Thursday, August 25, 2011

International Cabernet Day in South Australia

A day dedicated to celebrating all things Cabernet. How perfect for South Australia.

International Cabernet Day will focus on tasting and talking about Cabernet, and using social media as the thread to connect the global conversation together. Most of the action will take place on Twitter using the hashtag #CabernetDay to link the conversation. Tasters get together across the world to taste their favourite Cabernets and take part in the global exchange. It’s called a tweetup and it’s as simple as having a chat over a glass of wine.

WHO: every wine drinker, winery, wine shop, journalist, restaurant, sommelier and chef around the world.
WHAT: Cabernet Day is meant to be a community owned celebration of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Blend and Cabernet Franc.
WHERE: on all social media sites and blogs including Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter, Friendfeed, Gowalla, Wordpress, etc….Just use the #CabernetDay hash tag in your post to make it trackable by everyone else.
WHEN: Thursday September 1, 2011 all day (this is a 24-hour thing to make it possible for people in all time zones to join)
WHY: Short answer: why not? Longer answer: Cabernet is one of the most popular and celebrated grapes in the world. South Australia produces some sensational Cabernets, from across a range of different regions and climates. Get together to discover the diversity of styles with this noble grape variety.
HOW: Add #CabernetDay to any thoughts, videos, tweets, blogs or experiences you have that day. Search the #CabernetDay hash tag by searching google, Twitter search, Facebook search or whatever monitoring software you like.

There are a range of events and tastings around South Australia. Below are a few details; let us know if there are any others or you would like yours listed. Follow @RichLingering for all that’s great about South Australian food and wine, and #CabernetDay.

The Qwoff Boys Headquarters From 6pm
15b Richard Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007
Spots are limited so please email for availability

For Adelaide wine lovers, Zema Estate are holding a dinner at Enoteca in Carrington St Adelaide, Thursday 1st September 7.00 – 11.00pm. Click here for a copy of the menu including matching wines and booking details.

Wolf Blass Visitors Centre 5-7pm
97 Sturt Hwy Nurioopta, SA 5355
Jump straight into some sensational Barossa Cabernet’s matched to Hutton Vale’s spring lamb (also from Barossa). For more details.

Turkey Flat Vineyards cellar door 11am-5pm
Bethany Rd, Tanunda SA 5253
Special tasting featuring their 2000, 2004 & 2009 Cabernet!

dArenberg 1pm - 3pm
Osborn Road, McLaren Vale SA 5171

More details here.

Zema Estate Winery, 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Riddoch Hwy, Coonawarra
At Zema Estate Cellar Door they will be offering tastings of our Cabernets both current release wines as well as some rare aged Cabernets. This will also be the first opportunity for visitors to the Cellar Door to gain a 'sneak peak' tastings of the yet to be released 2006 'Family Selection' Cabernet Sauvignon. If you are calling in, don't forget to ask about their Cabernet Day sales specials. More details here.

Coonawarra twitterers for a Cabernet Day Taste & Tweet Up
Zema Estate Cellar Door 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Sampling cabernets not just from Coonawarra (all samples welcome).

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