#FoodieChats

#Foodiechats is a worldwide online and live social foodie community. "Where The Foodie Community Chats Together." A simple foodie question Tweeted by Steve Green on May 9, 2011, has turned into the social foodie community, called #Foodiechats.

The #Foodiechats Community consists of Foodies, Social Media Influencers, Chefs, Home Cooks, Bloggers, Brands, Restaurants, and Social Foodies! #Foodiechats is the perfect community for all food fans to connect with each other.

The highlight of #Foodiechats is on Monday evenings at 8pm ET. We host our number one Trending Twitter Chat, where social foodies worldwide, eat and Tweet with us for 90 minutes.

Each week, #Foodiechats showcases a new sponsor and theme in a ten question format. Within our ten question format, participants discover new brands, recipes, hot spots and meet new foodie friends worldwide.

What makes #Foodiechats unique is that our restaurant partners across the country will host our #Foodiechats Community live during our Monday night Twitter Chats. Our recipe of pairing online and live creates the perfect blend for foodies and brands to connect.

If you are a brand, restaurant, product, chef, or blogger, #Foodiechats is the perfect media outlet to showcase who you are, and what you offer. Each week our Twitter Chat averages 15 million impressions, one millions followers, with over 400 contributors.

We look forward to sharing with our community who you are, and what you do. To become a #Foodiechats Sponsor, visit our Sponsorship page for details on www.foodiechats.com
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We stumbled upon on social media the brand new ALL-IN Burgers from¬†Applebee’s¬†and it was a pleasure to interview the CMO of Applebee’s Darin Dugan.¬†#Foodiechats¬†in September will now be visiting 4 different Applebee’s and trying all four of their ALL-IN Burgers. Stay tuned for our Burger Adventures.

 

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There’s no better way to celebrate #WineWednesday than with a¬†#Foodiechats¬†sponsored by¬†@ColumbiaCrest!

Did you know that the Internet now has a vineyard? A¬†premium, award-winning one at that!¬†@ColumbiaCrest¬†recently launched ¬†CrowdsourcedCabernet.com¬†where they will help the online community of wine-lovers create the first-ever Crowdsourced‚ĄĘ Cabernet Sauvignon.

Over the next 18 months, the new  interactive website, CrowdsourcedCabernet.com, will allow everyone from casual drinkers to wine aficionados join the process of winemaking, and determine how the grapes are tended, irrigated, harvested and blended through weekly votes. Participants will have access to weather analytics, season-by-season data, past data and time-lapse camera shots down to the individual grape. 

Learn more about Crowdsourced Cabernet in this video.

We loved seeing all the excitement for our Special Edition¬†#Foodiechats. This “wine selfie” from¬†@JillianConley¬†rocked!

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One fun question during the chat was “We love a Cabernet paired with cheese. What‚Äôs your perfect pairing?”¬†

, , @JackelynGauci and  had great answers!

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Another question we loved was “Have you ever used red wine to cook with? Share your dish!”

Some yummy answers came from , , @DukeOfYolk  and ! 

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Another great question was “What‚Äôs your flavor? Cabernet. Pinot. Chardonnay. Merlot. Sauvignon.” There were great responses from foodies including¬†,¬†¬†and¬†.

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Thank you @ColumbiaCrest and munozoca for a fun Special Edition #Foodiechats!

Tweet us at @Foodiechats and tell us what your perfect wine and cheese pairing is!

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The #Foodiechats community is ready for a fall full of grilling! With Labor Day right around the corner, there was no better time to talk grilling than last night’s¬†#Foodiechats. Our theme was Big Green Egg Fall Fun sponsored by¬†@BigGreenEgg.

The @BigGreenEgg stands alone as the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market, with more capabilities than all other conventional cookers combined. From appetizers and entrees to desserts, the @BigGreenEgg will exceed all your expectations for culinary perfection.

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One fun question from last night was “What‚Äôs the best meal you‚Äôve ever had on a grill?” There were great answers from¬†,¬†¬†and¬†.

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Another great question was “If you were making a dessert on the grill, what would it be?”¬†,¬†¬†and¬†¬†had us drooling!image

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We ended the night by asking “If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?” We loved the answers from¬†,¬†¬†and¬†.

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Thank you to our sponsor @BigGreenEgg for an EGGciting night of #Foodiechats!

Tweet us at¬†@Foodiechats¬†and tell us what you’ll be grilling for Labor Day!

#Chicago friends - Who’s up for a good-ole fashion¬†HogFight¬†Join us on Twitter with our hashtag #Foodiechats at Noon today CST to learn more and chat with the team.

