By Lenn Thompson, Editor-in-Chief


Man cannot live on New York wine alone.

Okay, that's a lie. I could survive drinking only wines from New York — there are enough wines in enough styles to suit just about anything on my dinner table and for just about any situation, but there are a great many quality wines being made throughout America (and abroad of course).

With that in mind, I've agreed to take part in Tweet & Taste Michigan next Tuesday night, organized by Shannon and Cortney Casey of Michigan by the Bottle and featuring three wines from Shady Lane Cellars

Similar to the NYCR's TasteNY project (which is coming back soon, by the way) and the Taste Live tastings we've been hosting for Finger Lakes Wine Country, Tweet & Taste Michigan (TTMI) is a way for regional wineries to reach wine lovers who are active in social media. Shannon and Casey have done a nice job branding their own edition and I'm excited to be taking part.

In a nutshell, we'll be tasting three wines from Shady Lane: 2008 Dry Riesling, 2008 Blue Franc (Blaufrankisch) and 2007 Pinot Noir, live on Twitter next Tuesday night at 8 p.m.

All participants will use the #ttmi hashtag to mark the event's Tweets.