Browsing CategoryWine Blogging Wednesday

WBW #51: Baked Goods: The Rare Wine Co. Historic Series Madeira, Charleston Sercial Special Reserve

Wine Blogging Wednesday just cannot be stopped. Here we are, more than 4 years after its inception (this IS the 51st edition) and the theme is one of the few that shoved me way out of my comfort zone. Not only was I forced to leave my beloved state of New York, but I also had to try a style of wine that I know very (very very) little about: wines that are intentionally oxidized at warm/hot temperatures. That's why the one and only (thankfully!) Joe Roberts, known in the blogosphere as 1WineDude, our esteemed host, termed the theme "Baked…

WBW #50: Wine in the Wilderness

Welcome to Wine Blogging Wednesday #50, hosted by Russ Beebe, known to many as the Winehiker. Given this alter ego, it is surely no surprise that Russ chose a "wine worthy of a hike" as his theme. Unfortunately, there isn’t a ton of hiking to be had on Long Island. You see, it’s really just an overgrown sand bar jutting out into the Atlantic. But, there is a hike that I love that is still somewhat local… to my in-laws. The name of the mountain is Vroman’s Nose in Middleburgh, NY. Nena and I hiked to the summit on my…

Wine Blogging Wednesday #50 Announced

You know, it’s funny how numbers work in my head. For some reason, the 48th and 49th editions of WBW didn’t hit me over the head with a "Wow, we’ve been at this a while" the way that the 50th edition is. 50. That’s Five-Zero. We’ve been at this a long time and I’m happy to report that I still look forward to it as much as I ever have. This edition will be hosted by the Winehiker, known as Russ Beebe offline on his blog Winehiker Witiculture, which chronicles two of his loves — hiking and wine. Given his…

WBW #49: Swedish Hill Winery 2007 Vidal Blanc (Finger Lakes)

Welcome to the 49th edition of the original virtual wine tasting event, Wine Blogging Wednesday, hosted by 2 Days Per Bottle. The theme? It’s more of a question than a theme: "What will you drink to toast the end of the Bush era? Will it be something to honor the 43rd President, or are you just looking forward to 44? Will it be something from Texas, which Bush calls home, or Connecticut, where he was really raised? Maybe a nice French champagne, a bit of a poke in his eye? Or do you prefer Italian prosecco, since they supported the…

Wine Blogging Wednesday #48: Back to Our Roots

Okay, so I’m a little late pulling this together. As anyone who has hosted WBW knows, the least-fun part about doing so is compiling the roundup post. Sure, it’s fun to read everyone’s submission, but typing them up in one place just isn’t very fun. I wish LENNDEVOURS could afford a free intern. Yes, I know a free intern is free. Anyway, we had 34 participants this time around (including yours truly). Some of these blogs were, I’m embarassed to say, new to me. I don’t read as many blogs as I used to. But, I’ll be adding several new…

Wine Blogging Wednesday #48: Black Opal 2006 Chardonnay (South Eastern Australia)

Welcome to Wine Blogging Wednesday’s 4th birthday celebration. That’s right, it’s the 48th edition of the wine blogosphere’s favorite monthly online tasting event. As the humble founder of the event, I decided to host the event and ask participants to take a look back… back into their wine-drinking history. As I said in the original post, we’re all wine lovers, but we have gotten where we are today in a variety of ways on a variety of paths. These long, windy paths are littered with wines the world over. I just want you to pick one of the wines from…

Announcing Wine Blogging Wednesday #48: Back to Your Roots

roots

Four years. That’s a long time… especially in the world of the Web and blogs. But, next month’s edition of Wine Blogging Wednesday will mark the event’s 48th edition. Four years of tasting wine together, virtually. Over the years, we’ve explored many regions and grapes We’ve had fun themes. We’ve had more academic ones. As the founder of this little thing we affectionately refer to as WBW, I’m going to host the 4th anniversary celebration and I’m going to ask you to go back to your roots… your wine drinking roots that is. We’re all wine lovers, but we have…

WBW #46: Martha Clara Vineyards 2007 Viognier

viognier

Today is Wine Blogging Wednesday, hosted by Dr. Debs of Good Wine Under $20, a blog that has received quite a bit of acclaim over the past year or so. The theme she chose proved to be a bit of a challenge for the guy who tries to drink as much local wine as he can — particularly for WBW. You see, she wanted participants to drink a wine made from the white varieties of the Rhone Valley in France… things like Marsanne, Roussane and Viognier. New York is a bit cool, generally, for those grapes, but one North Fork…

The Wine Blogging Wednesday Logo Contest Semi-Finals

Before we get to the WBW Logo Contest semi-finalists or discuss the voting procedures, I just want to thank each and every person who submitted a logo or logos for consideration. There were dozens of great entries and it was difficult for the WBW advisors to narrow it down to the 6 you see below. I was planning to post all of the entries, but that would have been over whelming on many levels. Take a look at the final 6 logos here or at Flickr account I’ve created for them. Voting will take place over on the  Wine Blogging…

WBW #44: French Cabernet Franc: Domaine Gasnier 2006 Chinon Cuvee Les Graves

chinon

This month’s edition of Wine Blogging Wednesday, hosted by none other than Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV, is one I’ve been looking forward to for sometime for a few reasons. First, as the founder of this here virtual wine tasting club, it’s great to have Gary on board this month. Like him or hate him, he’s big time in the online wine world. He’s been on Ellen, Conan, Nightline and now he’s hosting WBW. You’ll notice that we wouldn’t let him host WBW until after the other gigs. We had to make sure he was for real and not…