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!

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