Jan 17, 2016

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International Wine Film Festival: Pull the Cork on a Favorite Wine, View & Vote

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The International Wine Film Festival, taking place at select venues around Santa Barbara County; as well as, an on-line live screening and simultasting event, will feature three weeks of experiences that celebrate the best in wine-themed video content.  Between February 14 and March 5, 2016, wine enthusiasts in the Santa Barbara area will have the opportunity to experience wine and film events taking place at select iconic vineyard locations.  For those that aren’t in the Santa Barbara area, an interactive on-line Twitter tasting event will take place on February 17, beginning at 5:30 pm PST.

One of the International Wine Film Festival screenings at a participating winery in Santa Barbara county, California, took place in the winery's barn

One of the International Wine Film Festival screenings at a participating winery in Santa Barbara county, California, took place in the winery’s barn | photo: winefilmfestival.com

Pull the cork on a favorite bottle of wine, sign onto Twitter, and follow the hashtag #WineFilm to join up with film makers and winemakers from around the globe.  At 5:30 pm PST, the announcement and screening of several short films (chosen by the Wine Film Selection Committee) will begin, links to view the films will be posted and participants using the hashtag #WineFilm in their Twitter messages will become a part of the hour long conversation.

Santa Barbara County hosted several screening events at participating wineries, many which were featured in the short films.

Santa Barbara County hosted several screening events at participating wineries, many which were featured in the short films. | photo: winefilmfestival.com

Kick back, relax, imbibe and take-in some of the past year’s best wine-themed videos.  At the end of the hour, participants have the chance to cast their vote for their favorite film – voting will be open for 24 hours.

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SCHEDULE

5:30pm PST February, 17, 2016
Welcome with introductions
Share what you’re sipping

5:35 pm PST
Links to selected films posted
Q&A with film makers & featured personalities

6:00pm PST
Links to selected films posted
Q&A with film makers & featured personalities

6:25pm PT
Open voting for 24 hours
Choose your favorite short films for Peoples Choice Award

Winners will be announced March 5, during the Oceanside Awards Screening hosted by Master sommelier, Fred Dame.

For the event, I was expecting a bottle of Sangiovese from one of the participating wineries, Carr Winery, but it hasn’t arrived just yet.  My plan was to enjoy the Sangiovese along with these two bottles from Santa Cruz Mountain’s based winery Clos de la Tech.  I’m intrigued by the labeling and the interesting gold chip on the crest of one of the bottles – find out more after the film event tonight by following @winejulia #closdelatech

clos del la tech collage

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