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  • Virtual Wine Tasting Club Wine Club
  • Welcome to the Virtual Wine Tasting Club. Every month in our online wine tasting series we will taste a different wine and post our tasting notes. In advance, if possible, please post the wine you will be trying that fits the tasting. The tasting will las...  more
    • Mark (Group Leader)
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    • Last updated March 31, 2011

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Virtual Wine Tasting Club

  • LetsTalkWine
    LetsTalkWine: Been gone a while but back now. Would love to participate in tastings if it gets up and running again too.
    • January 25
  • Tamara
    Tamara: Hi Mark, Just returning to this site...Do you have plans to start these up again? Sounds like fun.  Tis the Season :)
    • November 22, 2011
    • Tamara
      Mark Sure, if there are enough people that want to participate.
      • November 22, 2011
    • Tamara
      Corky I would like to participate if the tastings get up and running again
  • yodamon
    yodamon: So what is a nice Riesling that I should get for next month's tasting?
    • July 12, 2011
    • yodamon
      Mark Dr. Heidemanns Bergweiler Bernkastel Kabinett, Ulrich Langguth Piesporter Gunterslay Riesling Kabinett or Leitz Dragonstone Riesling should make for a good choice. The first 2 are listed at your total wine but did not give the vintage online.
  • Mark
    Mark: I have posted the poll to pick the wine for August's tasting. The choices are all from the 2009 vintage and all white wines - German Riesling, French Rhone White Blend, California Chardonnay or New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Please login to vote on the poll. Thanks.
    • July 9, 2011
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    • Mark
      Glenda Voted.
      • July 9, 2011
    • Mark
      yodamon I voted for the German Riesling. My great great grand parents are from Alsace-Lorraine and I've not given it its proper taste. I've always wanted to know what heritage I've come from.
    • Mark
      Mark I voted for Riesling too.
  • yodamon
    yodamon: This is a great tasting this week.  I normally don't drink Pinot Noir so I thought this would be a good challenge.  I found a Corvallis Wine Co 2008 Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley in Oregon and I was rather impressed.  On the nose were notes of flo...  more
    • July 3, 2011
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    • yodamon
      yodamon I found this at Total Wine
      • July 9, 2011
  • Glenda
    Glenda joined the group Virtual Wine Tasting Club
    • July 3, 2011
  • Mark
    Mark: 2 days until the Willamette Valley Pinot Noir tasting begins!
    • June 29, 2011
  • yodamon
    yodamon: This month I tasted Cruz Alta Reserve 100% Malbec 2009.   Very dark, nicely balanced and smooth.  I would definitely purchase again.  Compared with other Malbecs that I have tasted, this is one of the nicer Malbecs.  It was also very reasonable in price. ...  more
    • June 4, 2011
  • CorkDork
    CorkDork: I am getting an early start on the Malbec tasting.  This afternoon I was in Target with my daughter and was checking out their wine deals and came across an interesting looking 2009 Argentina Malbec.   It is  THE SHOW by Three Thieves, Mendoza, Argentina....  more
    • June 2, 2011
  • Mark
    Mark: The poll to choose the wine we tatse for the June wine tasting is up. The choices are; 2008 Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir, 2010 Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, 2009 Argentinian Malbec or 2008 McLaren Vale Australia Shiraz. Please vote by cl...  more
    • May 19, 2011
  • yodamon
    yodamon: Should we start a poll on what the next wine varietal / region should be?
    • May 18, 2011
    • yodamon
      Mark Yes, we should. I'll take care of it in the morning.
      • May 18, 2011
  • yodamon
    yodamon: Anyone have any results from this last 2007 Napa Cab taste that they want to share?
    • May 15, 2011
  • AlainVautherot
    AlainVautherot: Hi

    We will exhibit at Vinexpo in Bordeaux, Hall 3 stand XY340 ( Just opposite the entrance "K", very easy to find our stand).

