We are looking forward to the 2nd Wine Pairing Weekend event coming up this Saturday, July 12! The July #winePW theme is “Refreshing Summer Wine Pairings.” We will be holding a live Twitter Chat in conjunction with the event this Saturday 7/12, at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Please join us! Simply share tweets with our hashtag, #winePW and follow that stream. We do also have a Twubs page setup as a handy way to view the Chat and automatically add the hashtag. Be sure to check out the great pairing the participating bloggers come up with! You can get an idea of what they are planning by checking out the preview post over on Cooking Chat. I will be hosting this event from my @winePW Twitter handle, and will also be chiming in from @cookingchat.
As you may gather, this is a new website being developed in conjunction with the #winePW event. The idea is to roundup some of our favorite food and wine pairings from the #winePW events and other pairing experiments. We hope over time this will become a handy resource for people to get pairing ideas. This site is new, but I’ve been blogging about food and wine for over 5 years and nearly 500 posts over at Cooking Chat!
We have a few questions to guide the #winePW 2 Twitter Chat. Of course, feel free to share anything on the topic of refreshing wine pairings or related themes. When you are responding to a particular question, please start your tweet with the letter “A” followed by the number of the question you are answering.
Q1: Where are you tweeting from? Have you had some hot weather yet this summer?
Q2: What wines do you find refreshing on a hot summer day or evening?
Q3: What factors do you consider when putting together a food and wine pairing that would be enjoyable during hot summer weather?
Q4: What is a favorite pairing that you find to be refreshing?
Q5: Any wines you tend to avoid during summer heat?
Q6: Any other insight on refreshing summer wine pairings that hasn’t come up yet?
We hope you enjoy this chat and consider joining us in July to chat about “Wine for Summer’s Bounty.” Wine Pairing Weekend is held the second Saturday of the month, so we’re up next on August 9. You can email winepairingweeekend AT gmail.com if you’d like to do a blog post for the next one or with any other ideas or questions.