Wine Tasting Hackathon: New Way of Social Wine Discovery


Our second team wine tasting yesterday felt like a family reunion.

Sommeliers and wine bloggers from Toronto and Montreal flew or drove in to join those from the east to west ends of Ottawa.

Oct 5 2014 knThere was an instant camaraderie among those gathered here who recognized each other as fellow contributors to our online community.

What I admire most about these reviewers is that although they have sterling wine credentials and training, they keep it real and conversational — with an effort to connect, not to impress.

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The tasting also struck me as the wine version of a hackathon.

In the tech world, top-notch computer coders will gather to solve a software issue to benefit others (not to be confused with bad hacks done privately to spread malware).

These sessions last for several hours (or longer) in what’s called a hackathon.

Oct 5 2014 dn1Our goal?

To find great wines at reasonable prices for wine lovers, and just as important, to share those reviews as widely as possible via social media.

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There have been more than 800 reviews posted already (more to come) and almost as many shares on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

Oct 5 2014 lr

We didn’t just fix a problem; together we also created a new platform for social wine discovery.

Let’s drink to that!

Cheers,
Natalie

Oct 5 2014 kn1

Oct 5 2014 lr1

Here are all of the wines reviewed during this tasting. You can see the videos and reviews from our first wine tasting here.

 

Sparkling Wines

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/villa-conchi-brut-seleccion/207936

 

White Wines

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/dunavar-pinot-blanc/208360

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/pinot-grigio-2013/193434

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/mouton-cadet-blanc/208359

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/everyday-the-dreaming-tree-central-coast-california-2013/197862

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/seven-falls-chardonnay-2012/207444

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/dunavar-muscat-ottonel/208358

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/chapoutier-belleruche-blanc-grenache-blanc-2012/192940

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/robert-mondavi-winery-sauvignon-blanc-woodbridge-2013/171290

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/robert-mondavi-winery-private-selection-sauvignon-blanc/208366

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/woodbridge-robert-mondavi-pinot-grigio/208363

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/folie–deux-menage-a-trois/208365

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/robert-mondavi-winery-fume-blanc-2012/207774

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/remy-pannier-sauvignon-blanc-2013/205140

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/remy-pannier-sevre-and-maine-sur-lie-muscadet-2013/207488

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/sauvignon-blanc-anderra/205109

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/errazuriz-max-reserva-sauvignon-blanc/208357

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/villa-maria-private-bin-sauvignon-blanc-2013/191417

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/villa-maria-cellar-selection-sauvignon-blanc-2013/203109

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/matua-valley-sauvignon-blanc-2013/207571

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/woodbridge-robert-mondavi-chardonnay/208364

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/clos-du-bois-chardonnay/208361

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/robert-mondavi-winery-chardonnay/208362

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/sterling-vineyards-vintners-collection-chardonnay-2012/103039

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/the-dreaming-tree-chardonnay/208356

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/robert-mondavi-winery-private-selection-chardonnay/208345

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/toasted-head-chardonnay/208346

 

Rose Wines

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/remy-pannier-rose-danjou-2013/207489

 

Red Wines

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/kitchen-sink-red-table-wine/189654

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/cheval-noir-2012/208291

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/chateau-de-ricaud-reserve-des-coteaux-2010/207452

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/villa-maria-private-bin-pinot-noir-2012/205683

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/clos-du-bois-cabernet-sauvignon/208343

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/cabernet-sauvignon-anderra/205059

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/snap-dragon-red-blend/208350

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/clos-du-bois-rouge-2012/208367

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/villa-maria-private-bin-merlot-cabernet-sauvignon-2012/184780

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/folie–deux-cabernet-sauvignon/208347

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/the-dreaming-tree-crush-red-crush-the-dreaming-tree-north-coast-2012/207810

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/toasted-head-barrel-aged-cabernet-sauvignon-2011/189988

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/plume-cabernet-sauvignon-2011/205798

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/paso-creek-cabernet-sauvignon/208355

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/errazuriz-single-vineyard-cabernet-sauvignon-2011/208063

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/luis-canas-reserva/208348

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/frescobaldi-nipozzano-chianti-rufina/208314

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/frescobaldi-tenuta-di-castiglioni-2011/202875

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/marchesi-de-frescobaldi-castiglioni/208383

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/blackstone-winery-winesmakers-select-merlot/208354

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/sterling-vineyards-cabernet-sauvignon/208351

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/napa-cellars-merlot-2012/207720

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/napa-cellars-cabernet-sauvignon-2012/208054

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/sterling-vineyards-merlot/208349

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/santa-alicia-reserva-carmenere/208344

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/los-arboles-malbec/208352

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/marcus-james-malbec/208353

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/trapiche-broquel-malbec-2012/208340

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/pascula-toso-malbec-2013/207491

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/pascual-toso-pascual-toso-2012/207492

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/napa-cellars-napa-cellars-zinfandel-2012/207308

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/errazuriz-aconcagua-costa-single-vineyard-syrah-2012/208062

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/chapoutier-regional-blended-red-2010/182674

http://www.nataliemaclean.com/wine-reviews/bolla-classico-amarone-del-valpolicella-2008/7352

 

 

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