I've fallen behind in my blog reading (I'm sure I'm the only one who has that problem) so I've only just become aware that Wine Blogging Wednesday #20 has been announced. Hosted for the first time by someone who is more of a Podcaster than a blogger, Wine for Newbies, this April's virtual wine tasting party will focus on white wines that fall outside of the big three: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling. One of the catches here, though, is that you can't drink a white blend, it's gotta be a 100% varietal wine. Not that this should be a problem, what with probably six thousand different white varietals to choose from.
Starved for suggestions? Here's a bunch off the top of my head: Gewurztraminer, Verdelho, Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Gruner Veltliner, Roussanne, Marsanne, Torrontes, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Ribolla, Soave, Prosecco, Muscat, Zibibbo, Semillon, Pedro Ximinez, Fernao Pires, Colombard... etc. etc.
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