World – Welcome Washington Wine #WAWine!

It’s really very simple. We want the country – make that the world – to know about Washington state wine. We know it. We love it. And we know the world will love it too.

Enter, stage left: Josh Wade of Drink Nectar and Sean Sullivan of Washington Wine Report decided to organize a Twitter event in celebration of our state’s juice. And you’re invited!

Date: Thursday, June 3

Time: 5 – 8 p.m. PT

Location: Twitter

What happens: Hundreds of people will taste Washington wine and write about it on Twitter. Some people – in Washington, across the U.S. and Canada, and in other countries – will simply enjoy a bottle of Washington state wine in the comfort of their homes and tweet their tasting notes. Others will attend dozens of events in Seattle, in central Washington, Walla Walla and Spokane, where wine will be poured and people will discuss it.

The purpose: To spread the word about the wonderful wine and wineries we have in Washington state

How to participate: It’s simple! Sign up and find an event nearby, or find a bottle of your favorite Washington wine and start writing on Twitter at 5 p.m. (PT) on June 3. Use the hashtag #WAWine to follow the conversation and be sure to use the same hashtag in your tweets. Visit the event site for additional details.

If you’re from a winery and want some ideas on how to successfully participate, visit Josh offers a list of ways you can to celebrate with your fans and introduce new people to your winery!

“The event is sponsored by Washington Tasting Room Magazine and the Washington Wine Commission and will leverage the collective reach of 14 wine writers and Washington wine events Wine Rocks in Seattle, Taste Washington in Spokane and the 2010 Wine Bloggers Conference in Walla Walla.”

This Twitter event also builds on the success of its predecessor, #WAMerlot, which generated more than 500 participants on Twitter and 1,000 people at events across the state.

We hope you’ll join in. (Disclosure: I’m one of the event’s wine writers.)


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About Margot

Margot has been writing about wine since 1997 at KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon; ten years later, she created this blog. Write for Wine focuses on the fine wines of Washington state, with additional posts about Oregon, B.C., California, ANZ, France, Italy, Spain and more. A former national journalist in Canada and the U.S., Margot has been a Washington wine enthusiast since moving to Seattle in 1999. Her motto: “It’s wine o’clock somewhere.”