A Sparkling Twitter Wine Tasting Happening

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First we put all trophies on the table

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Then we started to taste a left over Pouilly Fumé “Sur La Roche” from Claire Forest. Her dad makes the “Sous la roche”

Background
“A Sparkling Twitter Wine tasting?” You will ask me.
This is the petite histoire: A Dutch wine journalist @Cuno van ‘t Hof, a Dutch importer of Italian wines (mostly sparkling Italian wine and thus aptly named @Spumante and a Dutch hotelier (@Happyhotelier off course) had a discussion whereby the importer dared the journalist that his sparkling wines easily could match Champage. During the discussion they made an appointment to have a sparkling wine tasting session in Haagsche Suites while also some members of Happy Hotelier’s tasting club “Haagsch Wijnproefgenootschap” would join the party. Unfortunately Cuno had to skip the session.

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Here you see @Spumante post his first tweet: Let the Tasting Begin!.

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One of the outstanding Proseccos @Spumante brought for us was the Motus Vitae. This was a real classy Prosecco! Unfortunately this picture is a bit unsharpened.

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Our Tasting member Georg brought this amazing Janz, all the way from Tasmania.

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This all Pinot Noir Spumante Rosé Opfre @Spumante brought us was one of my favorites.

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I could surprise the party with my own import Cremant de Burgundy Baron de Montfalcon from Andre Ziltener (this reminds me I still have to write a review of his hotel in Chambolle Mussigny)

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Mike brought this excellent 2002 Milesime Champagne Rosé from Nicolas Feuillatte

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There was more we tasted and more to taste. This was how the company looked when we still had to taste 2 more sparkling wines, but we decided to take one for the road:

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With this 1997 Chateauneuf Du Pape Tiara d’Avignon we terminated the tasting session. It was a wonderful session. Thanks all and especially kudos to @Spumante. I hope he came home safely.

More photos of the tasting here at my Flickr set of the session

Update: And here is @Spumantes own post about the tasting session:

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3 Responses to A Sparkling Twitter Wine Tasting Happening

  1. @spumante says:

    @happyhotelier

    Thank you for your hospitality and giving me the opportunity to make people get aquainted with all the differences in naturally sparkling wines. Enjoying the good company I was really surprised by some of the wines the tastingcommittee brought in. Today is the start of #WineWednesday, hoping yesterday was a start of some nice tastingsessions.

  2. @Spumante
    It was a pleasure having you surprising us with some real Prosecco from Italia. Glad you reached home safely. Am sure we will meet again.

  3. [...] After the discussion I lost a bit of interest, but shortly before it I had organized a Sparkling Wine Tasting #Tweetup in Haagsche [...]

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