My second turn hosting Wine Blogging Wednesday has come a bit sooner than I expected, but I’m pleased to announce the theme for our 30th edition of this virtual tasting event. You will remember last summer I chose the theme of Lite (alcohol) Reds and we had a great turnout and some interesting wines were tasted and blogged. This time I thought of going a bit in the other direction and selected a theme that would not be difficult for participants to find great wines and provide some warmth for those of us with snow on the ground.
So the theme of WBW 30 is New World Syrah/Shiraz.
The only rule here is the wine needs to be made from at least 51% Syrah or Shiraz and come from the New World. That leaves quite a bit of freedom to find great examples from Australia, South Africa or the United States. Other places to check out are Chile and Argentina where some interesting Syrah is being produced. Your wine can be 100% Syrah/Shiraz or a blend. It can be a simple $5 Washington State bottling or Penfolds Grange. Whatever expression of the classic grape of The Rhone made outside of it’s Old World home is what I’m proposing.
Join me on or before February 7th by posting your tasting notes on your blog and sending me an email with your name and blog URL. If you don’t have a blog, just email your notes to me and I will post them here. Incidentally, Lenn and I chose February 7th since the next 2 Wednesdays are Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday.
Hope you can find a wine in 2 weeks or less and join the fun!