Welcome to tonight’s LIVE virtual Bring A Bottle: Small Producers tasting.
This week, our theme is Small Producers - we’ll all be bringing different wine from a small producer that we have at home, for a virtual taste-along. We’re not going to be too prescriptive - whatever you class as ‘small’ is fine by us!
Here’s how things will work:
We will post a WIKI (editable list) of who’s tasting what tonight. Have a look and, if you’re not on there, please do add yourself! You can do that by clicking the ‘Edit’ button in the bottom right of the WIKI post.
We’ll also post a poll to see who’s here - please let us know, and feel free to say hi, post bottle photos and start chatting before we start.
We’re all drinking different bottles, so it might be hard to keep track. Whenever you post tonight, please start your post with the name of the wine you’re drinking!
To begin, we’ll invite you all to pour a glass, have a swirl and take in the aromas, and post your thoughts and first impressions. Feel free to take your time and have a good swirl and sniff.
We’ll then taste the wines together and ask you to share your own tasting note. Feel free to add any additional food matches and/or your thoughts on how well the wine is drinking now, and how much longer it might age. Anything goes, and there are no wrong answers!
After this, we’ll possibly have time to ask for your mark out of 10, or final thoughts.
Please then feel free to continue chatting about the wines you’re drinking (we’ll likely be indulging in another glass anyway!)
We have some of our staff attending tonight, so please feel free to use the below usernames and tag us if you need a hand (and if you’re new to The Community, please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you might have!)
@laura - Community Manager @MrLaura - part of our Member Services team
We’re very much looking forward to tonight, and seeing which bottles you’ve all chosen! We hope to ‘see’ you there!
First impression on the nose is, WOW! Immediately out of the bottle, it actually smells a little volatile. Quickly calms down having been in the glass for a few minutes. Cherries in abundance of all different kinds, black, red, morello, glace, and bits of raspberry and cranberry. Not massively complex, but what it lacks in complexity it makes up for in intensity.