Piedmont-Region-Wine-MapI 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 wines of that region in Italy, so this will be a fun edition of WBW for me. David offers a brief run-down saying:

While there are some fine white wines made in the region – from Gavi di
Gavi to Roero Arneis to Moscato d’Asti – there’s no denying that
Piedmont is red wine country. The Nebbiolo-based wines of Barolo and
Barbaresco may steal the thunder. But it’s the wines made from
Piedmont’s other two primary varieties – Barbera and Dolcetto – that
appear most often on the Piedmontese table. Less common regional
specialties like Freisa, Grignolino and Brachetto add local color and
help to make Piedmont one of Italy’s most diverse wine zones.

Join us on February 18!