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There’s three brilliant events for you to take part in this month:
Thursday 9th July:
#TWSTaste - Chianti Champs (low stocks of the wines!)
Every year since this Community launched we’ve held a Wine Champions
#twstaste event so we can taste two of the year’s Champs together - and why break with tradition?
They’re fun informal nights - it’s all done in writing rather than video - although you’re welcome to get a Zoom group together with some Community friends so you can chat with each other while you type!
This year, it’s Chianti themed…
Wine Champs #TWSTaste: Chianti Champs! Thurs 9th July, 8-9…
Thursday 16th July: ‘Bring your own’
#TWSTaste - Presenting Portugal
Thank you very much to everyone who attended our Chianti Champions! virtual tasting event tonight!
It’s now time to get our next virtual tasting in the diary:
New #TWSTaste virtual wine tasting: Presenting…Portugal!, Thursday 16th July, 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.
Between us, we’ll be trying to taste as many different Po…
Thursday 30th July:
#TWSTaste - ‘Aged to Perfection’ Fine Wine
For the last few months, our #TWSTaste events have mainly relied on what you already have at home, and we’ve all tasted something different. For this upcoming virtual tasting, however, we’re going to taste two wines together!
If you’d like to take part in this event, simply order the two wines and make sure they’re delivered before 30th July.
New #TWSTaste Virtual Wine Tasting: ‘Aged to Perfection’ Fine Wine, Thursday 30th July, 8-9pm
The wines we’ll be trying are:
Top Recent Discussions
What’s been your best bottle of lockdown? A topic full of joyful wine moments - we’d love to hear yours.
Bordeaux 2019 En Primeur - Bordeaux 2019 continues apace, and the main offer launches in July, so check out this post explaining what’s happening and how to join our private En Primeur Discussions group so you don’t miss out on all the en primeur chat!
Do you think your wine tastes will change over time? How does this affect what you buy, and what you store in your wine rack/cellar for future years? Join the debate. (Thanks, @Andy999!) Can you recommend a
good Sherry, or a good sweet wine? You’ve been collecting some great suggestions - thanks @strawpig and @matedw for starting the discussion!
Is there going to be a short-ter VAT reduction, and what do we think this means for wine buyers? Another interesting discussion (thanks @Taffy-on-Tour!) 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 - details TBC in early July! Tasting note of the month
It’s taken me ages to choose as I’ve loved reading your tasting notes! But this from
@NeilS is poetically effusive and brings this tempranillo to life beautifully:
In the early part of lockdown I was working through my singletons and drinking some very nice wines in place of midweekers as a way of coping with the interesting times we were going through…
However, the standout for me was this Numanthia, 2009. It’s 100% tempranillo from Toro.
Dark but clear. I had this down as a bruiser because of the 15%alc and previous reviews. Muscular it is. But also graceful, lithe and dare I say it, kinetic. Nose dominated by balsamic fig and hot tar but has …
Nothing this month, except to thank you all for your continued inspiring and wonderful contributions to this Community.
Well done all of you!