There is a global Chardonnay tasting, linked through Twitter, happening this Thursday, May 6, 2010 from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm. Wine lovers will gather at participating winery tasting rooms, wine bars, wine shops, restaurants, and private residences; open a bottle of Chardonnay, taste it, and twitter about it using the hashtag #Chardonnay.
Mendocino Wine Company presents
a Chardonnay Tasting Event
(this is a free event)
Thursday, May 6, 2010
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2008 Parducci Chardonnay, Mendocino County
2008 Paul Dolan Vineyards Chardonnay, Mendocino County
Apple Mushroom Risotto
Apple Pie a la mode
Chardonnay Apple Ice Cream
Parducci Wine Cellars
501 Parducci Road
Ukiah, CA 95482
guest chef: John Cesano (yeah, me)
I will be attending the third monthly wine TweetUp held at Parducci Wine Cellars in Ukiah; they are pouring two Chardonnays, the 2008 Parducci Chardonnay, Mendocino County and the 2008 Paul Dolan Vineyards Chardonnay, Mendocino County. Each month, the folks at Parducci have delicious food available to pair with the wines being poured; I have secured a recipe from their first tasting, and visited the food provider from the last one.
Thursday’s food will be prepared by me. The folks at Parducci have invited me to be this event’s guest chef, and I am preparing food that will match with the specific wines being poured.
I am cooking an apple mushroom risotto to pair with the the Paul Dolan Vineyard Chardonnay; I’m using the wine in the food to tie it more firmly together.
To contrast with the grown up-ness of a risotto, I am making apple pies from scratch, and serving them with a scoop of Parducci Chardonnay apple ice cream. Apple pie a la mode to pair with the Parducci Chardonnay.
Come to Ukiah this Thursday, anytime between 5:00pm and 7:00 pm, taste some wines, have a snack; it is free, and a great way to break away for an early evening midweek escape from routine. I have seen many people over the last couple of months use the events as a nice afterwork treat.
Started by Rick Bakas, Director of Social Media for St. Supery, the monthly wine TweetUps have grown month by month, and Thursday’s event is expected to be the largest yet.
Here’s a top 10 list from Rick Bakas:
Top 10 Reasons You Want To Be Part of #Chardonnay May 6th
10. How often do you get to share a glass of wine with people around the globe at the same time?
9. Wineries will meet new wine tweeters, wine tweeters will discover new wineries8. It’s truly a community owned by no one7. It’s a 24-hour event to make it easy for all time zones around the world8. Online wine tastings are growing in popularity7. It’s easier than you think. All you need is wine and Twitter (and the #Chardonnay hash tag)6. There will be a few surprise guests and celebrities5. You can participate from anywhere virtually4. It’s a chance to follow and be followed by tweeters with a shared interest3. Chardonnay is good!2. Chances are, you’ll know someone who’s joining in1. This will be the largest online wine tasting in Twitter’s history