I don't write about it as often here on NYCR as I used to (or maybe should) but the Wine Blogging Wednesday train continues on, with next week's edition marking the 68th virtual wine tasting.
The theme is Got Gamay? and it's being hosted by Frank Morgan of Drink What You Like, a blog with a decided drink local slant (Virginia wines).
There's very little gamay grown in New York, and what is grown and made here isn't all that interesting to me, so I'll likely be looking to two of my favorite non-NY regions: Beaujolais and the Loire Valley.
In fact, I think I know what my wine will be already, but you'll have to come back next week to hear about it.
Want to join in the fun? Frank lays out the rules nicely:
"Stop by your local wine shop – pick up a bottle or two of Gamay-based
wine, drink it, think about it, stare at it, and share your thoughts
about it in written form. If you’re new to the wonderful world of
Gamay, look for wines from your region first. If you’re unable to find a
local Gamay, search out imports from Lynch and Dressner. If you’re a
Gamay fan, please try a new one that you’ve never had before –
especially one that’s rare and/or quirky.
Then, on or before Wednesday, April 21 write about your Gamay
tasting experience and post it on your blog, or in the comments section
here. Since we are an all-inclusive group, I encourage you to
participate even if you don’t have a blog. You can email
me your tasting notes, and I’ll include them in the WBW 68 roundup."
WBW can be a lot of fun and I'm curious to see what people come up with.