When you just need to detox, and you curl up quietly on the couch with a favorite bottle, what wine are you most likely to drink? That's the question that drove this month's Wine Blogging Wednesday, the blogosphere's virtual wine tasting party. Hosted by Joel over at Wine Life Today, this month's theme was Comfort Wines, and last week bloggers from all over the globe settled down to review the wines that that provide refuge, solace, nostalgia, and general soothing whenever they need it.
In which wines do wine bloggers find so much comfort? They ranged from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, to Napa Meritage, to Chinon, to Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, to a prairie wine from Wisconsin. For many the choice was a specific bottle or a specific producer, while others gravitated to a certain varietal or a certain region.
We all find different things in wine. Or perhaps more accurately, wine evokes different things in all of us. But it most certainly does comfort, and that is worth celebrating.
Check out how wine bloggers do just that by reading through this month's roundup.
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