Join Dale Robertson, Houston Chronicle Sports/Wine Writter on TXwine Twitter Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
Denise Fraser (@DeniseFraser) and I (@VintageTexas) hope you can join us for the next TX Wine Twitter Tuesday at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 6th. We will have Dale Robertson, the Houston Chronicle sports and wine writer (@SportsWineGuy), with us to taste and discuss a selection of Texas wines.
Dale Robertson evaluates wines for his Chronicle column using an innovative 30-point scale: 10 for quality, 10 for value and 10 for availability. As described by Jeff Siegel, The Wine Curmudgeon and DrinkLocalWine.com founder, “By adding that last criterion, Robertson has eliminated one of the most aggravating parts of scoring. Wines that no one can buy always seem to get high scores, as if one of the reasons for the high score is that it’s so rare.” So, for our December TX Wine Twitter Tuesday, we have three Texas wines available in Dale's home town of Houston and many other major wine markets in Texas:
CapRock Winery, Roussanne, 2010 - $11 (Dry white wine)
McPherson Cellars, La Herencia, 2009 $11 (Dry Spanish-style red blend)
Messina Hof Cabernet Franc, Cedar Crest Vineyard, 2009 - $21 (Dry red wine)
Representatives for these three wineries will also join our online tasting to answer your questions about the wines. We will also discuss the recent big win for Messina Hof in the recent 2012 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition for the Top Texas Wine – Messina Hof Solara, Texas, 2004. Click here for more details.
So pick up one or more of these wines and join us for our Texas wine chat and tasting. Please remember to use the Twitter hashtag #TXwine.
Click on the register link to indicate your participation and to put a reminder on your calendar.
NOTE: If you’re new to Twitter, here’s how you participate: just sign up for a free Twitter account at www.twitter.com. To make it easy to follow and participate in the discussion, go to the Tweetchat room set up for TXwine Twitter Tuesdays: http://tweetchat.com/room/TXwine. No registration is required; you can login using your Twitter account.
In the Tweetchat room, participants are invited to follow tweets, add comments, and share thoughts as the participants taste and discuss the wines. Participants should use the hashtag #TXwine with Tweets, if using TweetDeck or another Twitter application.
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Vintage Texas is hosting TXwine Twitter Tuesdays organized by Denise Fraser and Russ Kane as a community-led effort building awareness of quality wines grown, made and savored in Texas. We welcome your event participation, ideas for upcoming events, and efforts to build better awareness of Texas wine country and the wines of Texas terroir.
Follow hastag #TXwine on Twitter for information on Texas wines.