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NEW: TWSTaste - A Tale of Two Tannats, 23rd January 8-9pm

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#1

Hi everyone!

To get you excited about a brand new year (and decade!) here’s the details for our first #twstaste of 2020!

A tale of two tannats: Thursday 23rd Jan, 8-9pm

The brilliant @Inbar suggested this a few months ago and we thought it was a great way to start the year. Tannat is a red grape originally from Madiran in the south of France, but it’s getting an increasing reputation for success in Uruguay, too - although often quite different in style.

We’re going to try two examples of tannat - one from Madiran, one from Uruguay - and see what we think of the differences and similarities.

Madiran:

Uruguay:

If you’re new to these #TWSTaste virtual tastings, here’s how it works:

  1. Buy a bottle of each of the above wines and have it delivered before Thursday 23rd January 2020
  2. We like to encourage everyone to get some friends over, or plan a dinner they think will match - really make an evening of it! Let us know what you have planned…
  3. On the night, open the wines ready (we usually have a discussion in advance about whether we think they need decanting and for how long)
  4. Join us here on the Community a little before 8pm, and there will be a topic called ‘LIVE #TWSTaste’ ready and waiting - that’s where we’ll all taste and discuss the wines.

We hope you can join us - who’s in?

  • This sounds tannat-alising! Count me in!
  • Tan-NOT for me
  • I’m hoping to make it

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2020 TWSTaste dates
January 2020 on The Community
#2

Ah, what a shame…! I won’t be able to attend due to the Brighton tasting group’s meeting taking place that evening :confused:
Will console myself with reading the comments afterwards, which is always great fun!

Definitely free for the February date, though! :+1: :grinning:


#3

Two young tannats in rapid succession, eh?

I’m in. But this calls for mouth protection:


#4

Yes! Whose silly idea was that…?! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#5

:laughing:

I like it! I want it!


#6

Noooo! :scream:

It’s early days on this, so let’s do a quick poll - if we pushed this back to the following Thursday, would everyone who’s signed up/expressed an interest already be able to attend still?

@Herbster @VinoVeritas @Croquetchris @Brocklehurstj @Leah @MikeFranklin @tom @JD1892

  • I can make Thursday 23rd
  • I’d prefer to stick with Thursday 16th

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#7

Gives more time to get the bottles as well. I put in a big Christmas order the day before this announcement.


#8

I’m in Edinburgh for my Dip but I’m staying with my cousin so I’m sure I could convince him to partake also as he is a member :wink::wink:


#9

Fantastic! Well, we’ve got just two people we haven’t heard back from yet (@MikeFranklin and @JD1892) so fingers crossed they can attend, and I’ll amend the date now.
Hope this is alright for everyone - so glad @Inbar can join in with this tasting which was her idea!


#10

Thanks for thinking of me, @Laura! And thanks all! :smile:


#11

I’m good for the 23rd and looking forward to this one. I likes a tannat!


#12

Sorry been a bit busy for a few days.

I should be able to make it either way, though I’m not absolutely sure where I’ll be then as that sort of detail is all a bit up in the air just at the moment!

I still can’t guarantee but that’s down to my present circumstances not to the date.


#13

BUMP!
Now Christmas is over and we’re all looking forward to 2020, I thought I’d push this topic back to the top of the feed so anyone else who’s interested in joining us can do so. :slight_smile:


#14

We can’t make it this time but will read the comments offline later whilst tasting along.


#15

Having to miss this one unfortunately but will see you next time!


#16

Yes, I’m also now unavailable. Enjoy!


#17

The wines will be delivered this Thursday and I’m looking forward to it very much!


#18

Mine have arrived today and I should be there (unless it turns out I’m on the road that day).


#19

Ours are coming on Thursday.


#20

I can make it now, wines on their way - though I’m a bit worried as I have a very early flight the next morning… eek!