Time marches on inexorably, and before I know it, the opportunity to drink wine with bloggers around the world slips by. I completely missed Wine Blogging Wednesday last month. The 33rd incarnation of the Web's original virtual wine tasting event was focused on value priced wines from the Languedoc, and looks to have been well "attended" by all, and a nice learning experience about a significantly underrated wine region.
This month's event, which will take place on June 13th, is also focused on a somewhat underrated wine region, albeit closer to home: Washington State. Hosted appropriately by Catie, who is the Wild Wine Woman at Through The Walla Walla Grape Vine, WBW#34 will have us all drinking Cabernet from Washington, a prospect to which I look forward with relish.
I've been corresponding with one of my readers recently about Merlot and whether Napa was a good site for Merlot. I happen to think it is, and might arguably be the best producer of single varietal Merlot in the world. The only place that I can think of that actually gives it a run for its money is Washington state, and I can easily foresee a time when Washington might actually assume pre-eminence for this varietal. Of course, in addition to Merlot, Washington is home to some absolutely stellar Cabernet which I have enjoyed immensely over the years. For my participation in the event I think I'll be seeking out a good producer from the Red Mountain area, which is producing some stellar Bordeaux-style wines.
So join us wine bloggers on June 13th by drinking Washington Cabernet and writing about it somewhere online.
A wine book like no other. Photographs, essays, and wine recommendations. Learn more.
Putting a Cork in Your Thanksgiving Wine Anxiety Plumbing the Depths of Portugal: A Tasting Journey Vinography Images: Rain at Last The Mysterious Art of Selling Direct Critical Consolidation in Wine What Has California Got Against Wineries? Dirty Money for a Legendary Brand Vinography Images: Tendrils Highlights from Tasting Champagne with the Masters Off to Portugal for a Drink
Masuizumi Junmai Daiginjo, Toyama Prefecture Wine.Com Gives Retailers (and Consumers) the Finger 1961 Hospices de Beaune Emile Chandesais, Burgundy Wine Over Time The Better Half of My Palate 1999 KirÃ¡lyudvar "Lapis" Tokaji Furmint, Hungary What's Allowed in Your Wine and Winemaking Why Community Tasting Notes Sites Will Fail Appreciating Wine in Context The Soul vs. The Market 1989 Fiorano Botte 48 Semillion,Italy