Vintank kindly and generously donated to the Wine Blogger Conference Scholarship.  Thanks in part to their generosity, the scholarship committee was able to fund full or partial scholarship for 11 wine bloggers!  Without their support, these worthy folks would not have been able to attend the WBC and the rest of us would have missed the opportunity to interact with as many of our peers as possible.
Vintank, in case you haven’t heard of them, is one of the newest and hottest things in the online wine world.  For their clients, they create strategic social media plans, assist with sales and marketing, and a whole host of other things.  They recently released a White Paper that’s pretty much a must read if you have anything to do with wine and the internet.  Titled “Vintank Social Media Report” it is the result of months and months of reserach and surveys of those in the online wine business…be it blogs, retailers, or social networks.

So head on over, and at the very least, read the Whitepaper.  And if you are in need of social media strategies for your wine business, consider Vintank.  Again, a heartfelt thanks to Vintank for their generous donation.


Going, Going, Gone!

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Macari Vineyards.

I imagine this wine will pretty much sell out in the blink of an eye.  As well it should, it’s a fantastic little summer Rosé.  The 2008 Macari Rosé is a blend of 45% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Pinot Noir, and 4% Malbec.  It hails from the North Fork of Long Island where I had no idea Malbec was being grown!  The wine retails for $14.99, had a real cork closure, and clocked in at 12.8% alcohol by volume.  With those stats, and what I enjoyed in this bottle, I’d suggest scooping some up for the hot days ahead!

On the nose I found strawberries, raspberries, spice, white pepper, slight cream, white flowers, and cranberry.  I forgot to mention how I loved the color of this wine in the glass, it poured out as an extremely pale salmon pink color that looked great!  In the mouth I got cranberry, strawberry, raspberry, spice, slight lemon, white pepper, and lime.  Overall, the cranberry really dominated in the mouth, making this a crisp, tart Rosé, with just a hint of a citrus edge that I love in a good Rosé.  Yum!