Over the weekend, Tyler, a.k.a. Dr Vino, posted a summary of Wine Blogging Wednesday 37. In all,
52 54 entries were tallied; a new record just edging out hammering my 51 from earlier in the year. And what a round-up it is, with all sorts of indigenous wine varieties from all over the world. I’ll definitely be looking at this for future reference.
Across the pond in suburban Barcelona, Spain, my ex-pat friends Gabriella and Ryan from Catavino took the cork out of WBW 38 with the theme of Portuguese Table Wines. They have several rules for this one but basically any non-fortified table wine from Portugal qualifies as long as it’s not from the popular Douro appellation, high production rose (think Lancers and Mateus) or Vinho Verde. Looks like I’ll be visiting the folks at Solo Vino for some bottles somewhat off the beaten path this time out.
Join us October
15th 10th to see what everyone has chosen.
Actually less rules and more Bonus points! All Portuguese Table wines are Game, we just hope that people try to find wines outside of the “more common ones”. That’s why we included a PDF for anybody who wants to find wines that are a bit different. It’s full of Importers who carry a wide range of Portuguese wines.
Bonus points go to people who move away from the Duoro and VinhoVerde and into some of the other fun wines from Portugal
Hope that helps