El Bloggo Torcido
("The Twisted Blog" - more or less)
Welcome to the new home of The Twisted Blog! If you are looking for older posts you can find them here. Have fun!
Wine Blogging Wednesday was once a regular staple of El Bloggo Torcido, and it's nice to see the monthly event is back in working order. This month (today!) is being hosted by our buddy Joe Roberts, the 1WineDude, and the theme is "Singles Night".
Have no fear, married people can participate too! The idea is taste and write about a wine from a single vineyard. Fortunately, there is no shortage of single vineyard wines in our scuderia, to wit:
- Dalton: River of Skulls, Viognier
- Twisted: Torcido, The Spaniard, Graciano
- Tanner: Syrah, Petite Sirah, Carignane
- Clondaire: Ruben's Blend
- Parcel 17: Parcel 17
- Munari: Picpoul
We realize this is late notice but we only got the memo this morning. We'll do better next time. So if you can swing, try once of these wines tonight and let us know what you think in the comments. Or post a review on the wine page. Or both!
So, yes, it does kind of look like the old web site, at least the colors. We hope you like the new, more piratical and chicken-y look. But we also hope you spend a moment to check out the cleaner navigation, snazzy product page, and maybe spot a ghost or two in the machine...
Click over on the first menu item and check out the new product page. Instead of a drab list of wines you get some groupings that actually make some sort of Twisted sense. Move your mouse over one of the bottles and you'll see a button that says "Quick View". Give that a clickeroo....
I'm digging the new Quick View because it organizes everything you want to know about each wine - Overview, Profile/tasting notes, Geek-y stuff, and Reviews - yet it still easy to drop it into your Shopping Sack. (And I especially like that our Twisted Few and Twisted Freak members can clearly see their special pricing.) If you want, just click on the bottle and you can see the full page view.
The content of the rest of the site is pretty much unchanged, except of course the fact that we have brought El Bloggo Torcido back in from the cold and given it a home inside our cozy warm web site. In the coming months we'll be adding more content in the form of local info and resources - kind of like Your Twisted Concierge - only different - and of course, new wines! In the meantime, stay tuned because I plan to continue blathering here on a very regular basis.
A new web site, and a new home and look for El Bloggo Torcido. And an actual blog post, even!
First a bit of business: older El Bloggo Torcido content still exists at http://twistedoak.typepad.com/
We thought long and hard about whether to bring that content over to our vin65.com host, but decided the hours required would not be worth it. Instead, we'll be going back and scouring the old blog for some of the more fun posts to ressurect for your enjoyment.
In the near term, we'll be talking about the changes to the web site - it may look similar to the old one, but there's some new coolness under the hood - and getting on with the business of 2012.
And, as always, a bit of fun! Bwa ha ha!
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