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May 29, 2005

Wine Blogging Wednesday #8 Announced

http://winecast.net [Winecast] I will be producing another special edition of Winecast in honor of Wine Blogging Wednesday this time focused on the wines of Sicily. The date is April 13th. I will look for wines made from more conventional grapes this time

Some slightly related from Technorati and Google.

[Vivi's Wine Journal] Juice Round-up - Wine Reviews: Collectively, the blogs of the world represent a little less "high and mighty" and more of an approachable view of wines they've tasted. In fact, they often rebuke "the establishment" of wine. More approachable wine discussions are good for everyone. Wine Blogs of the world make good reading and more often then not they find some smaller winery wines that may get overlooked elsewhere.

[Vinography: a wine blog] Things I Missed in May: Wine Blogging Wednesday #9: Think Pink was held in May, and participants ended up reviewing 39 rose wines, many of which looked fantastic. Look out for the 10th installment of this virtual tasting event on June 8th.

[Bernie's Bargain Wine Reviews] Margan 2003 Shiraz Saigneé: It's a rose. Was inspired to get one after a recent Wine Blogging Wednesday on Becks and Posh blog that featured the topic, that I ended up missing for one reason or another. But saw this bottle for $7.49, at Schneider's, one of DC's best value wine stores, and had to give it a try. I've haven't tried a rose for years, especially since the only ones I could remember were the ones that were sickly sweet, chugged back before a high school prom or other such august occasion.

[Vivi's Wine Journal] Tablas Creek 2002 Rosé (Paso Robles) - WBW #9: This Rose has a violet rose color, almost looks like a slightly diluted Pinot Noir.  The aroma is very fruity with a bubble gum or cotton candy character to it.  Really different from other wines.  We tasted it pretty cool, somewhere below room temperature but not as cold as most of our white wines.  When you take in the first sip its almost like a refreshing “wild berry” flavored chardonnay, but a little cleaner.  I would liken it to tasting a tropical fruit poolside at a nice hotel in Maui (at least thats what it makes me think of .  The acidity keeps the fruit flavors balanced and has a long, dry cherry finish.  Really an enjoyable experience and, again, thanks to Wine Blogging Wednesday for the great topic.  I don’t think we would have tried this one if it was the topic for this month!

http://www.lechai.com/weblog [Turn the Screw] Wine Blogging Wednesday #9: Oriel 'Femme Fatale' Bordeaux Rosé 2003This is a very new 'winery' and the first full bottle of theirs that I have been able to sit down with. I attended a luncheon on Tuesday featuring a number of their wines and while they all weren't gems, this one did stand out.

Spittoon - wine news and tasting notes.[Spittoon - wine news and tasting notes.] Wine Blogging Wednesday 10 Announced.: May 19, 2005

[Becks & Posh] a-Ring-a-Ring-of-Rosés: Thiswine comes to us from France's Rhône Valley and is a blend of Grenache,Syrah and Cinsault, and the grapes are harvested somewhat late according to thelabel. While this wine is not as sweet as a typical late harvest Riesling, forexample, it is definitely a sweeter wine than the Van Duzer. Upon the firsttaste, my mind immediately raced to the words "wine cooler." Not a good initialreaction! But as I dove into the wine a bit more, I found it to be thoroughlyenjoyable.

[Vinography.com] Vinography: a wine blog: WBW2: Spanish Red Wine -- October 6th, 2004: The strength of the Euro pushes prices up and I don't want to exclude a lot of wines through an arbitrary price cap (it was certainly hard for me to find the last wine under $15). Also, I don't see any reason why if someone is interested in tasting and blogging about something more pricey we should stop them. If we get enough people, I figure we'll have a pretty good price distribution so that we don't end up with a bunch of wines that most people can't find.

[Vinography.com] Vinography: a wine blog: Wine Blogging Wednesday#8: Sicilian Reds: I'm a little late to the train on this announcement, but in case you haven't heard it elsewhere, our monthly virtual wine tasting event, Wine Blogging Wednesday, will be happening in its 8th incarnation on Wednesday, April 13th, in the form of WBW8: Sicilian Reds. (If this weren't an appropriately celebratory event in itself, it's also my birthday). Hosted by a blog appropriately entitled "I Love Sicily" we will all take a romp through the rustic reds of this small and unique section of the Mediterranean.

[Lennthompson.typepad.com] LENNDEVOURS: Proposal for a Wine Blogging Day: It must come from a New World wine nation that isn't the U.S., which leaves you places such as Australia, Argentina, New Zealand and Chile. Once you drink the wine (hopefully with friends!() you should post a picture of the bottle/label and write a little blurb with your impressions of the wine, what food you either did or would pair with it and, if possible, post an "official" tasting note for the wine. You can often find those online. I like to read those first and then compare it with what my palate tastes.

[Becksposhnosh.blogspot.com] Becks & Posh: Think Pink ! Wine Blogging Wednesday #9 is announced.: If you can, give us some background details, history, winemakers, place of purchase, cost. Just so you know, some bloggers like to suggest food pairings too, but this is not, by any means, a must. You don't have to be an expert wine taster to join in either. WBW warmly welcomes particpants with any level of experience, from beginners (like me) to expert wine bloggers with wine-dedicated blogs.

[Becksposhnosh.blogspot.com] Becks & Posh: Did you Think Pink? It's Wine Blogging Wednesday #9: When I volunteered, back in 2004, to host a wine blogging Wednesday, and Lenn and myself agreed on on the month of May and the subject of rosé, I pictured myself lazily hanging out on the deck one early summer Sunday afternoon, mindlessly munching on some delectable homemade nibbles whilst supping a delightful, chilled glass of pink wine.

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Posted at May 29, 2005 08:53 AM


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