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LIVE FROM 8PM: #TWSTaste: Italy and Argentina, two new reds! Thursday 24th June, 8-9pm

Good afternoon/evening everyone :smiley:

Welcome to tonight’s LIVE virtual tasting of Italy and Argentina.

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 red wines that are be featured in our latest 1874 magazine and we’re very excited to try them with you all.

The red wines we’ll be trying are:

Chianti Classico Riserva, Castello La Leccia Giuliano 2016

Weinert Carrascal Assemblaje Especial Mendoza NV

Who’s on hand to help tonight

We have some 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
@MrLaura - one of our wine advisers in Member Services

Here’s how things will work:

  1. 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.
  2. 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. Take your time and have a good swirl and sniff.
  3. We’ll then taste the wines together, one by one and ask you to share your own tasting note. Do 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!
  4. 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 you want to continue chatting about the wines then do feel free!

We hope to see you tonight for this virtual tasting! :smiley: Feel free to start chatting below and we’ll get going officially at 8pm.


We’ll be starting tonight’s #TWSTaste at 8pm - let us know if you’re here and taking part!

  • I’m ready, glass in hand!
  • I’m lurking…
  • I don’t have the wines, but I’m joining in anyway.

0 voters

Very excited to be here as a member in my own right, rather than as a hanger-on!


Lovely to have you here, @Mrs_Maths!


Ah welcome along! I’ve not seen you posting before. We’re a pretty friendly bunch! :smiley:


Glad not to have to type for you!


I will miss your typing skills!

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Ok, we’ll get started! We’ll start with the Chianti Classico Riserva, Castello La Leccia Giuliano 2016 - pour yourself a glass, give it a swirl and a smell and then please share with us your thoughts on aromas, colour and first impressions :smiley:

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Big welcome @Mrs_Maths! :smiley:

Is Mum Maths bringing her Pitman typing skills!

I’ll 'fess up before we start. I’ve already eaten and…well… you’ve got to have a glass with the meal (pasta) so I’ve already had a glass of the Carrascal, but deliberately took no notes so I can focus on it with everyone else.

[it is very nice though :D]


@MikeFranklin Completely understandable! :joy:


This also means I’ve had both decanted for about an hour.

Nice dark colour, fruity (blackberry) smell


It’s great to be back! So sorry I missed the last one. Similar to @MikeFranklin, I snuck a glass of the Chianti with dinner (pizza)…sorry!


Olaf says it is ‘wide’


We’re getting violets, cherries, mixed spice on the nose. Heavenly!


I’m getting lime (having just visited a lime manufacturer!)


Mrs CC: we had a glass of this with our pasta earlier…seemed a shame not to…


Maybe a hint of chalk?