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World biggest Tweet up – wine communication

The La Vierge wines tweet-up event will be taking place simultaneously at the following four locations:

The Attic, Parkhurst, Johannesburg
Ritrovo, Waterkloof, Pretoria
Balducci’s, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Muse a Muse, Holland

Amsterdam is the European distribution base for La Vierge wines and the tweet-up event serves as the launch for the new rebranded La Vierge wines in Europe. The team from Amsterdam will be joining the tastings in South Africa at 18h00. The international team consists of Natalie Hart and Robbert Fokkens from Coza Wijnimport, press, new media people, a Dutch winemaker, a South African travel agent and wine lovers.

The wines for the #LaViergeWines tweet-up are:

La Vierge Noir 2010 Pinot Noir
La Vierge Original Sin 2009 Sauvignon Blanc
La Vierge Nymphomane 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec
La Vierge Satyricon 2009 Barbera Sangiovese Nebbiolo
La Vierge Anthelia 2009 Shiraz Mourvedre
La Vierge The Last Temptation 2010 Riesling (Amsterdam will have a different vintage)
La Vierge Jezebelle 2010 Chardonnay (this wine is newly released and has not yet reached Amsterdam)

The ‘tweeple’ involved in the La Vierge tweet-up cover a diverse field of interests and include the following people:

Tweeting from Holland:
Journalist Han Sjakes (@Sjakes_0), travel business owner Ingrid Gorter (@puurzuidafrika), new media guru Jan Willem Borsboom (@Jan_Willem_B), Erwin Schenk who was part of the 2011 La Vierge harvest team, Dutch winemaker Cor Schiedon and wine importer / reseller Natalie Hart (@CozaWijnimport).

Tweeting from the Western Cape, South Africa:
WINE.CO.ZA News Editor Carla van der Merwe (@carla_wino), WINE.CO.ZA Social Media Manager Dusan Jelic (@winecoza and @StefanLuka), blogger Lize Kay (@lizetheunicorn), freelance writer Ingrid Biesheuvel (@kungfukittypow), blogger Karen Glanfield (@kgbwine), blogger Hennie Coetzee (@batonage), blogger Maggie Mostart (@Blackdelilah), Melissa Chetty (@Merlot_Girl), Alexandra McFarlane (@NebbioloNymph) and blogger Ishay Govender-Ypma (@Foodandthefab).

Tweeting from Gauteng, South Africa:
Blogger Jono Hall (@dannyrocketer), Media Director Sam Swaine (@samswaine), writer Kate White (@kathrynwhite_za), Janice Scheckter from the Wine School (@wineschoolsa), Gisela Kotze (@GiselaBean), Real Time Wine fan reviewer Ricardo Gouveia (@ricardogo1980), Andrew Huddy (@bushyatbushvine), Real Time Wine creator Andy Hadfield (@andyhadfield) and Cape Wine Master, Lyn Woodward.

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