Purchase your tickets today - http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hogfight-tickets-12415772911?aff=efbevent #Foodiechats

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Monday’s #Foodiechats with sponsor @Quaker was so much fun! Our theme was ‚ÄúThe Versatility of Oats‚ÄĚ and our community loved exchanging ideas and recipes with each other, in addition to getting new recipe inspiration from @Quaker and its Executive Chef Andrew Moltz!

For more than 135 years, @Quaker has helped nourish families through delicious foods made with the power of whole grain oats. To combat families’ 24/7, fast-paced, turbo-speed lifestyles, @Quaker is encouraging families to start the day right and help them to do what matters most to them.

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One fun question last night was ‚ÄúFall is right around the corner. What are your favorite fall ingredients?‚ÄĚ @RubyTusdae, @RonnieVFein and @hollyclegg all had great answers.

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Another question we loved was ‚ÄúOats are also the perfect base for baked goods & sweets. What‚Äôs your fave way to bake with oats?‚ÄĚ @Quaker, @RVConfections, @GGoodtaste and @RonnieVFein¬†made us drool with their responses!¬†

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One of our favorite questions was ‚ÄúWe are always testing new recipes. What new flavors have you experimented with lately?‚ÄĚ We loved¬†@SarahBroadus, @GGoodtaste and @CurbingChaos‚Äôs answers.

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Thank you to our sponsor @Quaker for a great night of  #Foodiechats! We loved discussing The Versatility of Oats!

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Keep the conversation going by Tweeting us at @Foodiechats and tell us your favorite way to eat whole grain oats!

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There’s no better afternoon #Foodiechats pick me up than a chat all about chocolate!

Today (8/20) we were thrilled to host a Special Edition #Foodiechats sponsored by @Lindt_Chocolate! Our theme was Perfect Lindt Chocolate Pairing.

The Lindt Master Swiss Chocolatiers have been perfecting the art of chocolate making since 1845. Their unmatched expertise has combined the most refined dark chocolate and finest ingredients into thin shapes. Today, @Lindt_Chocolate is perfecting the art of chocolate & wine, chocolate & tea and even chocolate & life pairings!

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One question that made us drool was “White chocolate fans - what about your favorite chocolate pairing?”¬†

,  and  had such yummy answers!

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Another question we loved was “Unique is exciting, but we do love traditions as well. Which traditional pairing has your vote?”

,  and  all have great taste!

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We loved the question “Finding the finest ingredients is our passion. Which chocolate inclusion could you never live without?”

,  and  had delicious answers!

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Thank you to our sponsor @Lindt_Chocolate for such a fun Special Edition #Foodiechats. We had a great time!

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Tweet us at @Foodiechats and tell you your favorite food or drink to pair with chocolate!

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Wild Blueberries Presents: The #WildTasteofSummer Sweepstakes

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So Many Ways to Win!
A few weeks ago we talked about some of our favorite things to do in summer - bonfires, beaches, and of course Wild Blueberries! But one thing we forgot to mention is winning! 

Everyone loves winning prizes, and we love to give them away. That’s why this summer we’re launching our Wild Taste of Summer Sweepstakes with 3 ways to win.
See more at: Enter To WIN HERE!
How You Can Win It: ¬†Starting August 12th, we’re going to give away one NutriBullet blender every day on¬†Facebook¬† during our Flash Giveaways. All you have to do to win is follow Wild Blueberries on Facebook and under the like button drop down menu, choose “get notifications.” -¬†See more
This ensures you’ll see our flash giveaway posts. We’ll be posting the Flash Giveaways at a random time each day August 12th-15th. Just keep an eye out for the posts and when you see one, comment on it before the hour is up. At the end of the hour we’ll choose one person from all who commented to win a NutriBullet blender! Easy as Wild Blueberry Pie! -See more
A Cuisinart Ice Cream and Gelato Maker perfect for whipping up delicious Wild Blueberry desserts. ENTER TO WIN BEGINNING MONDAY AUGUST 18th  See more 

Everyone who enters will also receive a free recipe e-book with eight delicious summer recipes from well-known nutrition and food bloggers. Winner will be chosen August 22nd!
$1000 Cash and a Gourmet Baking Kit so you can throw the ultimate Wild Blueberry summer party.
 
ENTER TO WIN BEGINNING MONDAY AUGUST 18th  - Winner will be chosen on August 29th. See more 

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Our #Foodiechats Sponsor for Monday, August 11, 2014 is @WildBBerries Wild Blueberries! They have teamed up with six of our amazing #Foodiechats Ambassadors to create great recipes! 

