Wineries compete for best tweet

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Colorado’s top wineries and a single meadery will pour at the Nomacorc-Colorado Twitter Taste-off at the fourth annual DrinkLocalWine conference at St. Cajetan’s on the Metropolitan State College campus in Denver.

The conference, presented by the Colorado Wine Industry Development board, will focus on the diversity and quality of the 100 wineries in the state.

The Twitter Taste-off will feature 23 wineries and has quickly become a popular tradition at the conference – with almost 10 million tweets and re-tweets shared during the past three years. This year, the conference’s goal is 8 million Twitter impressions.

As the taste-off, each winery pours two wines and participants will tweet about what they taste. Comments are displayed on projection screens at the taste-off to follow the discussion, which also includes Twitter followers form around the world. Follow the conversation on Twitter from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. using the hastags #drinklocal, $colwine, and #Nomacorc.

DrinklocalWine presents four awards during the event – best red, best white, favorite media wine and People’s Choice. Nomacorc, a wine closure company and first time Twitter-Taste off sponsor, will also present an award for the best tweet.

Tickets are $35 for the event, and include a souvenir glass.