Winetweets – A Self Organizing Twitter Group Bot
1st Twitter wine review: I love the Rivola Estate Grown Sardon de Duero
2004 "Abadia Retuerta" (Spain), $16. Supple, tangy, big and complex.
I thought, "ooh, that would make a great twitter group bot." And so I replied with this:
And over the course of the day yesterday, winetweets became real (thanks largely to Rick’s efforts). Here’s how it works.
1) join twitter
2) go to winetweets and hit the follow button (if you want the updates on your phone select device updates)
3) whenever you have a great wine, just send a twitter message that looks like this
@winetweets chateau ducru beaucaillou 1978 has still got it. Not for much longer though
That was my winetweet from last night. That message will get posted to winetweets and sent to everyone who is following.
For those that are into advanced winetweeting, here are two additional twists.
1) include a link to the wine where you can get more info and/or buy online
2) put a hashtag (#) in front of the varietal
So, this would be the advanced form of a winetweet:
@winetweets Paolo Bea #sagrantino di montefalco 2003 Secco is a fabulous big complex red wine http://tinyurl.com/4jrhr6
So that’s it. We’ve already got 25 people following winetweets and we’ve got 15 updates so far. If you are a wine and twitter lover, please join in the fun.