Taste And Tweet About Colorado Wines At Drinklocalwine Conference on 4/28 in Denver

Apr 03

DENVER (April 2, 2012) – 23 of Colorado’s top wineries and one meadery will pour at the Nomacorc-Colorado Twitter Taste-off at the fourth annual DrinkLocalWine conference April 28 at St. Cajetan’s on the Metropolitan State College campus in Denver. The conference, presented by the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, will focus on the diversity and quality of the 100 wineries in the Centennial State.

The Twitter Taste-off has quickly become a popular tradition at the conference, with almost 10 million tweets and re-tweets shared over the three years. This year, the conference’s goal is eight million Twitter impressions.

At the Nomacorc-Colorado Taste-off, each winery pours two wines, and participants, including invited media and consumers, will tweet about what they taste. Comments are displayed on projection screens at the Taste-off to follow the discussion, which also includes Twitter followers from around the world. You can follow the conversation on Twitter from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. MDT using the hashtags #drinklocal, #colwine and #Nomacorc.

DrinkLocalWine presents four awards at the Nomacorc-Colorado Taste-off – best red wine, best white wine, favorite media wine and People’s Choice, selected by consumers attending the Taste-off. Nomacorc, first-time Twitter Taste-Off title sponsor, will also present an award for the best “tweet” or series of “tweets.” Tickets for the Taste-off, which include a souvenir glass, are $35, and are available through DrinkLocalWine.com. Participants must be 21 or older.

This writer will moderate a seminar on Colorado terroir and the challenges of high altitude viticulture, with Colorado viticulturist Horst Caspari, enologist Stephen Menke, and leading Colorado grower Bruce Talbott of Talbott Farms.

DLW 2012 follows the success of the first three conferences — in Dallas featuring Texas wine in 2009, in Loudoun County featuring Virginia wine in 2010, and in St. Louis featuring Missouri wine in 2011. DLW also holds an annual Regional Wine Week in October, in which more than 40 wine bloggers, writers and columnists from the U.S. and Canada write about their favorite regional wines, ranging from Ontario to New York to Florida to Texas to Colorado.

Nomacorc, a worldwide leader in wine closures and the No. 1 closure brand for still wines in many countries including France, Germany and the United States, sponsors the Twitter Taste-off to encourage others to share their wine experiences online and educate potential consumers within the wine community.

Win tickets on the Colorado wine train


California Zephyr

Yep, pretty spectacular scenery on the route of the Colorado wine train.

We’re giving away two round-trip Amtrak tickets on the California Zephyr between Denver and Grand Junction, the gateway to Colorado’s Wine Country, as part of the fun for DLW 2012: Colorado. The train goes through the Rockies, some of the best scenery in the country, before arriving in Grand Junction on the Western Slope. (Thank you, Amtrak, for the tickets.)

Entering is simple — just go to our Facebook page and fill out the form. If you don’t like us already, hit the like button. It’s not a requirement, but it would be nice. We’ll hold a drawing during the conference and select the winner.

DrinkLocalWine’s goal is to spotlight wine made in the 47 states and Canada that aren’t California, Washington, and Oregon. It’s the brainchild of Washington Post wine columnist Dave McIntyre and wine blogger Jeff Siegel, the Wine Curmudgeon. For information about DrinkLocalWine.com, call (469) 554-9463, email drinklocalwine@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter.

For more information about Nomacorc, visit nomacorc.com or follow Nomacorc on Twitter (@Nomacorc) and Facebook (Nomacorc).

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