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Announcing WBW #65: Snow Day!

Wow! I have to say it’s kind of cool, hosting the first Wine Blogging Wednesday of a new decade. I should probably have picked something profound, something relating to New Year’s / New Decade resolutions and change. But no – because I’m cold. Here in the midwest, it’s freezing. My friends in DC were recently under a couple of feet of snow, and over Christmas, folks were shoveling here in Cincinnati as well. You know what? I hate snow. But growing up, I always loved a snow day.

But let me back up a moment. If you’re new to WBW, I should probably explain what’s going on. Way back in 2004, my friend Lenn at the New York Cork Report started up a virtual tasting event he called Wine Blogging Wednesday. The idea being that people interested in wine, the world over, would coalesce each month around a single theme. People would then submit their blog posts or email in reviews, and those would all be organized and shared. It was a hit. Many editions later and here we are at Wine Blogging Wednesday #65.

This month, even if you’re in warm sunny Florida or Los Angeles, I want you to look out your window and imagine Snow. Snowmen, snow balls, igloos, snow trucks, snow … cold, cold snow. Then I want you to imagine what that makes you want to drink. Do you want to curl up in front of your fireplace with a port? Maybe you want to pull out a cabernet sauvignon or a big juicy zin and then put on your snowsuit. Are you a glutton for punishment and you’re pulling out a chilled riesling before heading out to build a snowman? Are you inspired by vintners who are braving frigid temperatures to make icewine?

Image from Flickr: karenwithak via CC

Image from Flickr: karenwithak via CC

In this particular instance, I’ll even allow you to branch a little away from wine if you want. With a valid story behind you, there’s no reason you can’t pop open a cognac, a brandy, or even bourbon. Imaginary “bonus points” for anyone with a wonderful Snow Day story of their youth , a great photo of snow and wine, or even a Snowman and wine!

WBW 65: Snow Day! will take place on Jan 20 (which is in between my trips to the sunnier side of our nation). Please send your info to me at wbw65@wine-girl.net. If you blog, send me a link. If you don’t have a blog, that’s okay too. You can email me your Snow Day review and story and I’ll include it in the overall roundup that will be posted a few days later.

So there you go. Have at it, everyone! Build snowmen, drink up, and keep warm!

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Posted by Michelle at 10:11 am in WBW, WBW #65, Wine Events | Permalink | Comments (12)

12 Responses to “Announcing WBW #65: Snow Day!”

  1. Tom Johnson says:

    This is great. I can write about the same wine I wrote about on the last WBW!

  2. I just left the snows of Ohio… and then it snowed here in OR! It’s all gone now though. Count me in. See you on the 20th!

  3. what a great excuse to write about fortified wines like port, madeira or sherry! thanks for hosting!

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  5. […] month’s Wine Blogging Wednesday’s host Wine Girl asks: “Even if you’re in warm sunny Florida or Los Angeles,” writes Wine Girl in her […]

  6. Matt.mmwine says:

    Hmm – I’m in sunny florida, and while it was in the 30s last week, it’s 74 today. I’ll have to crush some ice cubes to make my snowman, but I’m in! And I know just the wine ….

  7. […] – I love to be warm. So when faced with this month’s Wine Blogging Wednesday theme (which I chose), all I could think about was […]

  8. […] you drink with a side of snow? That was this month’s Wine Blogging Wednesday prompt from Wine Girl who suggests that no matter where we live, we “imagine Snow. Snowmen, snow balls, igloos, snow trucks, snow … cold, cold snow. Then I want you to […]

  9. […] would you drink with a side of snow? That was this month’s Wine Blogging Wednesday prompt from Wine Girl who suggests that no matter where we live, we “imagine Snow. Snowmen, snow balls, igloos, snow trucks, snow … cold, cold snow. Then I want you to […]

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