Wine Blogging Wednesday 67: The Wrap-Up!

Vinted on April 5, 2010 binned in wine blogging wednesday

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the 67th Wine Blogging Wednesday

It was a blast hosting the event, and I was mightily impressed with the high quality of the articles that were written around the theme of choosing what wine you’d use to introduce white wine drinkers to the pleasures of wed wine imbibing.  I’m gonna have to become a better writer to keep up with you people! 

Also, I should get my act together and post these wrap-ups more quickly after the event… oh well…

For those looking for an easy answer recommendation of what red to use on white wine drinkers, you’re out of luck – we got a lot of variety in the answers to this March’s WBW challenge.  Fortunately, many of the participants have conducted field research on willing (?) victims, so you can witness the impacts and specific results (successful and otherwise) via their posts.

I thought it might be fun to wrap-up the WBW proceedings by grouping the participating blog posts by variety / wine region / style, so that you could compare and contrast the different results within similar wine choices – which were much more varied than you might first expect from folks recommending similar wines.

So, without any further fanfare from me, here are the results. 

Ok, I lied, I have one more bit of fanfare first: If you’re a wine blogger, get yourself in touch with WBW founder Lenn Thompson with theme ideas, and offer up your blog as a place to host one of the future WBW events, ’cause it’s a hell of a lot of fun, and you’re sure to learn some interesting shizz after reading the contributing articles!…

Beaujolais (the most popular choice in this WBW, but only by a single carbonically-macerated bunch!):


Zinfandel (yes, really!):

Grenache (another popular choice):

The Bordeaux Varieties (Merlot, Cab Sauv):

The Surprisingly Unsung (not similar varieties, but similar to me in that I couldn’t believe these options only appeared once):

The "OMG! That is SO AWESOME!" entries:

  • Bacchism – Negroamaro
  • Wine Connoisseur101 – A mix, with Bonarda coming out on top (nice!)
  • Swirl, Snip, Snark – in what might be my favorite submission of this WBW, they went with chambourcin (one of my all-time favorite go-to varieties for matching with pizza)






  • Jolan

    What a great theme idea! I'm in the dry rose camp (or for a soft, smooth Dolcetto, if pressured to go beyond bleeding the vats).

    • 1WineDude

      nice pick, Jolan!

  • @nectarwine

    It was fun participating. Great to read so many quality posts from talented people. Cheers to you Joe for hosting and to Lenn for founding!

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks – you're right, there are some great reads in that list!

  • @suburbanwino

    Sunuvabitch. So much for being original :)

    Thanks for hosting. Always a lot of fun!

    • 1WineDude

      You're merely in excellent company… ;-)

  • Sip with Me

    Thanks for posting the results Dude, so many incredible entires. It was really fun to participate in my first WBW! You're a fantastic host… cheers to you!!

  • Richard Scholtz

    I completely forgot about this, and my wine got drunk before this happened anyways. If it had survived on the wine rack, my choice was 2007 Bodegas Luzon Jumilla. It's a simple and soft tempranillo, with no flaws in it. At $9, it's not going to disappoint if you don't like it and want to pour it down the drain.

    • 1WineDude

      The price is certainly right on that one!

  • Ben Simons

    Thanks for being such a great host Joe. You helped make my first Wine Blogging Wednesday experience a good one. I look forward to many more in the future. Cheers!

  • 1WineDude


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