Many of you have either heard of or participated in Is My Blog Burning? -- a monthly blog cooking event that is the brainchild of Alberto over at Il Forno. It's grown and grown over the past few months and it's has me thinking...can we do something similar with wine?
Now, when it comes to wine...there isn't nearly as much flexibility as there is with a theme like, say, soup. But, I think with a little creativity, we can come up with something that will be fun and a learning experience for all the oenophile bloggers out there!
The first "press" of the World Wide Wine Blogging Wednesday will take place on Wednesday, September 1st (it may take some time to get the word out, so let's start it a little over a month from now).
The theme: Inexpensive New World Merlot that is not from the United States
The rules...don't spend more than 15USD on the bottle. It must come from a New World wine nation that isn't the U.S., which leaves you places such as Australia, Argentina, New Zealand and Chile. Once you drink the wine (hopefully with friends!() you should post a picture of the bottle/label and write a little blurb with your impressions of the wine, what food you either did or would pair with it and, if possible, post an "official" tasting note for the wine. You can often find those online. I like to read those first and then compare it with what my palate tastes. It's a good way to learn as well.
Who's with me?
If you're up for it, and I hope you are, leave a comment and when you post on September 1st, email me a link and I'll write a wrap-up on the 2nd.
And remember all are welcome -- newbies, experts and winos. Wine is supposed to be fun...not snooty or snobby!