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Wine Blogging Wednesday #74: Happy Bitch Wines “Happy Bitch” NV Rose

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By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor This month’s edition of Wine Blogging Wednesday, the 74th such edition, is being hosted by Tim Elliott, long-time blogger and podcaster at Winecast.  The theme: Value Sparkling Wine, which Tim has defined as anything $25 and under. Perhaps not surprisingly, I usually try to wedge a New York wine in as my WBW entry when possible. Most of my favorite local sparklers, sadly, do not qualify. They tend to be $30 and up. But then I remembered that my friend Debbie Gioquindo sent me a bottle of Happy Bitch Wines “Happy Bitch” Rose a few…

Announcing Wine Blogging Wednesday #61: At the Source

By Lenn Thompson, Founder and Editor-in-Chief As the founder of Wine Blogging Wendesday, I like to hop in and host at least once a year. It's fun to force people to drink what you tell them to. It's a power rush. A boost to my ego. Okay. What really happened is that the planned host for September went and got pregnant and gracefully bowed out until after the baby is born in the spring. So, I'm jumping in so we don't miss a month. After brainstorming a bit, I dismissed simply making participants drink local again. That's been done. But,…

Wine Blogging Wednesday #59 Announced: WBW #59: An Homage to Kushi no Kami

The 59th edition of Wine Blogging Wednesday, hosted by The Passionate Foodie, is an homage to Kushi no Kami. Not sure what that is? I have no idea what it is that's why it's just the kind of WBW theme that inspired the event in the first place — a forced exploration of a region or type of wine that is new or unknown. So who or what is Kushi no Kami? Turns out that it's an ancient name for the god of Saké. I've had Saké exactly once in my life and it was cheap, warm stuff at a…

Wine Blogging Wednesday #56 Fine Kosher Wines

By Lenn Thompson, Editor and Publisher Today is Wine Blogging Wednesday #56. I know I say it almost every month, but it is still fascinating to me that the virtual wine tasting I founded 56 months ago is still going strong. This month, we're hosted by John, who is better known as The Corkdork. The theme is Fine Kosher Wines, something that I knew little about (and still probably don't, given the small sampling that I did.) Before this edition of WBW, I actually had never knowingly tasted a Kosher wine. I guess it's possible that I had some Manischewitz…

Wine Blogging Wednesday #56 Announcement: Fine Kosher Wines

I honestly don't know that I've ever tasted a Kosher wine. I'm sure that I have, at some point along the way, but I've never had a reason to specifically seek them out. I've heard a lot about them, and very little of it has been good. And that's why, when John over at The Corkdork got in touch with me about hosting WBW this month with a Kosher wine theme just in time for Passover, I thought "Hey, that sure would give me an excuse to try some Kosher wine. Let's do it!" So there you have it. That's…

Wine Blogging Wednesday #54 Announced: A Passion for Piedmont

I haven't done a great job writing about it lately, but Wine Blogging Wednesday is still rolling along. In fact, we're coming up on the 54th edition. It never ceases to amaze me that the little virtual wine tasting event I created over four years ago is still going and is still so popular. February's edition will be hosted by one of my favorite bloggers, David McDuff of McDuff's Food & Wine Trail. The theme is one that I'm looking forward to as well: A Passion for Piedmont. I have to admit, I don't know a whole lot about the…

Wine Blogging Wednesday #53: McGregor Vineyard 2007 Dry Riesling

Okay, I'm late Wine Blogging Wednesday #53, hosted by El Jefe from El Bloggo Torcido. Sue me. But, at least I'm still taking part, albeit a few days late. I had to because this theme, wines with breakfast, is one of the most unique we've had in the 4+ years of WBW. Of course, anyone who knows Jefe won't be surprised that he is the mastermind behind an off-the-wall theme. Wine with breakfast, you say? He took us even one step further…outlawing sparkling, rose and sweet wines. We had to pick a dry red or dry white. He did cut…

Wine Blogging Wednesday #52: Cono Sur 2007 Carmenere

I'm a bad bad founder. I didn't taste this wine until tonight, even though I've had it lined up for a while now, and this is going to be a quickie review… not what I typically like to do for Wine Blogging Wednesday. This month's edition, hosted by "Big Cincy" Tim Lemke of Cheap Wine Ratings, focuses on value red wines from Chile, a country I've not explored much in the past. To take the exploration even further, I decided to taste a Carmenere, a grape that I don't taste very often. In fact, I can't remember the last time…

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…

Wine Blogging Wednesday #42: 7 Words — Carlo Massimiliano Gritti 2003 Il Doge

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Wine Blogging Wednesday is back today with one of its old-time participants, Andy of Spittoon.biz playing host. Andy is one of the founding fathers of wine blogging, and he’s challenged WBW participants in a whole new way this time ’round. The wine itself this month is easy enough. We had only to choose something red from Italy. Where the challenge comes in is the tasting note, where we’re only allowed to use 7 words. In the spirit of the theme, I’m not going to go on and on with Carlo Massimiliano Gritti 2003 Il Doge’s background either. You can read…