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03.11.2006

WBW#19 Roundup Has Been Posted

wbw_icon.jpgWhat happens when 38 bloggers from all over the world take the advice, "When in Rhone drink like one, too?" The answer could only be contained in the roundup from this month's Wine Blogging Wednesday, the monthly virtual wine tasting for bloggers. This month's event, hosted by Jathan over at Wine Expression, focused our attention on Rhone style blends. A surprising number of participants actually broke out Rhone wines for the event, which was great to see.

Rhone wines remain some of my favorites in all of France. I have a soft spot in my heart for Gigondas, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and Vacqueyras in the South, and a deep love for the dark Syrahs of Cornas and Hermitage in the North. I'm also completely enamored with (and have been buying more and more lately) white wines from the Rhone.

In any case,there were some excellent wines reviewed for this event. Check out the roundup for tasting notes on all the wines and some ideas on what to shop for the next time you're out looking for something to drink with dinner.

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