Today marks the 67th (!) edition of Wine Blogging Wednesday, and I’m honored to be hosting the event again.
For those playing along at home, the gist of WBW is that it brings together multiple people across the wine blog-o-world to review wines on the same date based on a unifying theme. For #67, we chose “Seeing Red For The First Time” as the clarion call of united wine geekiness (a.k.a., “the theme”). Here’s how this shin-dig goes down:
To participate, you’ll need to pick a red wine that you would use to introduce a white wine drinker to red wines for the first time. Think of a person that only ever drinks white wine, and answer the question: What Red Wine would I use to convince that white-wine-only person that they should also drink reds?
Include a review of the wine, and be sure to tell us why you chose that style of wine, or that wine in particular (or both).
A potentially challenging but fun theme, I hope – and I can’t wait to see what you’ve all come up with to try to tempt white-only drinkers over to the Darker Side, so to speak.
My choice, of course, was picked out quite some time ago since I had some advanced notice of the theme, but I had a trickier time than I’d expected in fulfilling my WBW duties. In fact, while I wouldn’t call my attempt a total failure, I’m pretty sure it ain’t a total success, either.
But before we get into the wine itself (which was not a media sample this time), let me unravel for you the tapestry of my logic on this puppy…