#newwinethisweek

NWTW

 

It looks like Twitter has done it again. What started with a simple tweet has grown into a monster of an idea… one that we’d love you all to get involved with:

In response to my 2014 Grape Expectations post, Mike from pleasebringmemywine.com sent a tweet, outlining his plan to try a new wine every week in 2014 and asked for a suggestion to kick it off. I responded without giving it a great deal of thought (suggesting an Aussie Riesling with a Chinese takeaway) but then I began to get very excited about the idea.

I thought it would be great to get involved; maybe we could drink the same wines and compare notes. However, after a few direct messages and emails, we came up with the idea for the #newwinethisweek. To make things even better, Zelda from theillustratedwine.wordpress.com, even came up with a fantastic design for the campaign!

Here’s how it works:

  • Every Monday we will issue the wine for the week via Twitter
  • Each wine will be readily available from a supermarket or Majestic
  • If you’re in, buy the wine and drink it
  • Tweet a short review using the hashtag #newwinethisweek or put a comment in the section below and give it a score out of 10
  • We will aim to cover as many different countries and as many different grape varieties during the year
  • Suggestions for subsequent weeks will be most welcome

I hope this sounds like something of interest – if it is then sign up and get your friends and family on-board; let’s learn about new wines together in 2014.

THE #NEWWINETHISWEEK LEADERBOARD

Scores out of 10 for each wine collated below with links to each week’s article:

 

Position Week Wine Country Score
1 Week 31 Chardonnay USA 9.2
2 Week 28 Riesling Germany 9.1
3 Week 14 Cabernet Sauvignon Australia 8.8
4 Week 21 Sparkling Wine England 8.7
5= Week 12 Crémant France 8.6
5= Week 9 Gruner Veltliner Austria 8.6
7 Week 16 Zinfandel USA 8.4
8= Week 25 Cava Spain 8.3
8= Week 30 Vinho Verde Portugal 8.3
10= Week 18 Red Lebanon 8.2
10= Week 23 Pinot Noir New Zealand 8.2
12 Week 17 Viognier France 8.1
13= Week 19 Furmint Hungary 8.0
13= Week 33 Barbaresco Italy 8.0
13= Week 36 Sauvignon Blanc Chile 8.0
13= Week 40 Rioja Tinto Spain 8.0
17= Week 5 Torrontés Argentina 7.9
17= Week 3 Albariño Spain 7.9
17= Week 4 Barbera Italy 7.9
20 Week 38 Cotes Du Rhone France 7.8
21= Week 1 Riesling Australia 7.7
21= Week 35 Shiraz Australia 7.7
23= Week 24 Assyrtiko Greece 7.6
23= Week 32 Cab Sauv USA 7.6
25 Week 15 Chenin Blanc South Africa 7.5
26= Week 13 Falanghina Italy 7.4
26= Week 8 Pinotage South Africa 7.4
28 Week 29 Cabernet Franc Loire 7.3
29= Week 11 Gamay France 7.2
29= Week 26 Rosé (Garnacha) Spain 7.2
31 Week 6 Touriga Nacional Portugal 7.1
32= Week 2 Carmenere Chile 7.0
32= Week 27 Merlot Chile 7.0
32= Week 34 Gavi Italy 7.0
35 Week 20 Noble Rot Anywhere! 6.8
36= Week 10 Tannat Argentina & Uruguay 6.7
36= Week 37 Malbec Argentina 6.7
38 Week 39 Prosecco Italy 6.5
39 Week 43 Primitivo Italy 6.3
40 Week 7 Gewurztraminer France 5.5
41 Week 22 Fino Spain 5.2
42 Week 41 Verdejo Spain 5.0
43 Week 42 Alcohol free Anywhere! No votes!

 

 

 

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  1. Looks like fun. I’m in! No wine in grocery stores in Minnesota, though!

  2. I am so late to this but must say I love the idea! Will your selections be available in the US at a major wine retailer as well? I’d love to join in the fun as I am able. Thank you!

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