Taste and Talk with #WiningHourChat

Who:  Us, You, Our Friends, Your Friends, Everyone, Anyone

What:  A Twitter Wine Tasting & Discussion Entitled, #WiningHourChat

When: Tuesdays at 9 pm EST/6 pm PST

Where: Twitter @WiningHourChat using the hashtag #WiningHourChat

Why: Because. It's The Wining Hour. Who doesn't enjoy the wining hour?

About #WiningHourChat

We enjoy wine. We also enjoy conversing and learning about different wines, wine regions, grape varietals, food and wine pairings.  As there are many experts and wine connoisseurs out there, some winelovers may hold back from participating in wine discussions because they feel intimidated or feel that they do not have anything to contribute.  Our goal is to curb those feelings and offer a venue where everyone, regardless of their experience level, has a valued voice. #WiningHourChat functions as a community of learners and winelovers. No stuffiness here, just an easygoing vinous chat.

Here's the routine:

5-7 Questions-Q & A Format

Our Wine Rating Scale:

Very Good=  4
Good=          3
Eh, Ok=        2
Never again  1

You will know in advance the wine region and particular wine varietal selection.  So that it is easier and adds to the diversity of the conversation, you may use whichever brand, winery, vineyard you like-it just needs to be from the specified region and specified variety. For example, if the selection is California Cabernet, you would get a (any) Cabernet from California to taste and discuss.

New Year, New things....

Beginning January 2017, #WiningHourChat is teaming up with ConoSur Wines, and we plan to give away a bottle of wine to one lucky participant each month. The winner will be selected at random from a drawing, announced at the end of every month and sent their wine.

Here are the official rules:
*1 entry for each week you participate (participate 4 weeks=4 entries)
*Participation is not "hello" or small side conversations that detract from our topic at hand. You should be actively engaged during the wining hour, with wine! (Sorry, but it's only fair.)
*No one can win two months consecutively.
*If you are chosen, you will be asked to provide your address, email & ph #
*You must be in a state (USA only-sorry) that can receive wine shipments from NY. If you are outside of USA-the prize will be a gift certificate.  Non-negotiable.

Next Chat:


March 7
Share #WIYG as we discuss Women in the Wine Industry (Women's History Month!)

March 14
Q & A with Special Guest: Mary McAuly-Winemaker/Owner of Ripe Life Wines
Share #WIYG and join the conversation. (Women's History Month!)

March 21
March is also Washington Wine Month
Q & A with Special Guest: Efeste Wines-Washington
Bring an Efeste wine or any WA wine.

March 28
Q & A with Special Guest: Honig Vineyard and Winery-Napa Valley
Bring a Honig wine or just share #WIYG.

APRIL:  Stay tuned!

*Note-WIYG (What's in your glass) is always the alternative if you can't find the above.

Join us, Li, Maggie & Cara @WiningHourChat and be sure to use the hashtag #wininghourchat