Mavericks on Twitter
Mavericks will abound as Tidings celebrates our 300th issue — a huge milestone in publishing, Tidings has decided to celebrate not only offline but online. Twitter will be the venue for our 300th celebration. On November 17th around 8:15 pm, we’ll be holding a twitter tasting (using the hashtag #tidings300) of select maverick wines from over the years.
Many of you have followed our Mav Wine and Spirits Awards over the past five years. These awards honour the winemaker’s art of assemblage. This is the a much-tried style of blending wines from different varietals to make a bottle that stands on its own, with the best elements from all the grapes.
We will be tasting:
Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin 2007, Okanagan, British Columbia
Stratus Red 2007, Niagara, Ontario
Masi Campofiorin 2008, Tuscany, Italy
Château Haut-Marbuzet 2006, Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux, France
Quinta do Seival 2006, Brazil
Chapoutier La Ciboise 2010, Luberon, Provence, France
If you would like to join in the twasting with any wines from this selection or your own maverick bottles, please tweet between 7pm to 8pm on November 17th using the hashtag #tidings300. You can also follow us @quenchbytidings.
Tasters will include Tony Aspler, Tod Stewart, Gurvinder Bhatia, Matthew Sullivan. Carolyn Evans-Hammond and Rick VanSickle.