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™ 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.
One fun question during the chat was “We love a Cabernet paired with cheese. What’s your perfect pairing?”
Another question we loved was “Have you ever used red wine to cook with? Share your dish!”
Tweet us at @Foodiechats and tell us what your perfect wine and cheese pairing is!
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.
Tweet us at @Foodiechats and tell us what you’ll be grilling for Labor Day!
Monday’s #Foodiechats with sponsor @Quaker was so much fun! Our theme was “The Versatility of Oats” 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.
Another question we loved was “Oats are also the perfect base for baked goods & sweets. What’s your fave way to bake with oats?” @Quaker, @RVConfections, @GGoodtaste and @RonnieVFein made us drool with their responses!
Keep the conversation going by Tweeting us at @Foodiechats and tell us your favorite way to eat whole grain oats!
There’s no better afternoon #Foodiechats pick me up than a chat all about chocolate!
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!
One question that made us drool was “White chocolate fans - what about your favorite chocolate pairing?”
Another question we loved was “Unique is exciting, but we do love traditions as well. Which traditional pairing has your vote?”
We loved the question “Finding the finest ingredients is our passion. Which chocolate inclusion could you never live without?”
Tweet us at @Foodiechats and tell you your favorite food or drink to pair with chocolate!
Wild Blueberries Presents: The #WildTasteofSummer Sweepstakes
Each Wild Blueberries Recipe will make your mouth water…Join us at 8pm EST on Twitter for our #WildTasteofSummer Theme!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?”
We all have guilty pleasures, and we discussed those last night with the question, “What is your go-to non-#RealFood guilty pleasure?”
Another one of our favorite questions was “Describe your perfect #RealFood dish!”
Tweet us at @Foodiechats and tell us your favorite #RealFood meal!
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.
On Twitter, we had a lot of @BarLouie fans and future customers in the house!
Try out @BarLouie's new menu items while they're still here! You can enjoy all the deliciousness until 9/14.
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.
One fun question of the night was “Which wines would you choose for your dream wine list?”
Another fabulous question was “If you were a wine varietal which would you be?”
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!
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.”
About Wines of ChileWines 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.