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Reminders: Wine Blogging Wednesday and Brooklyn Uncorked

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Tomorrow is going to be a fun day, that’s for sure. For one, it’s Wine Blogging Wednesday #33, with mid-priced wines from the Midi as the theme. Don’t worry Marcus, I won’t let the rest of the day’s events interfere with WBW. Wouldn’t be very "founderly" of me now, would it? Tomorrow is also Brooklyn Uncorked, which just might be the premier Long Island wine event of the year. It looks like most of the wineries are participating and it’s going to be a lot of fun. I get to taste most of Long Island’s wines without going to events…

Wine Blogging Wednesday #33 Announced: Mid-Priced Wines from the Midi

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Well folks, it looks like I’m not going to be able to drink a New York wine for WBW #33, hosted this time around by Doktor Weinolb. The theme is wines from the southern French region of Languedoc-Roussillon (which is often referred to as the Midi). It’s not that simple though. Marcus wants to highlight the mid-priced wines of the region, so your wine of choice should be between $15 and $30 bucks. This is a region that I haven’t explored much at all. But, I’ll certainly enjoy seeing what I can find in local shops. Something tells me that…

WBW #32: Regular vs. Reserve

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Today is the second Wednesday of the month, and lately that means it’s Wine Blogging Wednesday. This month’s edition–the events 32nd–is hosted by The Wine Cask Blog, which has asked participants to compare two wines from the same winery and same vintage, but one a ‘regular’ bottling and the other a ‘reserve.’ Definitely a fun concept and one I looked forward to. Rather than just do one comparison, I decided to do two pairs–one white, one red, one from the Finger Lakes, one from Long Island. Starting with the whites, I tasted and compared two 2005 chardonnays from Treleaven Wines…

Wine Blogging Wednesday #32 Announced — Regular vs. Reserve

Wine Blogging Wednesday is heading into it’s 32nd edition on April 11 and the theme is one that I’m really looking forward to–Regular vs. Reserve. The premise is simple, buy two bottles of the same varietal from the same producer, one the ‘regular’ bottling and the other the ‘reserve’ and see how the juice inside those bottles differ. Which do you prefer? Is the ‘reserve’ bottling worth the higher price? I expect that we’ll see a wide array of wines involved and I hope that a lot of people participate. Reserve wines can be expensive, but you can also find…

Wine Blogging Wednesday and Wine & Spirits Magazine

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Just a couple brief things this morning… First and foremost, don’t forget that today is Wine Blogging Wednesday #31: Non-Traditional Packaging. Nena and I will be tasting our bag-in-box wine this evening, so stay tuned for my contribution to everyone’s favorite virtual wine tasting. Secondly, I heard a rumor from a co-worker that this here blog was mentioned in the new April 2007 issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine. Of course their website isn’t one that would allow me to find out for sure and I don’t typically see the magazine around my house so I don’t read it often.…

LENNDEVOURS and Wine Blogging Wednesday in the Baltimore Sun

Hey guess what? LENNDEVOURS and Wine Blogging Wednesday both got a little print publicity over the weekend in the Baltimore Sun. The article, which ran in the paper’s "Ideas" section, was written by Troy McCullough and it’s a nice piece about everyone’s favorite virtual wine tasting. He does say this about WBW though: "A collection of blog posts, no matter how well-written, surely is a cold, cruel substitute for an actual wine event." Perhaps he’s overstating for effect, and it’s hard to argue that any virtual wine event is as fun as a similar event in the "real world"…I don’t think…

Wine Blogging Wednesday #31 Announced: Non-Traditional Packaging

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Okay everyone…get you box wines ready! Actually, you don’t have to review a box wine for the next edition of Wine Blogging Wednesday, this time hosted by Box Wines Blog. — Tetra packs, Tetra boxes and other non-traditionally packaged wines are fair game too. This should prove an interesting theme for everyone’s favorite wine blogging event. I hope that some people delve into their parents’ cellars and pull out some Almaden or Franzia too. Me? For the second month in a row, I’ll have to leave New York wines behind…no one here is doing anything that interesting with packaging.So, join…

WBW 30 Round-Up Posted at Winecast.net

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Leave it to Tim Elliott, he of my favorite wine podcast, Winecast.net, to break the record for Wine Blogging Wednesday with his theme of New World Syrah. Despite only taking over as host last minute because the original host went AWOL, WBW’s top arm out of the bullpen came though with a great theme, great promotion of that theme and 50 participants reviewing a grand total of 70 wines. Thanks again, Tim, for coming through in the clutch and putting together a great edition of WBW. For all of you WBW lovers out there, stay tuned for the next edition,…

WBW #30: Torbreck 2005 Woodcutter’s Shiraz

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Okay, so I’m a couple days late posting this. I swear that I did taste this wine before this past Wednesday, which was Wine Blogging Wednesday #30, hosted by Tim of Winecast. Of course, I didn’t take formal notes. The wine was enjoyed with some hastily prepared (and consumed) sausage fajitas in between Jackson’s meals. But I did come away with some impressions. When I first opened it, the nose was simple–all blackberry jam–and the palate was similarly boring. "Just another Aussie fruit bomb" I thought to myself. But, I was taken away for a couple hours, you know, changing…

Wine Blogging Wednesday #30 Announced: New World Syrah/Shiraz

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Can you believe that February 7 is the 30th installment of Wine Blogging Wednesday already? It seems like only yesterday that I stole borrowed the idea for Is My Blog Burning and turned it into a wine event. Anyway, here we are at #30 with Tim of Winecast serving as host. I’d like to thank him for filling in for the scheduled host, who is AWOL. I know what Tim’s original them was (not going to ruin the surprise for a later WBW vintage) but it wasn’t particularly seasonal. So, he turned to a wine that we both think will…