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May 31, 2005

Winecast 18 - Wine Blogging Wednesday #8

http://winecast.net [Winecast] Another special, mid-week podcast for Wine Blogging Wednesday featuring the red wines of Sicily. I have selected three wines made from the native Nero d’Avola grape for another live, “virtual tasting". I also share a bit of background on Sicilian wine.

Some slightly related from Technorati and Google.

amalah . com[amalah . com] Wednesday Advice Smackdown: I know that you are unable to imbibe, due to the impending birth of teeny, cute, and squishy Babalah, and I don't want to rub it in that you cannot partake of yummy, yummy alcohol but I desperately need your help and that of your food and wine savvy husband. I looooove food and I loooove wine, but I don't know what to pair with what. I am planning a hoity toity dinner party in a few weeks and if you could give me some tips on pairing food and wine I would be most appreciative. I am thinking of rack of lamb with dijon mustard, rosemary and breadcrumbs along with roasted new potatoes, grilled asparagus with olive oil and garlic, a salad of mixed baby greens and for dessert a tart with lemon curd and fruit.

[The Annals of Mr. Hyde] Details (The Rundown On My Narc Week): I laid down on the floor near the fireplace and kind of retreated into my own little world as the others talked. In my mind, I had already written the Narc-relationship part of the night off as a disaster. Again, now that I have a little bit of distance from the whole thing, I suspect that I was self-sabotaging in order to protect myself from what I was sure would be an inevitable disappointment.

[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: And just in case it's not economically feasible for you to open that $1200 bottle of Screaming Eagle to figure out whether it's corked, there's now a wine scanner that will basically give your bottle an MRI and pronounce what kind of shape it's in. The catch is that the machine costs $50,000. Whether someone will create a scanning service with it remains to be seen.

[Den of Iniquity] Pennance, Pennance, Pennance.....: . Well, tonight's a WineWednesday, so more blogging may be forthcoming this eve...

[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.

[Lennthompson.typepad.com] LENNDEVOURS: Wine Blogging Wednesday: 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.

[Vinography.com] Vinography: a wine blog: WBW2: Spanish Red Wine -- October 6th, 2004: No price restrictions for a couple of reasons. 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.

Spittoon.biz[Spittoon.biz] Spittoon - Announcing Wine Blogging Wednesday #7.: There are some superb single varietal Malbecs emanating from Argentina at the moment and they offer excellent value. (I have long championed the wines listed by Vinos Vinos the UK’s only Argentine specialist). Unless you include native American species of vine (vitis vinifera is the European species; there are several American ones) there is little from the New World that falls into our theme. Chile, South Africa, Australia and America are dominated by the international set.

[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 31, 2005 07:34 PM

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