Friday, September 12, 2014

Upcoming Events & About Us

Welcome to TWITs - click here to read about us.

    List of Wines the TWITs have tried so far ---> TWITs Events
 
    Helpful Tasting & Pairing Aides ---> Help
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Upcoming TWITs Events:  

September 4th, 2014 - TWITs Takeover Southbound - "Big Mike" will be pouring the wines for us.

October - Working with Timothy Sullivan on selecting a date to do a Sake Tasting with TWITs

November - Rhone Wines - hosted by Mr Rheinallt and Ms. Valerie - Date TBD

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Other fun news:

We once hosted a tasting for "I don't always drink white wine, but when I do I drink this one..." and every guest brought their fave white wine and had to explain why it was their fave. During that evening, Lynn and Brian brought us an infographic to look at, it showed 20 White Wines and the various qualities of each. You can see it here: http://seanseidell.com/infographic-gallery/whitewi...neinfographic_web/

So I wrote the artist, Sean Seidell, directly and asked if he also had one for RED wine too. he actually replied to me today! he has an iPhone app coming out soon, and he will be doing the Red Wine Infographic for the holiday season. I am so excited. He does Infographics on more than just Wine items, which is also pretty darn cool. Follow his Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/seanseidellartscience

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We, unfortunately, no longer have a Sister Club based in Orlando, Florida called the TWOTS (The Winos Of The South). However, we do know several fantastic honorary TWITs who live there, ping me if you are traveling to the area.

Wines TWITs have tried so far:

2008
January - ?
February - ?
March - ?
April - Malbec - hosted by Ms. Shannon
May - Grenache - hosted by Ms. Abbie
June - Pinot Grigio - hosted by Ms. Amanda
July - Chianti - hosted by Ms. Jane
August - Reisling - hosted by Ms. Mina
September - Monastrell - hosted by Ms. Sarah
October - Rioja - hosted by Ms. Abbie
November - Petite Sirah - hosted by Ms. Jennifer
December - no wine club this month


2009
January - Champagne - hosted by Ms. Jane
February - Organic Red Wines with No Sulfites Added - hosted by Ms. Abbie
March - ISAW Wines - hosted by Ms. Mina
April - Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley Oregon - hosted by Ms. Elizabeth K.
May - Sauvignon Blanc - hosted by Ms. Elizabeth
June - Nero D'Avola - hosted by Ms. Shannon
July - no wine club this month
August - Viognier - hosted by Ms. Deb & Ms. Jennifer
September - Tempranillo - hosted by Ms. Elizabeth K.
CANCELLED
October - Barbera - hosted by Ms. Mina
November - Gamay/Beaujolais - hosted by Ms. Abbie
December - Holiday Sparkling Wines - hosted by Ms. Sarah
2010
January - Wine & Cheese Pairings - hosted by Ms. Jane
February - ISAW Foundation Tasting at Emily Amy Gallery - hosted by ISAW, EAG, and the TWITS
March - no wine club this month
April - Chilean Wines - hosted by Ms. Abbie
May - Pinot Noir - hosted by Ms. Deborah & Ms. Jennifer
June - Pinot Grigio - hosted by Ms Marilyn
July - no wine club this month
August - Rose - hosted by Ms Abbie
September - cancelled

October - Prosecco - hosted by Ms Kat
November - no wine club this month
December - Sparkling Wines - hosted by Ms Abbie


2011
January - no wine club this month
February - South African Wines - hosted by Ms Abbie
March - North Georgia Winery Tour
April - no wine club this month
May - no wine club this month
June - Le Caveau tasting 6/4/11
July - Le Caveau tasting 7/3/11
August - Spanish Wines - hosted by Ms. Abbie
September - no wine club this month
October - no wine club this month
November - French Red Wines - hosted by Ms. Abbie
December - Australian or South African Shiraz/Syrah - hosted by Ms. Marilyn

2012
January - Tempranillo - hosted by Ms. Ardela
February - Tuscan Wines - hosted at Le Caveau
March - Garnacha - hosted by Ms. Leslie
April - Georgia Mountain Wineries Bus Tour - TWITs Event
May - Bottleshock Movie Night - hosted by Mr. Janssen
June - Arizona Wines & Blood Into Wine Documentary Viewing - hosted by Le Caveau & Prime Wine & Spirits
July -Rose - hosted by Mr. Janssen
August - Wine to Water Charity Event - hosted by Ms. Deb
September - Chianti - hosted by Ms. Susan
October - ISAW Foundation Wines - hosted by Ms Ardela
November - Gamay & Beaujolais Nouveau - hosted by Ms. Marilyn
December -Christmas Cabernet - hosted by Ms. Abbie & Mr. Matt

2013
January - Le Caveau and Joe Herrig - New Wines for 2013
February - Vino Venue - Try the Enomatic Wine Tasting System
March - Bordeaux Wines - hosted by Ms. Val and Mr. Rheinallt
April - Pinot Noir - hosted by Ms. Kathy and Mr. Jamie
May - Italian Wines - hosted by Ms. Deb and Mr. Jaffett
June - I Don't Always Drink White Wine, but When I Do, I Drink This - hosted by Ms Abbie and Mr Matt
July - Le Caveau Blind Tasting of Natural Wines - hosted by Ms Melissa and Mr Les
August - Argentine Wines - hosted by Ms Abbie and Mr Matt
September - Holiday Dinner Wine Pairings - hosted by Ms. Kim and Mr. Alan
October - TWITs GA Winery Tour - TWITs event
November - Cabernet Franc - hosted by Ms Marilyn
December - Languedoc Wines - hosted by Mr Matt and Ms Abbie

2014
January - Syrah - hosted by Ms Jacki & Mr Santi
February - A Red Wine You Love - hosted by Ms Abbie & Mr Matt
March - we ended up postponing February's tasting into March, so we covered both months already.
April - Tomfoolery Tasting - hosted by Ms Jackie & Mr Santiago
May - Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa or Sonoma & Pool Party - hosted by Ms Lynn & Mr Brian
June - La Dolce Vita!  Favorite Italian Wines hosted by Ms Kathy & Mr Jamie
July - German & Austrian Wines - hosted at Le Caveau 
August - Chardonnay - hosted by Ms. Ardella
September - TWITs Takeover Southbound - hosted by Southbound Restaurant
October - 
November - 
December - 


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TWITs Takeover Southbound - Thursday Sept. 4th, 2014

TWITs Takeover Southbound - hosted by Southbound restaurant in Chamblee

Date:  Thursday, September 4th, 2014 7:30 pm ET

Bring:  TWITs attendees should bring $20/person to cover the cost of the wines.  The Southbound Menu will also be available if you would like to purchase any food.

Theme:  Transition into Autumn

Tasting Notes:

1) 2012 Domaine Mosse 'Magic of Ju Ju' Chenin Blanc
13.5% alcohol
Acidic, hint of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, fruity notes of pear and apple. Hints of live yoghurt. Resembles a Jura wine.  natural wine

2) 2010 Bodegas Gerardo Mendez Albariño Do Ferreiro Rias Biaxis, Galicia Spain
13% alcohol 
Citrus nose, honeydew melon, parm chz, sour cherry, Goes Great w spicy chicken, pickle, Good viscosity,  Matt says Chardonnay from burgundy Sancerre?
Melissa guessed Albariño 

3) 2012 Negretta La Roc Fronton "La Falle Noire d'Ambat" , France near Cahors
13% alcohol 
Funky nose, Maybe a tannat or cab Sauv, stinky oregon pinot? Better on palate than nose, Thick on the mouth, some acidity, spice, Opens up, heat on the nose, Grenache? Syrah? Mourvèdre, Dark syrupy, dirty, earthy, Priorat? From the boot? Cab franc blend, tannat, Hermitage, Sangiovese, Barbera ?

4) 2001 Tempranillo, R Lopez De Heredia, Vina Tondonia Reserva, Rioja Spain 
13%alcohol
Thanksgiving, cinnamon, nutmeg, a sweet potato, nice balance, skins of sweet potato, old cabinet, cigar box,
Roasted just out of the oven, a lot of butter, Italian Nebbiolo, dryer than it smells, fruity, dark, love the nose,
Cherries, leather, fruit forward, heat on the nose, it's got grip on the tongue, dill, black olives,  Sangiovese, Italian, Tempranillo, cab?
















Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Chardonnay hosted by Ms. Ardela - Wednesday August 20th, 2014

Chardonnay hosted by Ms. Ardela - Wednesday August 20th, 2014

Theme:  Chardonnay  (can be from any region or country, oaked or unoaked).  We will sort the wines into oaked and unoaked groupings, then blind taste them and unveil each grouping as we go.
Price range: up to $20/bottle for Singles, up to $40/bottle for Couples
For an extra Challenge:  Try to bring a Chardonnay that is not from California.

