Berry Brothers joins the Twitterati-TTL and biodynamic wines

Berry Brothers & Rudd, only the oldest wine merchant in the world, wine purveyor to The Queen, rumoured to have  labrynthine cellars that stretch from St. James to Buckingham Palace – Has joined the twitterati. Not only have they joined the twitterati @winematters , they even did a Twitter Taste live from said cellars last week. The Winesleuth and Wine90 couldn’t make it to the cellars (we don’t like spiders) so we settled in at my house, anxiously awaiting the DHL guy who delivered the wines and then joined in via Twitter. This wasn’t any old wine tasting, it was a biodynamic wine tasting. I didn’t know this but BBR carry an extensive range of organic and now biodynamic wines. Are biodynmic wines any better or worse?  We were the judge. There were 3 wines on tasting: 2007   Mâcon, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon (Stelvin) — Héritiers du Comte Lafon  £11.95 2006   Vacqueyras, Garrigues, Domaine Montirius — Montirius — France  £11.95 2006   L’As, Coteaux du Languedoc, Mas Conscience — Mas Conscience — France £15.40 Here’s what we thought of the Vacqueyras… A big thanks to Berry Brothers & Rudd and to Rob over at WineConversation for inviting us and getting the wines to my house just in time! Follow us on twitter! @winematters  (BBR’s tweets) @thewinesleuth  @wine90 Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInPocketRedditGoogleTumblrEmailPrintPinterestLike this:Like...

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Bibendum & Twitter Taste Live!

Bibendum had their annual trade tasting last week and what a show! It was at the new Saatchi Gallery in the old Duke of York’s HQ in Chelsea. They’ve done wonders with the old barracks, perfect gallery space with lots of connecting hallways and stairs to who-knows-where. Every turn revealed a delightful surprise of winetasting. The show was an opportunity for Bibendum to showcase their catalogue and they had everything from Asda own brand to Krug vintage with plenty of stops in between. I was there not just to taste but also to participate in the firstever Bibendum Twitter Taste Live! Dan Coward of Bibendum and Rob McIntosh of  wineconversation organized the event. There were about 10 of us. Lots of food bloggers, not enough wine bloggers. C’mon winos,  you need to show up! Surf4wine, Spittoon, wineconversation and me, The Winesleuth,  representin’ the wine-rs. Food Stories, Eatlikeagirl, Hollowlegs, CheeseandBiscuits, a couple others I can’t remember and Documentally, who, I think, was the techie guy. He certainly seemed like it with his Mac, I-phone and portable router. We twittered on 3 wines, the Austrian Laurenz V. ’07 Friendly Gruner Veltliner, the Spanish Dinastia Vivanco ’05 Rioja crianza and the Californian Delicato ’06 Old Vines Zinfandel. The twittering was a blast! Lots of bloggers from around the UK and one even stripped off his shirt (via webcam) for us ( thanks for the suggestion, HollowLegs!). I lost my twitter notes but if memory serves, the Gruner was med bodied, nicely peppery, with notes of hay and grass. The Dinastia Vivanco (or “dinosaur” as one twitter so eloquently put it) – loads of cherry and spice and the Old Vines Zin, bit confected and full bodied, smokey with lots of black fruits. That’s all I remember. Have to remember to save Twitter notes next time! I had a chance to speak with David DeBoer, VP of International Sales of Delicato at the end of the day, more on that in the next post or two. For now, back to editing my next video. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInPocketRedditGoogleTumblrEmailPrintPinterestLike this:Like...

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