Wine Bloggers’ Conference: Live Wine Blogging of Whites and Rosés

This is my third conference (2011, 2013, and 2014) and my third time participating in live wine blogging (10+ wines tasted in a hour) and I’ve never actually blogged during it. I am one of those who believes that the wines deserve a little more attention for a more thorough blog post. That being said, I do enjoy the camaraderie of the blogger participants and producers, and I also believe that what I do, which is tweet about the wine, including a photo, brief tasting notes, and some some key hashtags, at least gets the wines out there in front of a live, virtual audience.

With that explanation, below are my tweets for the 2014 live wine blogging of whites and rosés, including links to the Twitter accounts for the producers who participated. Thank you to them for allowing us to taste their wines. Next time, we will spend more than five or six minutes together, promise.

Danza del Sol Vermentino
Danza del Sol Vermentino

Speed tasting! Vermentino from @DanzaDelSolWine, $28: mouthwatering citrus, great acidity! #wbc14 #temecula #wine pic.twitter.com/0msschpgJB

Ferrari-Carano Fumé Blanc
Ferrari-Carano Fumé Blanc

One of my faves: @FerrariCarano 2013 Fumé Blanc: citrusy with a creamy mouthfeel, long finish. #sonoma #wine #wbc14 pic.twitter.com/O0EHTF1Q3h

Grassini Sauvignon Blanc
Grassini Sauvignon Blanc

From @GrassiniWines: 2013 #SauvBlanc, nice balance of citrus and tropical fruits, racy acidity. #SBCWine #wbc14 pic.twitter.com/8ye4pkkvz5

J Pinot Gris
J Pinot Gris

Another fave from @JWinery: 2013 Pinot Gris, $12-16. Bright tropical fruits, citrus, and melon. #sonoma #wine #wbc14 pic.twitter.com/XtCmBIWLhA

Wente Chardonnay
Wente Chardonnay

A goody from @Wente, 1st family of #chardonnay, 2013 Arroyo Seco, #monterey. Juicy apple, vanilla, butter. #wbc14 pic.twitter.com/WUi8lMN8uC

J. Lohr Pinot Blanc
J. Lohr Pinot Blanc

Next @JLohrWines 40th Anniversary Pinot Blanc, Arroyo Seco, #monterey : floral, juicy, nice acidity. #wbc14 pic.twitter.com/dcO7cz8KmD

Treana White Blend
Treana White Blend

Treana Marsanne-Viognier @hopefamilywines: big mouthfeel of citrus, tropical fruits, melon. #centralcoastwine #wbc14 pic.twitter.com/65JpW4Q6PK

Main and Geary Chardonnay
Main and Geary Chardonnay

Fr @BevMo: Exclusive Main & Geary #sonoma #chardonnay. Sur lie, oak fermented. Cream, butter, vanilla, apple. #wbc14 pic.twitter.com/QF5Ob6RLUE

Cornerstone Sauvignon Blanc
Cornerstone Sauvignon Blanc

Oh yay! @CornerstoneNapa #SauvBlanc: Very bright, juicy, good acidity, ample mouthfeel. #organic #napa #wbc14 pic.twitter.com/YIHCwrnF3G

Aridus Viognier
Aridus Viognier

#azwine in the house: @ariduswineco #Viognier: melon, tropical and citrus fruits. Lush mouthfeel. #wine #wbc14  pic.twitter.com/z1UMgFGXmt

Soon to follow, the live wine blogging of red wines.

Cheers!
Beth

2013 Wine Bloggers’ Conference: Live Wine Blogging with Reds

The second full day of the 2013 Wine Bloggers’ Conference, I participated in live wine blogging with red wines. I decided to stick with the same formula as for the whites and rosés: take a photo of the wine, write a brief review, and post simultaneously to Instagram and Twitter. I also posted this session to foursquare and my Facebook fan page. Below are my mini, first-impression reviews and links to photos.

