In the long and storied history of Wine Blogging Wednesday, several bloggers have hosted the monthly virtual tasting twice. But only one, founder Lenn Thompson of LENNDEVOURS, has hosted three times. As of today, you can add my name to the WBW three-peat list as I again take up the reins and choose the theme.
The previous two times I’ve hosted, red wines were featured: first lite in alcohol, then full-tilt in the other direction. So this time out, I’ll pick my favorite white variety, Riesling. But not Riesling grown just anywhere, but where the grape first achieved noble status in the Old World: Germany, Austria and France’s Alsace region. In this terroir, the variety produces some of the most interesting and long-lived white wines from bone-dry to lusciously sweet.
Pick any style you like, at any price point, and join me as we explore Old World Riesling on Wednesday, May 7.
To participate, just pick up a wine made from Riesling grown in Germany, Austria or Alsace (OK, Northern Italy, the Czech Republic and Slovenia are also fine) and blog about it. If you don’t have a blog, sign-up and post at the WBW Community Blog. Once you have posted, send me an email at winecast (at) gmail (dot) com with “WBW 45” in your subject line. Sometime after May 7th, I’ll post an event round-up here.
I hope you enjoy this theme as much as me and pick up a bottle from somewhere you have not tried yet. I think you will be very pleased with the resulting value.
Can’t wait – I absolutely love riesling!
Also digging the logo…!
I’ve linked to the WBW site and will link to your site shortly. Love being a part of this. Sorry I missed last month.
If the new world is calling, the old world will answer: Here’s a tasting from Germany (written in English): http://gotorio.squarespace.com/start/2008/5/5/wine-blogging-wednesday-old-world-calling.html
Remy Charest says
Somehow, even with the ample warning, I managed to miss the deadline… Still, here is my contribution.
Denise & Lenny says
Crap … why did I think I had until the 19th! Guess we will be reading about everyone else and joining in next month!