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.
The Seven Percent Solution Tasting: May 11, Healdsburg, CA Vinography Images: Green But Getting There Churton Wines, Marlborough, New Zealand: Recent Releases A Dark Day For Wine Lovers How to Love Italian Wine or Die Trying: A First Timer's Guide to VinItaly Stella di Campalto, Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Italy: Current Releases 2013 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival: May 17-19, Philo, CA Vinography Images: Cover Crop Grape Pickings for US Lawyers When it Comes to Rosé, Italy Gives France a Run for the Money
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