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August 11, 2021

Tasting Notes from the Twitter Verse!

I just returned from the Wine Media Conference in Eugene, OR (the southern Willamette Valley). Or as I like to call it: Wine Summer Camp! Normally the conference hosts close to 300 wine communicators (serious journalists, bloggers, influencers, podcast hosts, and everyone in between). This year due to COVID, the event had about half the number of attendees, but we had no shortage of fun. 

Speaking of fun, one of the highlights of the conference is the “Live Wine Social” event. Attendees sit at round tables as winemakers and winery reps circle around the room, pour their wines and talk about them, while we tweet and post on socials “live” and in real time. It’s a bit of a speed dating (or tasting) situation and it’s a blast. Below are my speed tasting notes/tweets on each wine. 



Brooks 2017 Rastaban Pinot Noir $65 (Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon)

Troon Vineyard 2019 Siskiyou Syrah (Applegate Valley, Oregon)

Benton Lane 2018 Pinot Noir $30 (Willamette Valley, Oregon)

Knotty Vines 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon $15 (California)

Pfeiffer Winery 2017 Blue Line Barrel Select Pinot Noir $65 (Willamette Valley, Oregon)

Brooks 2019 Ara Riesling $38 (Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon)

Longevity 2019 Pink Pinot Grigio (Livermore, California)

Troon Vineyard 2020 Kubli Bench Amber $35 (Applegate Valley, Oregon)

Benton Lane 2019 First Class Chardonnay $40 (Willamette Valley, Oregon)

I hope you enjoyed this post. If you’re looking to Up Your Wine Game and Drink Better, consider booking a private in-person or virtual wine tasting experience.
Brianne Cohen Wine Educator
Brianne Cohen is a Los Angeles-based certified sommelier, wine educator, consultant, and writer.

Brianne has educated and entertained over 10,000 people through her in-person and virtual wine tasting experiences.

Brianne holds the WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) Diploma certificate, one of the most coveted wine certifications in the world. When she’s not helping people Up Their Wine Game, she can be found judging at international wine competitions

Brianne aims to make wine approachable and conversational, to surprise and delight with unexpected wine finds, and to give people knowledge (and confidence) about wine in their everyday lives.

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