Next Wednesday on #Winechat (9pm EST/6pm PST):

June 20th – Shannon Jones of Grape Occasions will be our guest host – – Wines of Puglia, Italy: Let’s explore the heel of Italy’s boot, Puglia. It’s the largest producer of wine in Italy. Grab a bottle of Primitivo, Negroamaro, Nero di Troia or any other wine from the region to drink and share!

What is #Winechat?

#Winechat is a chat on Twitter that occurs every Wednesday night from 9-10pm EST (6-7PST). Each week we discuss a different topic or talk with different guests. You don’t have to be a total wine geek to join – you must just have a thirst to learn and chat about wine! Check out some fun #winechat numbers here.

How do you join #winechat? Using a tool such as Tweetdeck or Hootsuite, log into your twitter account and follow the #winechat stream. Be sure to include #winechat at the end of each tweet so everyone in the stream can see you! New to Twitter? Go to the bottom of the page to get some more details on what to do!

I hope you grab a glass and join in!

Winechat Schedule

You know you can’t wait to find out … what’s coming next on #Winechat?

June 27th – It’s teh summer of Riesling! Come join in as Wines of Austria teams up with Wines of Germany and the Wines of Alsace to present you with a selection of wine from each region that really showcase the typicity of each region while simultaneously demonstrating the differences between the three. We’ll also have added commentary and insight from special guest, Paul Greico, owner of Hearth/Terroir/Summer of Riesling.

Suggested wines:

Germany: Domänenweingut Schloss Schönborn Riesling Qualitätswein, Hattenheim Pfaffenberg 2010

 Alsace: Gustave Lorentz Riesling Reserve 2009

Austria: Markus Huber Engelreich Riesling 2010, Fred Loimer Kamptal Riesling 2010, or Fritsch Riesling Wagram 2010

Apr 4th – Grab a bottle of #localwine and join Dezel from MyVineSpot for a #Drinklocal discussion … special guests will include and many other locapours. We want to hear about what’s happening in your corner of the wine world. Cheers!

Apr 11th – What’s for dinner? Food & Wine Pairing Tips with Tyler from North of 9 Fine Wine – @TylerOnWine

Apr 18th – Join Grace Hoffman of Cellarmistress to compare Russian River and Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Apr 25th – Lorie Perroe will be hosting to chat about Torrontes – read up here

May 2nd – Wines of British Colombia with Frank Haddad

May 9th – Join @wineeveryday as we explore Cotes du Rhone wines. Get some great Mother’s Day Brunch recommendations!

May 16th – A Wandering Wino will be with us to discuss Santa Barbara

May 23rd – for those planning on attending WBC12 and anyone else who loves Pinot, join in for a discussion of Oregon Pinot Noir with guest host DrinkWhatYOULike

May 30th – Can you win for under $10? Come find out with Dezel from MyVineSpot

Interested in being a guest? Have a suggestion for a topic? Let me know!

 July 4th – NO WINECHAT! Happy 4th of July!

July 11th – A fun night is in store as we team up with Master Sommelier George Miliotes (@TheWineExpert) from The Capital Grille and the Wines of France. We’ll start off with the 2009 Chateau du Pin and other French wines and then dig into The Capital Grille’s Generous Pour Wine Event.

July 18 & 25 We’ll be focusing on the Wines of France!

Interested in being a guest? Have a suggestion for a topic? Let me know!

Thanks to all of our past and upcoming guests for making #winechat so great! Cheers!

Step by Step Instructions on how to join #winechat

1. Create  a Twitter Account

2. Download Tweetdeck

3. Click on + Column; type in #winechat

4. The #winechat colum will show all tweets from participants

5. Include #winechat at the end of all your tweets to ensure everyone sees them!

6. Relax and enjoy – there are no snobs in #winechat!