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NEW #TWSTaste Virtual Wine Tasting: Spain and Portugal, Thursday 19th August, 8-9pm

Hello Community :smiley:

We’re announcing our next virtual taste-along for your diaries:

#TWSTaste: Flavours of Spain and Portugal, Thursday 19th August, 8-9pm

We’ve chosen two wines to our range for this tasting, a Spanish wine and a Portuguese wine, and we’d love you to join us as we taste them together.

The two wines we’ll be trying are:

Spain

Vallobera Crianza, Rioja 2018

Portugal

(Updated) PW8991 Niepoort Rotulo Branco Dao 2019

Note: We had initially planned to feature the Quinta do Escudial Reserva, Dão 2015, but unfortunately this wine will not be arriving in stock with us until after the tasting. If you have pre-ordered this wine and would still like to taste it, please feel free to send us your tasting notes at the end of this topic).

How do I take part?

If you’d like to join us, here’s what to do:

  1. Order one bottle each of the above wines and make sure they’re delivered by Thursday 19th August.
  2. Reply to this topic letting us know if you’re attending - feel free to post a picture of your bottles, we love seeing all your photos!
  3. Open your bottles ready for the event - and if you like, prepare a special meal to serve alongside them.
  4. Log into the Community shortly before 8pm on Thursday 19th August - you’ll find a topic called LIVE FROM 8PM: #TWSTaste: Spain and Portugal where the event will take place. Feel free to begin chatting to your fellow members on the topic before we start!
  5. We’ll guide you through the tasting from there - it’s all done in written format (you can share photos too!) so don’t be shy to share your thoughts on the wines!

If you’re new to The Community and need help with how to use the forum for the tasting, have a read of our guide ‘How To’ - Take part in our virtual #TWSTaste events’

Who’s joining us?

  • I’ll be there!
  • I’m hoping to join.
  • I can’t make it this time.

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Can’t wait for this tasting - we hope to see you there! :smiley:

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Thanks Kelly, the Dao looks amazing, but isn’t in stock until 10th August.

Could present difficulties for those trying to plan in advance, particularly given the safety cushion on delivery dates for items that aren’t in TWS’ warehouse yet.

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Thanks @Brocklehurstj, we’ve spoken to our Merchandising team about this and we’re hopeful this won’t be too much a problem in terms of timing! Members can also call Member Services if they are concerned ordering this wine will hold up their delivery, and the delivery can be organised sooner, with the Dao being delivered to them separately and free of charge once it’s due in!

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You were right to be concerned, @Brocklehurstj

Unfortunately we have just had news from our Merchandising department that the Quinta do Escudial Reserva, Dão 2015 has been delayed in shipping and won’t be arriving in our warehouse in time for this #TWSTaste event. We are currently looking for a replacement Portuguese wine for this tasting. I’m so sorry for the inconvenience this will have caused! If you would like to cancel this wine from your order, you just need to email or call Member Services and they will arrange this for you. So sorry again, everyone, I am speaking to Merch to see if we can find a replacement wine ASAP.

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Is it easier to postpone the tasting event until the wine appears? It shouldn’t affect too many people perhaps and maybe more would be able to join in at a later date?

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We would be happy to postpone it.

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I recognise I am down as only a might attend so hardly able to legitimately express a preference but the wines do seem really interesting . I’d be happy with delaying or going ahead with others… I am easily pleased and just want to do the tasting as I have really enjoyed them!

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Thanks @VinoVeritas, @Croquetchris and @JamesB -

We have decided not to postpone this event because we aren’t certain when the wine will be arriving with us due to the shipping delays. In order for us to host this tasting while the brilliant Italy, Spain and Portugal campaign is live, we think it’s best to go ahead with the event on Thursday 19th August and we have instead replaced the Quinta do Escudial Reserva, Dão 2015 with the Niepoort Rotulo Branco Dao 2019 (changing the tasting to include both a white and a red!)

So sorry again for any disappointment or inconvenience, but we do hope you might still be able to join us for this #TWSTaste next week!

The updated wine can be ordered here:

If you have pre-ordered the Quinta do Escudial Reserva, Dão 2015, you can choose to remove it from your order (please just email or call Member Services who can assist with this) or if you would like to keep it in your order and taste the wine once it arrives, we would love to hear your tasting notes still - if there are enough members wanting to do this this, then we could even meet at a later date for an unofficial #TWSTaste to taste the wine together.

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Just bumping this topic as there is one week to go :slight_smile: In case anyone else would like to join us.

The topic for tonight’s tasting is now live!

We hope to see you tonight - 8pm :smiley: