On Sunday, the snobby, pedantic atmosphere that often dominates wine tastings will get rocked by the smug, over-sharing culture that always permeates Twitter! This City Winery event (which merits mention if only because of its name) is called "Spit & Twit." Who can resist? On Sunday afternoon, tweeting oenophiles will have the chance to try over 100 wines from 35 wineries around the world. But here's where it gets interesting or annoying, depending on your feelings about Twitter and those who hold forth on "tasting notes."
Instead of merely boring anyone within earshot with observations about a particular wine's "hints of honeysuckle," you'll also be able to share your insights in real-time via Twitter on plasma screens at City Winery. And your tweets will also simultaneously engage lonely winos following along at home on the website WineTwits!
Unique hash tags have been created for all wines, and the organizers promise the event will "encourage the fertile cross-pollination of technology and wine in a way never seen before." Which is all very exciting, but to paraphrase Thomas Haden Church, we're wondering when we actually get to drink some #ESRIOBLC04 Bodegas El Coto, 2004 Tempranillo Crianza La Rioja.