Ever heard of DailyCandy? They describe themselves as "a free daily e-mail newsletter and website... the ultimate insider’s guide to what’s hot, new, and undiscovered — from fashion and style to gadgets and travel," as well as food and wine! They publish articles for eleven U.S. cities including Boston, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. They also have London edition.
Today's Boston Edition of the DailyCandy features a company called Tastoria. Tastoria is a wine media company that produces and broadcasts Virtual Wine Tasting Events over the Internet. If you live in the Boston area, several retailers provide the six wines that will be tasted during each event. The DailyCandy email says you can have the wine shipped to your door, but I haven't found any information about that on the Tastoria web site.
Anyway, very cool idea. DailyCandy is a great source of information and Tastoria seems like a great way to try new wines and have fun with some friends. Once you get over the geek factor of participating in a wine tasting event over the Internet, I'm sure you'll have a great time. And if nothing else, you'll have tried six new wines and depending on how many friends you invited over to share, you might be drunk too. Happy Tasting!