Who knew that petite sirah would be so popular as a Wine Blogging Wednesday theme? Well, apparently someone did, because she chose it as the theme for WBW #40 Que Sirah Sirah.

The Wannabe certainly doesn’t seem like any sort of poser to me. She’s posted the round up for this edition of WBW and we tied the record for number of participants with 54 blogs joining us. Thanks for hosting Megan!

Of course, we can’t bask in the glow of WBW #40 for too long, what with the first WBW of 2008 right around the corner.

WBW #41 will be hosted by Jack and Joanne from Fork & Bottle. And, their theme is one that I’m excited to buy for, white wines from the Friuli region of Italy. These are some of the most interesting, unique whites around and they definitely diverge from the insipid pinot grigio that you might think of when you think of Italian whites.

So join us on Wednesday, January 16.