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09.08.2004

WBW2: Spanish Red Wine -- October 6th, 2004

I've offered to host and promote the second version of the Wine Blogging Wednesday which occurred last week. It was a lot of fun to see various bloggers reviewing wines around a theme on the same day. We had about 13 participants last time and I hope to see more this time -- we have a ways to go before we catch up with the incredibly popular Is My Blog Burning?

How WBW Works:

Each month we choose a theme. This month will be Spanish Red wine. spain.jpg

On the first Wednesday of the month (October 6th) you post a blog entry on your blog with a review of a wine that fits the theme. At the very least, tell us what the wine was and how you liked it. If you can take photos of the wine and do some research to find "official" tasting notes, scores, or other information about the wine, even better.

Send me a note or a trackback ping to this entry to let me know you are participating, and then on October 6th, send me an e-mail to make sure I know about your blog entry. I'll send out a reminder the week before.

One or two days later I will post a round-up of all the reviews for everyone's benefit.

It's that easy, and should be a lot of fun. Remember that you don't have to know squat about wine in general, or about the specific wine that you choose, just have fun drinking it and write about your experience on your blog.

If you have any questions let me know. See you online 4 weeks from today!

Comments (13)

Lenn wrote:
09.08.04 at 10:31 AM

Thanks for hosting this time around! We've got about 25 people interested in doing it again (or for the first time) so we should have a great turn out!

I already know what bottle I'm going to taste for the event...but I'll keep that to myself for now.

09.08.04 at 11:57 AM

Pity it's not Spanish white: then I could do Txacolina.

Anyway, I'm in (mmm. Tempranillo). I notice there's no price limit though?

Alder wrote:
09.08.04 at 12:08 PM

Yes. No price restrictions for a couple of reasons. The strength of the Euro pushes prices up and I don't want to exclude a lot of wines through an arbitrary price cap (it was certainly hard for me to find the last wine under $15). Also, I don't see any reason why if someone is interested in tasting and blogging about something more pricey we should stop them. If we get enough people, I figure we'll have a pretty good price distribution so that we don't end up with a bunch of wines that most people can't find.

enoch choi wrote:
09.08.04 at 7:59 PM

can't wait. got a case of a spanish red that Robert Parker considers "possibly the best wine value ever" and can't wait for an excuse to try it again...

wam wrote:
09.08.04 at 11:34 PM

Fantastic ! Just discovered your blog AND this great idea. I'll be a part of it next October 6th. As I am living in France, I'll blog both in French & English.

Besides, I am going to link your blog.

Irene wrote:
09.09.04 at 3:57 AM

Cuisine Capers is on board!

Irene
http://www.cuisinecapers.com

Jennifer wrote:
09.09.04 at 5:42 AM

Yes, I am definitely in! I love Spanish Reds...and thanks by the way for including a map of the area...this time I'm hoping I'll actually remember the guidelines when I buy, drink and review my wine (dumb, dumb, dumb!). I'm still flogging myself for the last one.

Jeanne wrote:
09.10.04 at 2:16 AM

Count me in!! I only found out about the last Wine Wednesday on 2 September - too late to do anything about it :-( But for this one I'm there with a vengeance! Thanks for hosting!

09.13.04 at 3:59 PM

Woohoo.... spent time in Madrid this year, and brought back a nice little stash for my cellar. Not to mention Tempranillo was just the featured grape of the month at the Girls On Grapes wine club (www.girlsongrapes.com). Got some yummy finds through that little tasting! Looks like I might need to clear my calendar for the day after the tasting?!?!? I'm in!

Care to participate in IMBB#8? WE'd love to have you!

Linda wrote:
09.15.04 at 7:17 PM

Count me in! Our wine rack is sporting mostly Italian reds these days and I'm looking forward to checking out some new Spanish finds.

karen wrote:
09.27.04 at 5:13 AM

edible tales is in. and tks for hosting!

Gastronomie wrote:
09.27.04 at 11:45 AM

Gastronomie is in!

I have a Monastrell in the wine fridge that's ready to come out.

10.02.04 at 9:27 AM

As long as the current overtime schedule at work doesn't get too crazy, I think I will be in...

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