#wbc13 #wine @CedarCreekWine ’10 Pinot Noir: raspberry, strawberry, tart cherry, great acidity. http://instagram.com/p/aUS0SSzawj/

#wbc13 #wine @quails_gate ’09 Pinot Noir: nice red berry flavors, good acidity on the finish. http://instagram.com/p/aUSPLhza_0/

#wbc13 #wine @bench1775 ’11 Cab Sauv/Merlot blend: black cherry, dark fruits, mint, vanilla. http://instagram.com/p/aURsNFTa-5/

#wbc13 #wine @LFNGWine ’10 Portfolio Bordeaux blend:  luscious black cherry, lush mouthfeel. http://instagram.com/p/aURJNGza-B/

#wbc13 #wine ’09 @McWattersWine Meritage: blackberry, blackcurrant, tart cherry, soft & silky mouthfeel. http://instagram.com/p/aUQguaza8m/

#wbc13 #wine @HillsideWines ’09 Cab Franc: cherry, cranberry, dark berries, raspberry, tea. http://instagram.com/p/aUQDebTa7v/

#wbc13 #wine @SummerhillWine @EVKWine ’06 Cab Franc: aromatic, red fruits, silky mouthfeel. http://instagram.com/p/aUPZ1Jza6v/

#wbc13 #wine @mtboucheriewine ’09 Zin: Primitivo-style, aromatic, nice berries and spice. http://instagram.com/p/aUO8EOza6D/

#wbc13 #wine @dangelowinery ’07 Sette Coppa Riserva, Bordeaux-style red: blackcurrant, chocolate, coffee, mint, vanilla. http://instagram.com/p/aUOQcYTa41/

#wbc13 @perseuswine 2010 Tempus Syrah: velvety black fruits and spices. #yum #wine http://instagram.com/p/aUNvWqTa3u/

2013 Wine Bloggers’ Conference: Live Wine Blogging with Whites and Rosés

One of the highlights of the Wine Bloggers’ Conference are the live wine blogging sessions, in which we have an hour to taste 10 wines. This was my second Wine Bloggers’ Conference and I still haven’t mastered live blogging, but I think I’ve mastered live microblogging. Below are my tweets of the wines I tasted in the reverse order that they were presented (@travelwinechick) and links to my Instagram photos.

#wbc13 @terravistawines Fandango: Albariño/Verdejo: almond, citrus, melon, stone fruit http://instagram.com/p/aRnPxlza5D/

#wbc13 @bench1775 ’12 Chill white blend: lemon, stone fruit, acidity, off-dry http://instagram.com/p/aRm0MAza4T/

#wbc13 @quails_gate ’12 Chenin Blanc: bit of Sauv Blanc: honey, citrus, tropical fruits, good acidity, minerality http://instagram.com/p/aRmH-kza3Q/

#wbc13 @cedarcreekwine single-vineyard ’12 Riesling: lemon-lime-citrus, amazing acidity, 2.2 RS. My fav so far! http://instagram.com/p/aRlo2uza2P/

#wbc13 @monsterwines ’11 Riesling: apple, citrus, stone & tropical fruit, acidity, minerality http://instagram.com/p/aRlFxZTa1d/

#wbc13 @blackhillswine Alibi Sauv Blanc/Sémillon: citrus, melon, tropical fruit, great acidity! http://instagram.com/p/aRkfeOza0e/

#wbc13 @graymonkwinery is #BCWine’s oldest family owned and operated winery

#wbc13 @graymonkwinery Pinot Gris: tropical fruit, then citrus; aromatic, good acidity http://instagram.com/p/aRj28wTazj/

#wbc13 @poplargrovewine ’12 Pinot Gris: citrus, stone fruit, tropical fruit, acidity http://instagram.com/p/aRjS7NTayq/

#wbc13 @joiefarm Noble Blend, 5-white, Alsatian-style blend: aromatic, good acidity, slightly sweet. http://instagram.com/p/aRivYjzax3/

#wbc13 @TherapyWines ’12 Fizzio Blanc, Chard/Muscat: frizzante, tree/stone fruits, good acidity. http://instagram.com/p/aRiJpgzaww/