By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor

One of the things I've enjoyed most about Wine Blogging Wednesday over the years is how it forces participants to drink outside their comfort zone.

I obviously taste and drink a lot of New York wines. It's great having a blog-related reason to drink something else.

Enter Wine Blogging Wednesday and this month's host, Tim Elliot of Winecast.

From his post announcing the theme:

The theme for WBW 71 is,