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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Warm Up: The North Fork of Long Island I'll Drink to That: Kareem Massoud of Paumanok Vineyards 2015 Family Winemakers Tasting: August 16, San Francisco I'll Drink to That: Ryan Looper of T. Edward Wines Lost Treasures in the Sierra Foothills: The Wines of Renaissance Vineyards Warm Up: The Wachau I'll Drink to That: Leo Alzinger of Weingut Alzinger Petaluma Gap Wine Tasting: August 8th, Petaluma, CA I'll Drink to That: Monica Samuels of Vine Connections Vinography Images: Cool Climate Chardonnay
Wine Will Never Smell the Same Again: Luca Turin and the Science of Scent Forlorn Hope: The Remarkable Wines of Matthew Rorick Debating Robert Parker At His Invitation Passopisciaro Winery, Etna, Sicily: Current Releases Should We Care What Winemakers Say? The Sweet Taste of Freedom: Austria's Ruster Ausbruch Wines 2009 Burgundy Vintage According to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Charles Banks: The New Man Behind Mayacamas Wine from the Caldera: The Incredible Viticulture of Santorini Why Community Tasting Notes Sites Will Fail Chateau Rayas and the 2012 Vintage of Chateauneuf-du-Pape A Life Indomitable: The Wines of Casal Santa Maria, Portugal Bay Area Bordeaux: Tasting Santa Cruz Mountain Cabernets Forgotten Jewels: Reviving Chile's Old Vine Carignane The First-Timer's Guide to Les Trois Glorieuses of Hospices de Beaune