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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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