Mon 03 Aug 2015

Tasting + Tweeting = #TWStaste


Our renowned Tastings & Events programme covers the country from Inverness to Truro, and Belfast to Canterbury, but what abut those people who may not be available for the dates near their home town, or  who live too far to be able to make the journey to their nearest event?

TWStaste Ewan

@Ewbz serving up the A Mano Puglia Bianco

Last year we struck upon an idea to bring members together for a tasting without having to leave the comfort of their own home. We trialled it in the summer of 2014, and now intend on rolling it out more frequently in future, and we started last month.

Through the medium of Twitter, Martin Brown (@iamagrapeman) and Ewan Murray (@Ewbz) hosted an hour-long tasting of (and discussion about) two of the most popular bottles from our recent Wine Champions offer – namely Italy’s A Mano Puglia Bianco 2014 and Spain’s 3C Cariñena 2014.

Several members took part fully in the live online discussions, and several others followed along, favouriting and retweeting as they went as well as chipping in occasionally too. At times it did feel like we were in the same room. There are moves afoot to enhance the ‘virtual tasting’ experience over time, so watch this space.

We will be holding our next #TWStaste session on Thursday 27th August, when @iamagrapeman and @Ewbz will be joined by Society buyer @SarahKnowles in Australia (virtually, sadly, rather than actually) checking out two wines from our Blind Spot range, wines exclusive to The Society sourced by Mac Forbes (click on Mac’s name to discover more about Mac and the range). And do keep your Twitter eyes peeled for further news of this over the next few weeks.

In the meantime, here are some of the observations made during the hour (which went exceedingly quickly).

Some folk weren’t drinking alone …

There was the occasional romantic edge …

  The wines were enjoyed for all sorts of reasons …

We toasted absent friends …


We’ll do it all over again …

Ewan Murray
PR Manager

Categories : Miscellaneous


  1. Greg says:

    Sorry to miss last one. when will the wines be named? Would be good to add them to the next order!

  2. This is a wonderful idea and I would love to participate. May be hard to find your wines in SoCal but I am in! Maybe we can get this going globally ??????????????????????

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