#Wine Tasting preso by @CAwineclub: #FNIchat 04.28.14

#Wine Tasting preso by @CAwineclub: #FNIchat 04.28.14

On this fine Monday, it is our great pleasure to have partnered with The California Wine Club for an extra special Wine Tasting #FNIchat. Just in time for Mother’s Day and a summertime of sunshiny soirees, we’ll cover everything from grapes to gifting in the casual and accessible style that has been The California Wine Club since 1990. Come for connection with personal wine consultants from the club, as well as a collection of food-focused bloggers who have had the opportunity to truly experience The California Wine Club for themselves.

Read on for all the party details (including a discount code just for us #FNIchat-ters!), and link below to a short video on the folks who bring The California Wine Club to life.

Twitter party details

What: #FNIchat (Foodies’ Night In) Twitter party
When: Monday, April 28th, 4-5:30 EST
Where: On Twitter with hashtag #FNIchat (or using this custom tchat.io)
Topic: #Wine Tasting preso by @CAwineclub
Who: @cookingwcaitlin, @foodiesnitein, @CAwineclub, @meganlicursi, @yngmarriedchic, @mmWine, @NoshOnIt, @Unsophisticook, @HungryGoddess, and YOU!!

Special #FNIchat discount from The California Wine Club

This baby’s available just for us hungry tweeters. Take advantage of the savings today!
Enter Club10 for 10% off ANYTHING — memberships, cases, gifts…

The California Wine Club Hunters

Watch this for now. Then, pour yourself a glass of wine and watch the entire California Wine Club channel…

Spread the Good Word

Pass along the party scoop with the following tweet:

#Wine Tasting at Monday’s #FNIchat! Preso by @CAwineclub, w @cookingwcaitlin @foodiesnitein at 4pmEST: http://bit.ly/1f0v51e.

How the California Wine Club Started

California is home to thousands of small family wineries handcrafting extraordinary wine in quantities too limited to be found in local stores or shops. In 1990, wine club founders Bruce and Pam Boring discovered that these winemaking families were the most passionate in the wine world and that their wines were the hidden gems of wine country. The wine club has since distinguished itself by taking great care in selecting only the finest wineries as partners and by featuring only the best wine from each.

Deep thoughts on The California Wine Club

In their ongoing effort to distinguish themselves, the folks at The California Wine Club reached out to a savvy group of wine, food, and entertaining bloggers for their takes on The Club. They packaged up their California wines, shipped them throughout the country…and then braced themselves for candor.

The following posts are the result of the blogger campaign. Read on for the thoughtful reviews and brilliant ideas on how to really enjoy a California Wine Club subscription — from cork-removal, to cheese pairings, to giveaways, The Club and these bloggers have you covered. Enjoy:

How Foodies’ Night In Works:

Late Monday afternoons (4-5:30pmET to be exact) we meet through Twitter. Using the hashtag #FNIchat we greet each other at the virtual door, and get cozy to talk about whatever food-related topic we are featuring that day. Typically the topic will be determined by the weekly sponsor of #FNIchat. We, at Cooking with Caitlin, compile at least ten questions that serve as the framework of the conversation over the two hours of #FNIchat. Then, the hosts throw out each question at pre-determined times throughout #FNIchat. We hope that YOU will join in the fun-filled foodie conversation and share your thoughts, recipes, tips, ask questions…and most certainly make new friends! Can’t wait to *see* you there.

wine and cooking with caitlin on time warner cable


Party Questions

And HERE are the questions that framed the exchange. Dig in yourself and let us know what you think:

Q1. Let the grapey exchange begin… When it comes to #WINE, how adventurous are you? #FNIchat

Q2. What is the first wine you remember really loving? What’s your everyday fave (in your kitchen now)? #FNIchat

Q3. Grocery, specialty shop, subscription – WHERE do you buy #wine? Do you seek out pro input? #FNIchat

Q4. #CHEESE Board: Best hunks, slices & crumbles to match a killer glass of #wine? Fruits/nuts/olives FTW? #FNIchat

Q5. How do you select wine to match your meal? Do you start w the protein…or the mood, the weather?? #FNIchat

Q6. Savory ways to incorporate wine into #recipes? Umami-rich finishing sauces? Salad dressings? #FNIchat

Q7. Techniques & tools for expert #wine cork removal? Feelings on screw caps? Tips for home storage? #FNIchat

Q8. #Dessert & #wine pairings to wrap a romantic dinner? Strategic use of #chocolate? #FNIchat

Q9. Have you ever visited a winery, or met a wine-maker? Bucket-list destinations for a #wine-tasting? #FNIchat

Q10. Color, aroma, mouthfeel – Key elements in experiencing a glass of #wine? How do you evaluate a bottle? #FNIchat

Q11. Do you consider yourself a New World #wine fan or an Old World connoisseur? Thoughts on wine technologies? #FNIchat

Q12. Artful Gifting: Unique & fabulous ways to present #wine? Cost efficient go-tos? Gifts that keep on giving? #FNIchat

Q13. Fill in the blank: Everything I know about #wine, I learned from _________. #FNIchat

Q14. CELEBRATE! What’s on your short list of splurge-y #wines? Do bubbles make it extra special? #FNIchat

Q15. In one last tweet, tell us: when is your favorite occasion to enjoy wine? #FNIchat

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