Grace was drinking Hard Row to Hoe Zinfandel produced in Lake Chelan.

Many thanks to Josh Wade of Drink Nectar for coordinating this event, along with Sean Sullivan of Washington Wine Report. Also event sponsors Washington Wine Commission and Washington Tasting Room Magazine, and fourteen Washington Wine Bloggers and Twitter enthusiasts who assisted with promoting the event (one of them - yours truly!)

Last but not least, in Walla Walla, many thanks goes to Chad, Corey and Tyler of Dusted Valley Vintners and Tom of Olive Marketplace and Cafe for being our Walla Walla hosts this evening. It was a great night tonight and most of all an evening where wine lovers came together to appreciate our bounty. It was all about #WAWine.

For some highlights check it out (Yes, I know. The video is sometimes fuzzy, dark and just plain corny. But hey - - I am not a professional video/camera person. I'm a writer, dammit!)

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