Ms. Ardela hosted a lovely TWITs, and she even hired a fanTAStic caterer:  Milton L Johnson Jr of  MJ's Exquisite Events! Check out his website for photos of his events, and for hiring information.  Milton did a superb job and the food was delicious!

Tasting Notes:
Welcome Wine:  2010 Tuck Beckstoffer Semper "Ulises" Chardonnay - $35/ bottle
14.8% alcohol 100% Chardonnay
Sonoma Coast, small producer. www.tbwines.com, apple, aged cheese tones, vanilla

1) 2012 Domaine Guillot-Broux, Macon-Villages, Jenny & Francois - $19.99 @ Le Caveau
12% alcohol
The first organic vineyard in Burgundy!
different nose, cloudy, greenish-hues, meek, rather stinky like a cheese, unoaked? French?, unfiltered, organic, guessing Le Caveau, Burgundy style, sharp, guessing its a younger wine, marshmallow on the palate, limestone soil, chalky, light viscosity, late and long legs, soft, acidic and tart at the end, has turbidity, tactile, low priced young Burgundy, easy drinking, almost no flavor, quaffable.

2) 2011 Tapiz Alta Collection Chardonnay, Mendoza Argentina, Jean-Claude Berrouet - $19.99
13.9% alcohol
lighter, citrus nose, honeysuckle, light floral, this actually has a nose!, nice, higher end Burgundy? beautiful, white flowers, some chalkiness, squirt of lemon & lime, tastes of tropical fruit (pineapple), top heavy, bitter after-palate, great summer wine, meadow of flowers, more mature wine, "The turbidity is quaffable" - quote of the day.
the label said: "creamed pear and kiwi"

3) 2012 Chablis, Bel-Air et Clardy, Domaine Alice & Olivier de Moor - $42.99 @ Le Caveau
12.8% alcohol
drier, hits the back of the mouth, a hard left turn (from the last wine), lighter, bigger - woah!, hint of citrus, butter & shortbread, fresh churned amish butter, buttery, viscous, all-around lovely, dry-tart finish, pucker, suggest serving with scallops, tastes like expensive restaurant wine, "perfectly unobtrusive", French but not Burgundy, combo of savory, citrus, bitter, acidity, no oak!  complex, has seen some wood, it's all over the mouth,
"I can smell it in the glass after it's gone," lilac or dill nose in the glass,
We later learned this is Eric's new favorite Chardonnay and it's totally organic, imported by Louis Dressner

4) 2012 Liquid Farm "White Hill" Chardonnay - $42.99 @ Le Caveau
13.8% alcohol, 10% oaked, 100% Chardonnay blended from 7 vineyards: Bent Rock, Zotovich, Kessler-Haak, Rita's Crown, Huber, Radian & Clos Pepe.
lighter, clear, pale straw, diluted ammonia, old lady perfume, Grandma's house, honeydew melon, pineapple, everything is strong, oak-bomb, soft, Sonoma, American Oak? beautifully done oak, very nice, caramelly, toasty, tipicity, recommend pairing with flaky white fish and cream sauce and capers,
Sidenote:  There was some debate about what the label had on it.  Was it a beet?  A kholrabi? a turnip?
go here to read about it.

5)  2007 Côtes du Jura, Les Gaudrettes, Bornard - $33.99 @ Le Caveau
12.5% alcohol, natural wine, some oak (18 mos)
golden, unfiltered, turbidity, aged, urine, petroleum, parmesan cheese, like a Riesling, drier, bubbly fuzzy sweet tarts, essence of menthol on the finish, effervescent for 1 second, a baby crib, ricola, anise, lactic-acid fermented, cough drop, eucalyptus, this is going to be a journey, kefir, natural wine, when there's floaties in the glass it might be unfiltered, "oh Pierre, there you are", fuzzy navel, live yogurt culture, ash, florals, if you closed your eyes and tasted it, it might be a red wine or rose, most complex all evening, similar to #3, French but not Burgundy, layers upon layers, "it's cray-cray", lingering layers, almost a rose.















Wednesday, July 16, 2014

German & Austrian Wines hosted by Eric at Le Caveau - Wednesday July16th, 2014

German & Austrian Wines hosted by Eric at Le Caveau - Wednesday July 16th, 2014

Theme:  German & Austrian Wines

Bring: $20/person to cover the cost of the wines

Tasting Notes:

Photos:










Saturday, June 21, 2014

Scarboro tasting with Valter Scarboro

Scarboro tasting with Valter Scarboro at Sherlocks 6/21/2014