Way back on Winecast 16 I started a new way of presenting my tasting notes which I called virtual tasting. The idea is to preannounce three wines and invite you to buy one or more and taste them as you listen to the show. Yes, instead of pretasting and reading my notes, I actually tasted them “live” as I recorded the podcast. This feature proved quite popular, and I incorporated it into other shows before stopping for some unknown reason at Winecast 22. Many listeners have written over the summer asking when or if I intended to continue this practice on future podcasts. Well, I have finally gotten my act together and will now return to this format for Winecast 43, which I plan on recording the second week of October. Since I left off with the Three Big Reds last time, I will continue with the Three Big Whites here:
– Los Cardos, Chardonnay, Mendoza, Argentina 2003 ($9)
– Brancott, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2004 ($9)
– Dr. Fischer, Ockfener Bockstein Riesling, Mosel Saar Ruwer, Germany 2003 ($14)
Most of these should be fairly easy to find in the U.S., but feel free to improvise with other producers in the same regions and vintages. In the future, I plan on a virtual tasting show about once every 6 weeks.