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05.31.2006

WBW22 Has Been Announced: Low Alchohol Reds

wbw_icon.jpgThe next incarnation of the popular virtual wine tasting event Wine Blogging Wednesday has been announced. Hosted by Tim over at Winecast.Net, WBW22 will feature red wines with less than 12.5% alcohol.

Alcohol levels in wine, especially red wine, is a hot topic (no pun intended) these days. There certainly have been several lively conversations on the subject here at Vinography.

The fact is, it will be tough for most of you who are interested in participating to actually find wines that qualify for this event. My suggestion, seek out red wines from the Loire, South Africa, and Northern Italy.

The event will be held on Wednesday, June 14th, so do your shopping in advance and then drink and blog away.

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