Good afternoon/evening everyone!
Welcome to tonight’s LIVE Chianti Champions virtual tasting.
If you’re planning to participate tonight then thank you - this event is in celebration of our Wine Champions’ 20th Anniversary!
If you’re new to The Community and need help with how to use the forum for the tasting and what the tasting involves, have a read of our guide 'How To - Take part in our virtual #TWSTaste events
We’ve chosen two chiantis which were both winners in our Wine Champions blind tasting back in February - and tonight, we’ll be comparing and contrasting them!
The wines we’ll be trying are:
Chianti Rufina, Frascole 2016 (now sold out)
Chianti Classico, Castello La Leccia 2016 (now sold out)
Who’s on hand to help tonight
We have lots of staff attending tonight, so please feel free to use the below usernames and tag any of 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!)
@Kelly - Community Co-ordinator
@laura - Community Manager
@Ewan and @martin_brown - two of our original Community crew and members of our Brand and Content Team
@hugofount - from our Brand and Content Marketing Team
@MrLaura - from Member Services
Here’s how things will work:
- We’ll post a poll to see who’s here - please let us know, and feel free to say hi and start chatting before we start.
- 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, one by one 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, favourite wine of the two or final thoughts.
And after that, if people want to continue chatting about the wines then please do!