#TempranilloDay Twitter Chat :: November 8, 2012

by Nannette Eaton on November 6, 2012

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 “I like on the table,
when we’re speaking,
the light of a bottle
of intelligent wine.”
Pablo Neruda

For intelligent wine conversation, join me, your favorite Wine Harlot on Twitter this Thursday, November 8, 2012, at 5:00 pm PST / 8:00 pm EST for a Twitter chat to celebrate the second annual Tempranillo Day. All you need to do to participate is open a bottle of tempranillo and talk about your experience. Use the hashtag #TempranilloDay on your tweets so the world can track the conversation. 

#TempranilloDay was created by TAPAS, a nonprofit trade organization dedicated to promoting in North America, tempranillo and other varietal wine grapes natives to theIberian Peninsula. 

The #TempranilloDay TweetChat will kick off a month-long campaign by Vibrant Rioja which will include public tastings allowing consumers the opportunity to taste the wines of Rioja. In addition, The TweetChat will introduce a month-long Vibrant Rioja Facebook sweepstakes giving consumers an opportunity to win an all-expense paid trip to Rioja, the world’s most famous Tempranillo-producing wine region. Vibrant Rioja will award a second prize of a Rioja Wine Dinner, including a $250 gift certificate, as well as over a dozen runner-up prizes of Rioja gift packs throughout the month. 

Tempranillo has been called many names (over 60 in Spain alone!) but all of them delicious. The grape is indigenous to Spain, being grown Ribera del Duero as well as creating the legendary wines of Rioja. But recently tempranillo began traveling and is now grown in every continent in the world. Join the tempranillo movement on Thursday by quaffing a glass of tasty tempranillo. 

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