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04.22.2007

WBW#33 Has Been Announced: Languedoc Value Wines

wbw_icon.jpgThe 33rd monthly edition of Wine Blogging Wednesday, the blogosphere's monthly virtual wine tasting party will take place on May 16th. For those unfamiliar with this event, every month a pre-determined blog owner selects a theme for a wine tasting, and anyone who wants to participate must simply review a wine that fits that theme on the appointed day.

This month's theme, hosted by Marcus, who runs the blog Dr. Weingolb, is value priced wines from the Languedoc Roussillon appellation of southeastern France. Marcus has asked us to select wines between $15 and $30 from any of the Languedoc's many sub-appellations.

So get out there and grab a Corbieres, a Minervois, a Côtes du Roussillon, a Saint-Chinian or any of a dozen others and join in the fun. You don't have to be a wine blogger to participate. Heck, you don't even have to be a blogger (though you will need to put up a post somewhere to participate). Let me know if you need help.

Comments (3)

Marcus wrote:
04.22.07 at 3:20 PM

Hi Alder -- thanks for giving this a push!

It's really not too tricky to participate in this one... I'm even trying to drum up non-bloggers "commenting in" their reviews to Doktor Weingolb.

It could make for an extensive round-up. I'm thinking that for each non-blogger review I get in my comments I could reformat it into a post on my add-on site called Doktor Weingolb's appendix (of course I couldn't resist calling it that).

Easy participation is part of the easy approach of the Languedoc-Roussillon $15-30 theme: easy-to-find wine values that are easy on the wallet and on the palate!

(One admittedly not-so-easy thing about Languedoc-Roussillon is its appellation system and the "vin de pays" regulations that try to mirror it -- stay tuned for posts to decipher this issue... in the meantime, check this list of suggested names from the region.

04.22.07 at 11:05 PM

Dear Alder, did you know that the Italian Bloggers created some months ago (exactly 5) a kind of European recreation of your Wine Blogging Wednesday? This is "Il vino dei Blogger" and each month a wine blogger involved in the idea proposes a wine, an idea to be shared and communicated by the other bloggers. See www.aristide.biz for the coming issue on the 3th May, about rosé wines!
All the best,
Joan

John Nezlek wrote:
04.29.07 at 10:39 AM

Dear All,

Allow me to recomend (heartily) the following:

2004 Chateau Coupe Roses Minervois Cuvee Vignals

It should be around $13 (excl shipping and taxes).

I (and a few colleagues) have enjoyed it very much. For the rating conscious among you, the Wine Advocate gave it an 88 -- well deserved. In fact, writing this message a has caused me to think about opening a bottle tonight. I am "fruit-bombed" out, and I am looking for something more traditional (i.e., French).

Best,

John

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