Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Schiller Wine

I'm planning on doing in-depth profiles on the various Southern Winebloggers, but for now I wanted to make a quick mention of the newest listing.

Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller splits his time between Virginia and Germany and writes about Wein at Schiller Wine. Check it out for detailed tasting notes, fascinating travelogues, and a native perspective on German wines delivered in perfect English. Also check out the occasional reviews of wines produced in Virginia.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Congratulations Hardy Wallace!

Hardy Wallce, who began wineblogging at Dirty South from Atlanta, became nationally famous last year for winning the Murphy-Goode internship. He's decided to stick around the Sonoma area and will be working with the Natural Process Alliance. More details on the move in an article at the San Francisco Chronicle.

Best wishes to Hardy in this new endeavor!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Local Newspaper Online Tasting

Newspaper budgets have shrunk around the country, and wine writing seems to be disappearing from the printed page. There are some compromises that can be reached, and my local Memphis newspaper, The Commercial Appeal, holds online tastings. The food editor is the hostess, and each week she's joined by a co-host that is either a local wine expert, retailer, distributor, or humble blogger.

Thursday, February 4, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. Central Standard Time, I'll be hosting an online tasting of the Mumm Napa Brut Rosé. Ostensibly this is tied into the Super Bowl, with the idea that a great little wine like this would go well with salty/greasy foods and appetizers. However, I also understand that most guys wouldn't be caught dead bringing a pink bottle of pink wine to a Super Bowl party, so have your wife or girlfriend carry it for you.

If you're interested in joining in, you can participate or merely watch--no signup or login is required. Just check out Whining & Dining at 7 on Thursday and join the fun. We've got a pretty good group of regulars and I try to mix in trivia and history whenever possible.

Also, if any of you WITS are doing something like this in your own cities, let me know!

"Ever had a drink of watermelon wine?" he asked
He told me all about it, though I didn't answer back
"Ain't but three things in this world that's worth a solitary dime,
But old dogs and children and watermelon wine."Tom T. Hall