Ridge Vineyards and TasteLive!

Some very exciting developments afoot in the Ridge tasting rooms! To ring in the New Year (and the new decade!) we are seriously upping the ante with our first After-Hours Member Event of The Tens; not only will legendary cheese-makers Cowgirl Creamery be in attendance at Monte Bello, but both tasting rooms will become TasteLive! epicenters for the night!

Not familiar with how the TasteLive! phenomenon plays out? Essentially, it’s a virtual way to taste wines and share perspectives with an on-line community of like-minded oenophiles. Here’s the specs from our Events page:

January After Hours and TasteLive! event
January 9th 5-7pm PST
Monte Bello Tasting Room (Cupertino) Lytton Springs Tasting Room (Healdsburg)

Join us for our first After Hours of 2010 with an opportunity to pick up the latest ATP offering: the 2006 Zinfandel Caboose from the Nervo Vineyard. We will also taste the 2007 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains Estate, the 2007 Carignane Buchignani Ranch and the 2007 Lytton Springs.

At the Monte Bello tasting room we welcome Cowgirl Creamery with several enticing offerings. Cowgirl Creamery began in 1997 with the goal to create farmstead quality cheese on a small scale production, much like fine quality wine. Ridge stands firm on having a respect for the land our grapes are grown on. We support local artisans whose products have a sense of place and share our ecological values.

At both tasting rooms we will introduce a new way to taste wines together and launch our TasteLive page. While we taste through the wines live in the tasting rooms you are encouraged to tweet while you taste with other Ridge fans in the Virtual Ridge Tasting Room online. Can’t make it to the event in person? Taste along with us at http://www.tastelive.com/ridgevineyards. Once you create your free account with TasteLive you can post your tasting notes and questions directly onto our page and see what others have to say!

Following the conversation is easy– You can either log onto http://www.tastelive.com/ridgevineyards (do this before the event starts) and follow and tweet from there, or just mark / tag your tweets with the hashtag #ridgewines . Then follow the tag on your twitter application of choice.

To purchase the wines and taste along at home, please choose from the following TasteLive! kit: TasteLive! Kit MEMBER – $133 or TasteLive! Kit NON-MEMBER – $103

See you at Monte Bello, see you at Lytton Springs, and see you on TasteLive!

Categories: Events & Photographs, Lytton, Monte Bello, Tasting Flights, Tasting Notes, Tasting Rooms, Viticultural Salmagundi, Wine Blogs, Wine Tales

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4 replies

  1. Very cool idea and something that I think more wineries and wine clubs need to take advantage of. Especially when you consider the rise in available video on the net and the ability for people to interact these virtual, interactive tastings are a great use of a couple hours of time. Great idea, looking forward to the next one.

  2. ugh! If only I had known earlier! I a TTL with Ridge would have been phenomenal… ah well…

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