    At this occasion, we propose :

    1. A tasting of wines available in old vintage ( more than 6 years, < 2005 )...  more
    • May 12, 2011
  • yodamon
    yodamon: Montoya 2007 Cabernet;  I had many members at a family gathering all do this tasting with me with great results.  The wine was was described as semi-dry with peppery overtones, black berries, vanilla and was pleasant to drink.  Responses were; buy again a...  more
    • May 8, 2011
  • Mark
    Mark: Just a reminder - the 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Tasting begins tomorrow and runs through Sunday.
    • May 5, 2011
  • Naousa
    Naousa: Thanks Mark. I'll keep this site bookmarked.
    • May 1, 2011
  • Naousa
    Naousa: Folks in the UK: Laithwaites doesn't have any 2007 vintage from Napa, but Majestic has several. Most are pricey, but one is probably well worth it. The 2007 Stag's Leap Artemis Cabernet. Stag's Leap is one of the best producers of Cabernet style wines in ...  more
    • April 27, 2011
    • Naousa
      Mark everywine.co.uk has a few too http://bit.ly/mQ6D7o
      • April 27, 2011
    • Naousa
      Mark Hmm, looking at their site you have to buy a case though.
      • April 27, 2011
    • Naousa
      Naousa That's sort of the way over here, it's usually 12 bottles or it's nothing, but at times you can pick and choose various flavours. There's a chain called Odd Bins which sells singles, although they've just gone into bankruptcy protection. And dotted around...  more
      • April 28, 2011
    • Naousa
      Mark I looked on slurp.co.uk but they do not have a 2007 Cab from Napa. Might be a good resource for future tastings though.
      • April 30, 2011
  • Mark
    Mark: Please cast your vote for the May tasting!
    • April 18, 2011
  • yodamon
    yodamon: For the 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that is on the VT next month,  has there been a Winery selected yet?
    • April 13, 2011
    • yodamon
      Mark We have not picked Napa yet. It is just a suggestion, so far.
      • April 14, 2011
  • Naousa
    Naousa: For those in the UK, we won't have access to good Northern Cal. wine, but Laithwaites appears to have access to Primitivos from Puglia (Majestic Wine has a few Napa Valley Cabs, but on the expensive side: £50+). Laithwaites stores are mostly around London...  more
    • April 12, 2011
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    • Naousa
      Mark That makes sense. If you have any more globally accessible wines to suggest please do. Perhaps we need to do a separate tasting for Europe or add in an alternate wine.
  • Naousa
    Naousa joined the group Virtual Wine Tasting Club
    • April 12, 2011
  • Ellmeister
    Ellmeister joined the group Virtual Wine Tasting Club
    • April 11, 2011
  • Mark
    Mark: These are the choices so far for the May Tasting: 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon and  2008 Apulia Primitivo . If you want to suggest something else please do so so we can vote on what the club will taste and give ...  more
    • April 9, 2011
  • wthompson39
    wthompson39: I recommend the a 2007 Paso Robles Cabernet for the May tasting. They are producing some wonderful wines now at great prices.
    • April 9, 2011
    • wthompson39
      Mark They sure are. I will add it to the poll which we will need to get up soon. I'd say by wednesday at the latest and vote through next weekend.
  • GiesenGirl
    GiesenGirl: Will you always be tasting Northern Hemisphere wines?
    • April 7, 2011
    • GiesenGirl
      Mark Nope, we have done wines from Argentina, Australia and New Zealand I believe and will again.
      • April 7, 2011
    • GiesenGirl
      GiesenGirl Excellent! :)
      • April 8, 2011
  • GiesenGirl
    GiesenGirl joined the group Virtual Wine Tasting Club
    • April 7, 2011
  • Mark
    Mark: The 1st weekend of the month topped the poll in voting. Our next tasting will be May 6th-8th. Suggestions are being taken for what we should taste. Please keep suggestions to the following format: Vintage-Region-Varietal. Please note vintage should also b...  more
    • April 5, 2011
  • grapist
    grapist joined the group Virtual Wine Tasting Club
    • April 4, 2011
  • Matt01
    Matt01 joined the group Virtual Wine Tasting Club
    • April 2, 2011
  • merlotmiss
    merlotmiss joined the group Virtual Wine Tasting Club
    • April 2, 2011