The wine list is a great, and wonderful, responsibility.
As Head Sommelier, I can select from the incredible bounty of Italy’s best wines, its diversity of styles, its amazing variety of grape varietals, many of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world, and from producers who have generations of experience of their local terroirs.
There are hundreds of wines that could justify their place on L’Anima’s Wine List, dedicated to Italy’s finest and most interesting wines, but there are only so many we can list at one time. It seemed appropriate, therefore, to allow those of you who are interested in these great wines to help me select those that should be given a chance.
Through the power of Social Media – blogging, twitter, facebook and beyond, we want to ask you to help us choose 3 of the wines that deserve a place on L’Anima’s updated list.
Watch this video for more explanation:
We Need Your Votes
On Monday, August 24th 2009 the select group of wine enthusiasts (below) will taste and rate a selection of wines (click here to see the full list) – and probably share a lot of thoughts, pictures and video via twitter (check it out between 3pm and 5pm on Monday).
Unfortunately these wine enthusiasts rarely agree with each other. So, the three most contentious categories will be put to a public vote, via this site for YOU to vote on. Tasters will be (updated):
Gal Zohar (@zoharwine),
Dan Coward (@bibendumwine),
Robert McIntosh (@thirstforwine) [will now only be recording the event and updating folks]
Jamie Goode (@jamiegoode),
Douglas Blyde (@douglas_blyde),
Anthony Rose (@antrose33)
Denise Medrano (@thewinesleuth) – very excited to have an experienced video wine blogger join the group
All we ask is that you watch each team’s short video explaining why you should support their choices, and then give us your vote. The winning selections will then be listed in the restaurant. Simple and fair.
Please do let your friends know. In return we are offering 1 lucky participant an unusual prize – a behind the scenes tour of L’Anima and a bottle of each of the winning selections. Watch this space!