Posts Tagged ‘georgia’

The Georgia Cross Series Race #2 was held last weekend at Montaluce Winery & Estates.  The weather was fantastic and the race “was a tremendous success and … we are seeing lots of comments on how nice the venue was,” according to Josh Saint, one of the event’s organizers.  Enjoy these videos of the race and thanks again to Georgia Cross Series: http://www.georgia-cross.com/


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Join us and DrinkLocalWine.com in celebrating Regional Wine Week 2009!  Here is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the fruits of the labor of our respective states and communities and be a part of the commitment to local community and the environment, much like that prescribed by the Slow Food movement.  You may be surprised at the beauty, freshness and quality you will find right in your own backyard.  An excerpt from a post I submitted to the cause:

“At the beginning of the 20th century Georgia was #6 in wine production until Prohibition went and messed things up and the vineyards were removed to make way for other crops, such as peaches and tomatoes.  In 2006, Georgia was #24 with approximately 136,000 gallons produced compared to a mere 713 Million gallons produced in California.  There are currently about 25 bonded wineries which is up from about 15 just five years prior and many are producing fine wine from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Viognier, Sangiovese, Chardonnay, Vidal and Seyval among others.  A few of our favorite wineries that we often visit and write about include Montaluce Winery & Estates, BlackStock Vineyards, and Wolf Mountain.  The elevation in the Dahlonega area is approximately 1,500 feet, which helps aid against disease, like Pierce’s disease, and pests and often produces excellent airflow dynamics to many vineyards.  Most of the soils are well-aerated and contain iron and other metals that oxidize to give it the renowned Georgia clay red coloring, similar to that of Italy’s ‘terra rossa.'”

Other posting on behalf of Georgia include, Joe Herrig (suburbanwino.com), Gil Kulers (Wine Kulers), and Jane Garvey (Georgia Magazine),

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twitter2Well, what’s a darn “tweetup” anyway, you may ask?  In a nutshell, it’s a new way to socialize and share the event and activities with others online so they can follow along.  And it just so happens that HelloNorthGeorgia.com is hosting a social media networking tweetupat Montaluce on Sunday, October 25th at 2pm.  It’s a perfect time of year to be visiting the North Georgia Mountains as the leaves begin to change color and the weather begins to cool down, so if you want to come see what the fuss is all about, plan on joining us!  And bring your Blackberries and iPhones!

During this event, everyone is encouraged to micro-blog about the event using the hashtag: #ngatu.  This allows others who are online using Twitter to follow along by searching on that Autumn Vineyardshashtag.  At some events, they may complement the twitter stream with a live broadcast via streaming online video, a chat room or at least a screen displaying the online activity using the hashtag.  If you take a look to the right sidebar of this blog you will see the latest tweets by @MontaluceWine, which is very similar to what we are talking about here only with more people and interactivity on a single topic.  It’s really an exciting, interactive and fun approach to events and parties in this new social media age.

The tweetup on October 25th is a casual networking event that will present a few networking and media speakers co-mingled with some specials provided by Montaluce: ½ off the first glass of Montaluce wine, and 15% off retail purchases!  For more information and to RSVP, please go to HelloNorthGeorgia.com’s event page here.


stsupery3If this all sounds pretty cool, then here is another tweetup event in the Atlanta area that focuses on tasting wines from Napa’s St. Supery Winery on Tuesday, October 20th from 6:30-9pm.  Yes, you taste along with others around the globe and share your insights and notes on those wines together.  Once again, you can follow along online using the hashtag #stsupery, or go to one of two locations in the Atlanta Metro area to participate: Murphy’s in Virginia/Highlands or the AWS Wine Room in Roswell.  You must RSVP at either location (click the hyperlinks) if you plan to physically attend at either venue since space is limited.


If you want more information on Tweetups, check this link at Mashable.com.  To create your own twitter account, go here.

Ciao, tweetie!

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