Social Media Never Tasted So Good

October 18, 2009 at 2:13 pm (Florida, Fort Lauderdale, marketing, networking, social event, Social Events & Networking, social media, South Florida) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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Last night’s Himmarshee Twineup Take 2 at Himmarshee’s Side Bar in Downtown Ft. Lauderdale was a “pairing-and-pouring adventure!” The event featured three wine flights paired with passed appetizers, and was sponsored by Matthew Horbund, @mmwine, and Jan Idelman, @janIdelman.

If you’re looking for a classy alternative to the normal tweetup setting, this is an idea for you – wine, food, friends. There were prizes given away sponsored by PokenGirl and Pickchur, and along with the price of the tasting everyone received a coupon for $20 off of a $60 food or wine purchase at the venue.

To start the evening we had a 2008 Murphy-Goode Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma County. This light, crisp wine paired well with the petit crab cakes with pickled habenero tartart and island spiced shrimp and yucca croquettes with drunken mango salsa.

The second flight was an Australian born 2005 Hope Shiraz. This Shiraz was more fruity and less peppery than most tend be. The pairing for this was amazing! It was a duck confit & sweet potato empanada with vanilla-shiraz macerated cherries.

The final tasting was a 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, Tahuantinsuyu from Mendoza, Argentina – one of my favorite regions, especially for Malbec! This was paired with mushroom & cambazola toasts with oil cured campari tomatoes.

The evening had a mix of good food, good wine, and good conversations – what more could you ask for? It was nice to meet @PamRockSoFl @enzobalc, @stacykinney, @SisterMary, and thanks to @mmWine and @jidelman for hosting the event! If you missed this twineup, information on the November one will be posted at A Good Time With Wine.

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4 Comments

  1. Jan Idelman said,

    Thanks for the great post! With the help of @mmwine we’re trying to do “great-tasting” social media events! We’re glad you could make it and appreciate the kind words! See you in November! @JanIdelman

  2. Hardy Wallace said,

    Wow- That Fume w/ crab cake (w/ the habanero) sounds awesome! Thanks for posting the notes on the pairings.

  3. Tweetup at Himmarshee - Food and Wine Pairing | A Good Time With Wine said,

    [...] to Rick Boggs, 2nd photo, for his writeup of the [...]

  4. WhereIsBartleby said,

    I loved crab cakes, but the duck confit was fantastic – this event is highly recommended. Here’s a link to Matt’s post about it with more notes:

    http://agoodtimewithwine.com/2009/10/19/tweetup-at-himmarshee-food-and-wine-pairing/

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