Each Wild Blueberries Recipe will make your mouth water…Join us at 8pm EST on Twitter for our #WildTasteofSummer Theme!¬†

Herbed Wild Blueberries & Goat Cheese Flatbread by @ItsToni 

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Spicy Wild Blueberry and Ricotta Crostini by @FerraroKitchen 

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Blueberries Gone Wild by @EatSmartBD

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Wild Blueberry Cantaloupe Mint Fizz by @GigGobGulp

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Wild Blueberry & Chipotle Sauce by @Q_TheChef 

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Wild Blueberry Superfruit Smoothie by @HelenAgresti

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Join #Foodiechats every Monday evening by simply following our hashtag #Foodiechats and chat with our sponsors and Foodies worldwide at 8pm EST! Follow us @foodiechats‚Ä謆

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We’re WILD about our #Foodiechats Sponsor on Monday, August 11, 2014 @WildBBerries and our Theme is #WildTasteofSummer Join us at 8pm EST! Simply follow our hashtag #Foodiechats on Twitter to join in the conversation!¬†

One #Foodiechats Community Member will win a #NutriBullet on Monday, August 11, 2014 from our sponsor @WildBlueberries! Follow @WildBlueberries on Instagram and Hashtag your Summer Food Photos with #WildTasteofSummer for a chance to win! Go WILD and have fun! The Winner will be announced Monday evening after #Foodiechats on Instagram by @WildBlueberries. Good Luck.

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Imagine having input in how a wine is made and being able to determine how the grapes are tended, irrigated, harvested and blended! 

#Foodiechats is thrilled to be working with @ColumbiaCrest, who is now helping the online community of wine-lovers create the first ever crowdsourced Cabernet Sauvignon. Our #Foodiechats friends will be able to create this wine from the beginning stages all the way to bottling and selling! 

#Foodiechats loves new and exciting projects in the food and beverage industry, and we absolutely love this concept!

Over the next 18 months, the new interactive website, CrowdsourcedCabernet.com will allow you to create this wine. Weekly votes will take place to create the wine.

Whether you’re a casual drinker to a wine expert, the participants will have access to¬†weather analytics, season-by-season data, past data and time-lapse camera shots down to the individual grape.

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Who knew the internet could double as a vineyard? This is such an exciting project for @ColumbiaCrest and we know our #Foodiechats friends will love having input in creating this wine.

At the end of the process, approximately 1,000 cases of the Crowdsourced Cabernet 2014 vintage will be available for purchase in the U.S. and online.

View the Crowdsourced Cabernet sizzle reel here!

Tweet us at @foodiechats and use the hashtag #Foodiechats to tell us what you will be voting for this week!

Last night (8/5) we were thrilled to welcome back the wonderful @LundbergFarms as our #Foodiechats sponsor! Our theme was #RealFood Rules!

Since 1937, the Lundberg family has been growing healthy, great tasting rice while respecting and sustaining the earth. Today, the third and fourth generations carry on the family heritage by using eco-positive farming methods that produce wholesome, healthful rice, rice cakes, rice ships and risottos while improving and protecting the environment for generations to come.

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We love being healthy and making delicious meals with #RealFood so we loved the theme and all the questions!

One question we loved was, “What are your favorite #RealFood options at dinnertime?”

,  and  all had great answers!

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We all have guilty pleasures, and we discussed those last night with the question, “What is your go-to non-#RealFood guilty pleasure?”

,  and  sure know how to indulge!

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Another one of our favorite questions was “Describe your perfect #RealFood dish!”

,  and  had such yummy answers!

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Thank you to our sponsor @LundbergFarms for such a fun night of #Foodiechats!

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Tweet us at @Foodiechats and tell us your favorite #RealFood meal!

#Foodiechats is excited to welcome back Lundberg Family Farms as our sponsor this Monday (8/4). Our theme to kick-off August is #RealFood Rules!

Join us on Twitter Monday 8/4 at 8 pm ET!

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We love trying out new menu items at different restaurants, and today (7/30) we featured the fabulous @BarLouie and their New Menu Limited Additions.

 @BarLouie started out in Chicago in 1990. They now have a collection of 85 locations and are still growing! Their incredible menu features highlights like flatbreads, an amazing selection of appetizers and delicious martinis!

Every 8 weeks, @BarLouie releases new Limited Additions on their menu. Their new Limited Additions are currently out until 9/24, and they have amazing items like Smoked Turkey Sliders, Tandoori Chicken Flatbread, Panko Sesame Fish Skewers and Peach Shortcake. Choose from a Raspberry Lemon Splash, Cerveza Verano Sauza Blue Silver, or Watermelon Basil Mojito for new cocktails.

