Fri 27 Jun 2014

#twsTaste: A Society Tasting From The Comfort Of Your Own Home


We have noticed for some time that several members are using Twitter and Facebook to swap their thoughts on wines purchased from The Society, so it seemed a nice idea to open this up to others.

For the very first time, therefore, we will be holding an online guided tasting of three wines, all from New Zealand, on Thursday 3rd July from 7.30pm to 8.30pm UK time, hosted by Society buyer Sarah Knowles.

Virtual TastingThose who make use of Facebook and/or Twitter, are cordially invited to crack open any or all of these wines (all of which are currently featured in our New Zealand offer) and taste along with Sarah, resident tweeter Ewan Murray and yours truly on Facebook.

This tasting is an opportunity to add your comments about the wines as we all taste together online from the comfort of our own sofas!

To take part, simply…

1) Order the wines
The wines we will be tasting (in order) are as follows:

Stoneburn Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013 (£7.95 per bottle)
Wither Hills Marlborough Chardonnay 2012 (£8.95 per bottle)
Kumeu River, Village Pinot Noir 2011 (£9.50 per bottle)

Should you wish to stock up whilst placing your order (and benefit from free UK delivery), all of the wines are available, along with nine others, in the New Zealand Mixed Dozen Case for £129 (a saving of £8.25). Alternatively you can pick your own selection from the current New Zealand offer.

To ensure delivery before we taste, please order by 12 noon on Tuesday 1st July.

2) Log in, crack open the wines and enjoy!
Simply log in to Twitter and/or Facebook from 7.30pm on the 3rd July and look up or, or search via the hashtag #twsTaste on either service.

In advance of the tasting we suggest Twitter users follow @TheWineSociety and @SarahKnowles so that you will easily see when the tasting gets going.

During the tasting feel free to add your thoughts and comments, and do let us know if you’re enjoying a particular dish with the wines too – food and wine matching tips are always welcome!

All that remains is to remind anyone interested to make sure the whites are nicely chilled!

We look forward to talking to you on 3rd July.

Martin Brown
Digital Copywriter

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