The first Wine Blogging Wednesday of 2006 has been announced.

John, known to those of us in the blogosphere as The Corkdork, is the host of WBW 17: Red Kiwis, so go out and buy a New Zealand red, tasted it, and write about it on January 4.

Once again, I’ll be forced to leave my local wine region…but that’s part of the fun of WBW.