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Announcing Wine Blogging Wednesday 80, Dry Rosé

Announcing Wine Blogging Wednesday 80, Dry Rosé

by Tim Elliott on July 17, 2013

Back in the the first year of wine blogging (2004 for those just joining us) Lenn Thompson of LENNDEVOURS (now New York Cork Report) made a modest proposal and Wine Blogging Wednesday (WBW) was born. I joined the monthly virtual tasting back at WBW 7 in early 2005 and have continued off and on over the years since and have maintained the WBW website. But interest wained in the event after Twitter tastings took hold and WBW went on long-term hiatus a couple times in recent years.

WBW logoBut the embers of WBW remained and there has been enough interest in the event recently that Lenn and I have decided to bring it back in its original, grass-roots format.

The idea is simple; each month a blogger “hosts” the virtual tasting determining the theme and posting a summary wrap-up some days after the event. On the Wednesday appointed for the tasting anyone can blog a post related to the theme and let the host know so their link can be included in the wrap-up post. Back in the day this literally meant a blog but over the years this has expanded to places like Tumblr and Google+; basically any public-facing spot on the web that doesn’t require a membership to view (so Facebook wall posts are out but you could participate on a Facebook page).

Got it?

I am pleased to announce the return of Wine Blogging Wednesday on August 14st for our 80th (non-consecutive) monthly tasting. My choice of theme was easy given the heat of the summer here in the Northern Hemisphere: Dry Rosé.

Good dry rosé is one of the most versatile wines in summer matching with light to heavy fare. But like some other wines, rosé (here in America anyway) doesn’t get the respect it deserves. So I’d like to see everyone explore beyond their regular summer rosés and try something new. It might be an obscure varietal or a region you haven’t tried before. Or maybe just kicking it old-school and picking up a rosé from Bandol, Tavel or Provence from a new producer.

Basically you can pick up a rosé wine made anywhere from any grape varieties, just make sure it’s dry.

When you post your entry, just send me your link via email (winecast at gmail dot com), Twitter (@winecast and please use hashtag #WBW80) or post here in the comments. A few days after the tasting I’ll write up a summary post and pass the baton to the next host (Lenn will host WBW 81 in September). And you can mark your calendars as all future WBW tastings will take place the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Hope you can join me next month and beat the summer heat with some dry rosé!

  • Luscious Lushes

    Timmy’s back! Super happy to see this revived, good job boys!

    • This theme has your name written all over it, Thea. Just sayin’ 😉

  • Great! See you next month and thanks for getting it going again!

  • Frank – DrinkWhatYouLike

    Excellent – great theme for the return of WBW! Look forward to reading about what everyone opens.

  • Kovas Palubinskas

    What fun, this will be the first for me!

  • Armchair Sommelier

    Sounds fun!! Imma give it a whirl . . . Salud!

  • alinaferguson

    This is a first for me, too! Can’t wait to participate! 🙂

  • Tim Lemke

    And the contributions start now. Here’s mine. Thanks for hosting. http://cheapwineratings.com/2013/08/14/de-chanceny-cremant-de-loire-brut-rose/

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  • Thanks for your post. See you next time…

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