I was at Ember in Clerkenwell last night for the last London Bloggers Meetup of the year. It was a smashing event, and I got to see some folks I see all the time, some folks I haven’t seen in a while, and some entirely new blogging folks.
The guest speaker was Robert McIntosh, of wine blog Wine Conversation. Robert explained why he thought wine blogging – especially by wineries – was important, and splurged on several wines for us to try. I quite liked the Kabinett Trocken Riesling 2007 (from winzerblog.de), the Cortes de Cima Syrah 2004 (from cortesdecima.com), and the Vivanco Viura Malvasia 2007* (a white rioja, from thirstforrioja.co.uk). Though none were bad, by any means.
Even better, from those who twittered our tasting with #ttl hashtags (“Taste Test Live”) Robert picked a few folks to win a bottle of wine, and yours truly got one! I picked the Vivanco Viura. I need to chat with Robert again sometime, as I found out last night he got married in Antigonish and had Jost wine at his wedding!
EDIT: Looks like Rob thought it was fun, too.
*Thanks for correcting me, Rob. Somehow my notes weren’t as accurate as I’d hoped.