Friday, 16 January 2015

Vinspire's First #vinspiresecretsanta

Christmas feels like a long time ago now doesn't it? 

Here at Vinspire we organised our first ever #vinspiresecretsanta for Christmas. It was a great success. We matched up everyone who participated with someone else and got them to send a bottle of wine of their choice to their lucky recipient. It made us feel all festive to see the lovely posts on social media from everyone enjoying their festive booze.

I got a lovely present from my #vinspiresecretsanta (Danielle - thank you!) who got me a lovely bottle of 2013 Quinta da Raza Arinto Vinho Verde, which I opened a week ago. It was vibrant on the nose with stone fruit (peach and apricot), with a slight hint of tropical fruit (pineapple). On the palate it had some delightful acidity, there were green fruit flavours of pear. It was a very pleasant wine, which I was really glad to try. I do like Vinho Verdes, but I don't drink them nearly enough. I got a lovely note from Danielle explaining that she loved this wine and she wanted to share it with me. This is exactly why we came up with the #vinspiresecretsanta, allowing someone to suggest a wine that they're passionate about to you.

From some of the posts going round others had similarly nice surprises...!

We'll be running #vinspiresecretsanta again next Christmas. Keep following us this year and we'll let you know all about it!

In the meantime - I hope that 2015 is treating you well thusfar and that you've kept the good stuff flowing. 

Remember, "life is too short to drink bad wine." 


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