Posts Written OnFebruary 15, 2011

What We Drank (February 15, 2011)

This is what our editors and contributors were drinking last week… Evan Dawson: Barboursville Vineyards 2002 Cabernet Franc Reserve (Virginia) On a blind wine evening that included Barolo, white Rioja, Chablis, Cahors and Bordeaux, this wine snuck in and left a significant impression. Still youthful and structured at 8+ years old, it was a very pleasant surprise. Tasted blind, we hung on this one for a while. I settled timidly on cabernet franc and, pressed to identify a region, I said Long Island. That's a compliment. I expect that 2011 will be the year when I learn much more about…

Wine Blogging Wednesday #70 is Tomorrow

By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor Just a quick reminder that Wine Blogging Wednesday, the monthly tasting I created back in 2004 (after being inspired by a similarly styled food blog event) makes its triumphant return to the blogosphere tomorrow with WBW #70: Spain! hosted by Ryan and Gabriella Opaz of Catavino. For this 70th edition of WBW, the Iberian super-blogger duo is asking us to: Choose a Spanish wine or wines to taste on Wednesday the 16th of February.  Seek out Spanish wines that you