Virtual Tasting with David Mirassou & Enter to WIN a KitchenAid

Are you ready to join us live with David Mirassou Thursday night? Doing so enters you into our drawing for a brand new KitchenAid Mixer. Read more to learn how to enter!

For 2011 and 2012, we’ve had the great pleasure of working with Mirassou Winery as our official cocktail party sponsor for Bloggy Boot Camp.

Now, just in time for our return for our fair conference series this fall, we’re just tickled pink to introduce you to David Mirassou LIVE on UStream.

David Mirassou UStream Live Chat Details

Join David Mirassou, sixth-generation member of America’s oldest winemaking family, for a live virtual tasting event on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm PST/8:00 pm EST.

David will walk through a brief overview of each of Mirassou’s eight unique wines and share food pairing suggestions for each. If you’ve ever wondered what wine to pair with fish or what to sip on with chocolate cake, your questions will be answered!

Next, just in time for the Labor Day Weekend, David will describe his top three tips for late summer entertaining and how to transition your wine selections from summer to fall as the weather changes.

Have a wine question you’d like David to answer? Submit it ahead of time in the comments on this post. Or, save it for the chat and ask him live!

We hope you will join us – grab a glass and sip along!

Interested? Because you should be!

We’re huge personal fans of David Mirassou and having the opportunity to pick his brain LIVE is simply all kinds of wonderful.

We did say that we’re tickled pink, right?

Join Us For the Live Chat and Enter to Win!

We’ve got tons of amazing prizes to lavish on our SITStahs.

To get started, 10 lucky participants will each get a $ 30.00 VISA gift card.

Oh, and then there is Penelope.

Our little piece of pink perfection.

Say hello.


She is looking for a good home.

And it could be yours.

How to Enter to Win

Enter as often as you like. Just leave a separate comment saying that you’ve sent out a tweet or that you clicked over to UStream.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Sign up to participate using the below Linky.
  2. Head over to the Mirassou UStream page and click the box entitled, REMIND ME, under Upcoming Shows at the bottom of the page.  {By doing so, you’ll receive a reminder email as the live chat approaches.  You will NOT be subscribed to emails from UStream, Mirassou or The SITS Girls.}
  3. Send out this tweet:

    I’m joining David #Mirassou for a virtual #wine tasting on Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm EST. And you should too!

  4. PARTICIPATE!  Join us live on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm PST/8:00 pm EST for all the fun.

Good luck and we can’t wait to chat with everyone next week!

Get to Know David Mirassou

David Mirassou represents the sixth generation of America’s oldest winemaking family. These days, David serves as Mirassou Winery’s spokesperson, and is involved in many of Mirassou Winery’s daily activities. David has been touring the country celebrating Mirassou’s more than 150 years of winemaking, as well as introducing the Mirassou Winery’s new premium wines.

Mirassou Wine

Growing up at the family’s historic winery, David has been involved in every aspect of the winemaking process, from planting and harvesting to barreling and bottling. David knew at an early age that he would continue to be involved in the wine business.
Throughout his life, David’s passion for wine has flourished. He believes that in the past 20 years, the vintners of his state have surpassed the rest of the world in their craft through their willingness to experiment with new processes in winemaking, while simultaneously respecting tradition.

In David’s travels throughout the country as Mirassou Winery’s spokesperson, he has noticed that consumers are looking for a more approachable, food-friendly wine, and that people are becoming more interested in experimenting with brighter, more expressive wines that are true to their varietal character. This trend in preferences fits in with his own philosophy, in which wine is a wonderful addition to any occasion, and is best enjoyed with food, friends and family.

Applying the valuable hands-on experience he gained from working in every aspect of his family’s original winery operations, David’s first role outside the Mirassou family’s winery was as a sales representative for a California wholesaler for two years. He then returned to work for the Mirassou family’s original winery. David currently enjoys speaking and talking about his wines and has been a wine judge at several wine competitions, including the California State Fair, Los Angeles County Fair and Long Beach Grand Cru. He serves on the board of directors of the California Culinary Academy’s Educational Foundation, an organization that helps students obtain an education in culinary arts and hospitality management, and is on the board of the University of San Francisco’s McLaren College of Business.

Giveaway Details:
This giveaway ends Thursday, August 23 at 6:00 pm PST/9:00 pm EST. 11 winners will be chosen randomly and announced on The SITS Girls Facebook page at the conclusion of the UStream chat. Entrants are limited to the U.S. only. Read more about our sweepstakes policies here. All prizes are sponsored by The SITS Girls and are not affiliated with the Mirassou Winery.

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  1. Deb Anderson says

    That was a great presentation! If you missed it, you REALLY missed a fun and informative time!