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There’s two brilliant events for you to take part in this month:
Thursday 13th August:
#TWSTaste: South Africa
We’d like to get our next virtual tasting in your diaries:
New #TWSTaste virtual wine tasting: Bring A Bottle: South Africa, Thursday 13th August, 8pm-9pm
Like some of our previous tastings, we’re asking you to raid your wine rack to see what you’ve already got at home and join together to taste along live next Thursday.
Everyone has been affected by coronavirus, and South Africa is no exception. We really wanted an opportunity for you to either purchase some South Af…
Thursday 27th August:
#TWSTaste - Tapas Night!
As it’s summer, and most of us haven’t had a proper holiday this year, we thought we’d bring a taste of Spanish sunshine to our August
Scroll down to find more details on how to take part (essentially, order the wines below, cook up a tapas feast and join us to taste along live!)
#TWSTaste Tapas Night: Thurs 27th August, 8-9pm
We’re just about to launch a Summer Drinking in Style offer which is full of all the sunshine-friendly essentials to see you through t…
Top Recent Discussions
your secret wine shame? Some amusing revelations in this topic - thanks @Richard for starting it!
Hedgerow bounty - share your foraging tips here! (Thanks @peterm!)
Escape from lockdown - Alsace visit. Read about @robertd’s brilliant recent trip to Alsace and get some travel tips of your own! ‘
Bad for wine week’ - how do you protect your wine from the summer heat? Lots of great suggestions here (thanks @GuidoD!)
Innovative (and cheap!) cellar storage solutions - tons of great tips here for your home cellar. (Thanks @Grimpeur!) What have been your favourite recent topics? Share them in the comments!
New User(s) of the Month
The Community bots
will be picking two top users from our newcomers to award the New User of the Month badge in early August.
Here’s July’s winners:
@Darryl and @Andrew20 - two lovely friendly new faces who have joined us recently for their first #TWSTaste events! Tasting note of the month
Once again, it’s taken forever to choose, and in the end I’ve had to do our second ever DOUBLE WIN! So congrats to
Wow, just wow. Another two grapes, completely new to me but what an introduction! Big, powerful but beautiful poise rather than brashness. This is simply gorgeous, without doubt, the best value wine that I have ever tasted. If I had paid five times the price, I would consider this to be good value. At £11.50, this is insanely great value. I note that there is another negroamaro wine listed at £35, which I am about to order. I can’t even begin to imagine how incredible this will be.
Sandhi Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay
When this bottle was given to me I was told it was the nearest thing to a burgundy. I’m so pleased to say that that was the understatement of the year! Being a burgundy lover, I would never have been able to tell in a blind tasting, this was produced outside of the region. I would go on to say I would have assumed it was from one of the very best producers with a seriously hefty price tag. What a breath of fresh air to know this is California at i…
Both of these are just delightful ‘wow!’ moments with a special bottle, and it’s a joy to read.
One thing I wanted to ask the
newer members of this Community - how have you found getting used to using the site? What would make it easier to find the kind of topics you’re most interested in? Would love your feedback.