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Five Reasons Why Web Tastings Rock

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  • Publish Date: May 13, 2010

Five Reasons Why Web Tastings Rock
Sip alongside pros, live, online.

May 27, 2010 is not a day to let pass by like any other--it's our live Australian wine tasting. Starting at 5:30pm PST, 8:30pm EST, you can log on and sip a cool selection of wines along with the experts (not the old, crusty critics, we promise). Here are five good reasons why you should join in:

1. When else will you get this many professional wine geeks in one place, at one time, dedicated to sharing their knowledge and passion directly with you? You ask questions, the experts answer.

2. Duh, it's free to participate.

3. If you're tasting several wines at home, sitting at your computer, there's no temptation to be on good behavior. You can participate pantsless, and we'd be none the wiser.

4. When one of the experts says something too geeky, you're separated by the Internet (that's more for our benefit than yours, really).

5. There's no need to spit. You've already made it home safely, so you definitely won't be pulled over by the cops. Log on and drink up.

For this live tasting of Aussie wines, this isn't simply about Shiraz--we're looking at the unique and interesting in Australia. We'll be tasting Jansz Brut NV from Tasmania; Brokenwood Semillon 2008 from Hunter Valley; Petaluma Riesling 2008 from Clare Valley; Yering Station Pinot Noir 2007 from Yarra Valley; Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache 2008 from Barossa; and Balgownie Shiraz 2006 from Bendigo.

Put it in your Google calendar, write it on your hand--whatever it takes. Just pick up one or more of these wines ahead of time, go to at 5:30pm PST / 8:30pm EST on May 27, and get ready to start sipping!

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May 18, 2010
Hi Guys, Love the daily newsletter. I really want to participate in your live tasting but my boss has a problem with me tasting the wines at 08:30am on a Friday..... can't understand why. Are you going to podcast this or archive it somewhere so it can be downloaded at a later date. I'm relly interested to try the wines and hear what the experts say. Shane.

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May 19, 2010
Shane, thanks for the note! We're confused as to why
you're boss takes issue with an 830am tasting, as
that's usually the best time of the day to taste
;-) Great suggestion regarding the podcast/archive.
We're working on it! More details to follow.

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