What 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.
A wine book like no other. Photographs, essays, and wine recommendations. 2015 Roederer Award Winner.Learn more.
How to Help Lake County After the Fire Wine and Words in Three Volumes I'll Drink to That: Robert Bohr of Charlie Bird Vinography Images: Over a Barrel Warm Up: Sicilian Wine I'll Drink to That: Salvatore Geraci of Palari Vinography Unboxed: Week of September 27, 2015 Wine News: What I'm reading the Week of 9/27 The Lodi Zinfandel Revolution Continues I'll Drink to That: Master Sommelier Guy Stout
Wine Will Never Smell the Same Again: Luca Turin and the Science of Scent Forlorn Hope: The Remarkable Wines of Matthew Rorick Debating Robert Parker At His Invitation Passopisciaro Winery, Etna, Sicily: Current Releases Should We Care What Winemakers Say? The Sweet Taste of Freedom: Austria's Ruster Ausbruch Wines 2009 Burgundy Vintage According to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Charles Banks: The New Man Behind Mayacamas Wine from the Caldera: The Incredible Viticulture of Santorini Why Community Tasting Notes Sites Will Fail Chateau Rayas and the 2012 Vintage of Chateauneuf-du-Pape A Life Indomitable: The Wines of Casal Santa Maria, Portugal Bay Area Bordeaux: Tasting Santa Cruz Mountain Cabernets Forgotten Jewels: Reviving Chile's Old Vine Carignane The First-Timer's Guide to Les Trois Glorieuses of Hospices de Beaune