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Snooth User: Lucha Vino

Pinot Smackdown

Posted by Lucha Vino, Sep 6, 2012.

Thursday September 6th is the Third Annual Pinot Smackdown.  The event is a virtual battle royale pitting Pinot Noir from around the world in a steel cage match intended to crown the "best" Pinot Noir in the world!  People will meet at a variety of locations to taste Pinot Noir and tweet, facebook, Google+ etc about their favorites.

Here are some more details.

New Zealand was a surprise victor in 2011.  Look for Oregon to claim the crown in 2012!

Are any Snoothers planning to participate?  We have a great events happening in Portland and Seattle to help bring the Pinot Smackdown crown back to the Pacific North West.

Cheers!

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Reply by outthere, Sep 6, 2012.

Call me a Luddite but I don't Tweet. I barely text. But I'll gladly drink some Pinot just for the hell of it.

 

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Reply by Lucha Vino, Sep 8, 2012.

That's the spirit!  What region was your Pinot from?

Here are the results for the 2012 competition.

I tasted some great Oregon Pinot Noirs as well as some delicious Burgundies at one of our local wine shops in Seattle.

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Reply by EMark, Sep 8, 2012.

Am I missing something, here, Lucha?  I clicked on the "results" link, and it appears that the only results are percentages of "votes" for different geographies.  Is that it?.

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Reply by Lucha Vino, Sep 9, 2012.

E - yeah, the competition was about the number of tweets, Facebook posts etc. you can search twitter for the #pinotsmackdown hash tag to see  tasting notes etc. 

it is really just a virtual tasting event similar to Cabernet Day with the twist of counting the number of comments about Pinot from different regions

 

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Reply by EMark, Sep 9, 2012.

Thanks, Lucha.  Like OT, I do not twitter or FB ore any of those other things.  Just visiting this site meets most of my wine education/digital socializing needs.  If I'm narrow-minded, then I'm narrow-minded.

So, I guess like OT, I'll just have to open my own bottle and enjoy it.

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Reply by Lucha Vino, Sep 10, 2012.

Here is a good post about the Pinot Smackdown event in Portland.  Nice reviews of the Grochau and Helioterra wines.

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Reply by VegasOenophile, Sep 11, 2012.

Looks like it was by far a new world palated group that participated lol.  Thanks for sharing!

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Reply by burgundywinecompany, Sep 20, 2012.

We missed the Pinot smackdown!  Keep me posted if you have another one!

 

www.burgundywinecompany.com

@burgundy_wineco


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