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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.



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.


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.

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?.

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


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.

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.

Reply by VegasOenophile, Sep 11, 2012.

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

Reply by burgundywinecompany, Sep 20, 2012.

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


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