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On Twitter, we had a lot of @BarLouie fans and future customers in the house!

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Try out @BarLouie's new menu items while they're still here! You can enjoy all the deliciousness until 9/14.

Find your nearest @BarLouie location here.

To learn more about their new menu and see our interviews, you can view them on Instagram or Facebook. Pick whichever one is your favorite social media channel!

Tweet us at @Foodiechats and let us know which item from @BarLouie's Limited Additions sounds best to you!

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One thing that pairs well with just about every food is a big glass of wine! Yesterday, our #Foodiechats friends and wine lovers came together to talk wine with our sponsor @DrinkChile. The theme was #WineBarWar!

@DrinkChile is an organization committed to promoting the quality and image of Chilean wine throughout the world. It has offices in Santiago, London and New York, as well as representatives in Canada, Ireland and Denmark.

@DrinkChile¬†also works closely with ProChile to develop and offer promotional and¬†educational programs in Asia, Latin America and Europe. Wines of Chile’s 86 member wineries belong to Vinos de Chile and represent 88% of Chile’s¬†bottled wine exports.

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One fun question of the night was “Which wines would you choose for your dream wine list?”¬†

,  and  had fabulous answers!

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Another fabulous question was “If you were a wine varietal which would you be?”

,  and  had such fun answers!

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Thank you @DrinkChile for such a great night of #Foodiechats! They are hosting an amazing #WineBarWar event on August 20th, in New York! Buy your tickets here.

If you missed last night’s #Foodiechats, you can join us every Monday night at 8 pm ET! 

Tweet us at @Foodiechats and tell us your favorite type of wine!

       

Open a bottle of Chilean Wine during #Foodiechats with our Sponsor Wines of Chile (@DrinkChile) for our theme #WineBarWar. 
They are hosting an amazing event on August 20th, in New York! Buy your tickets here: #WineBarWar Tickets

TOP SOMMELIERS GO TO BATTLE FOR WINES OF CHILE - First Annual Pop-Up Wine Bar Competition Announced Today

NEW YORK, NY (JULY, 2014)-Regional trade organization Wines of Chile will join forces with the Guild of Sommeliers to create “Wine Bar War,” an event that will challenge 20 leading sommeliers to create four pop-up Chilean wine bars. From wine selection to look and feel of the bars, the teams will have 12 hours and the resources of a 30-member team to see their bars realized at a one-day event in New York City.

Four renowned sommeliers including Morgan Harris (previously of Jean Gorges), Chris Raftery (Corkbuzz), Anna-Lisa Campos (Momofuku) and Jen Sgobbo (Wine Director, Perla/Chez Sardine/Fedora), have been appointed by the Guild as team “captains,” who in turn will each select four additional sommeliers to participate in the competition.

Based on education provided to the teams prior to the day of the event, the sommeliers will bring their concepts to life, building their bars from scratch with the help of a master carpenter, decorator, graphic designer and production crew. The day of the event, logos and wine lists will be created, bars constructed, glasses selected and wine poured for the 250 ticketed guests.

Select trade members, judges and consumer attendees will evaluate the completed wine bars on criteria such as their concept, visual appeal, storytelling and wines selected which showcase Chile’s varietal diversity. LAN Airlines, named by the World Travel Awards as the “Leading South American Airline,” will present one team with a trip to Chile and the opportunity to select the airline’s premium business class wines in 2015.¬†

"Wine Bar War is the first event of its kind, offering innovation in sommelier education, country promotional partnerships, while engaging both trade and consumers," said Marybeth Bentwood, Executive Director of Wines of Chile USA. "We look forward to seeing this gathering of the next generation of sommeliers take shape across the country, galvanizing category advocates in multiple markets for years to come."

Turismo Chile, an association that promotes travel to Chile, will join Wines of Chile, LAN Airlines and the Guild of Sommeliers as sponsors of the event. “This event will truly test the teams’ thinking both in and out of the traditional terrain of the sommelier,” said Geoff Kruth, M.S., and Chief Operating Officer Guild of Sommeliers. “And having a larger audience participate in the event provides an excellent showcase for these very talented sommeliers.”

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About Wines of Chile

Wines of Chile is an organization committed to promoting the quality and image of Chilean wine throughout the world. It has offices in Santiago, London and¬†New York, as well as representatives in Canada, Ireland and Denmark. Wines of Chile also works closely with ProChile to develop and offer promotional and¬†educational programs in Asia, Latin America and Europe. Wines of Chile’s 86 member wineries belong to Vinos de Chile and represent 88% of Chile’s¬†bottled wine exports.