Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Few Links to Old Posts

One thing I'd like to do is link to posts when I find them that have some connection between wine and the South. I'll be following the sites listed on the right more carefully from now on, but for now here's a few of my own older posts from my main site, Benito's Wine Reviews, that might be of interest, might be representative of the whole WITS idea.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Super Bowl Wine?

Do any of you have experience taking wine to a Super Bowl party? I've done it a few times with mixed results. For an upcoming online tasting with The Commercial Appeal, I'm suggesting the NV Mumm Napa Brut Rosé as a good choice to go with salty snacks like Chex mix and popcorn.

Other suggestions, anecdotes, or disaster stories welcome in the comments.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What is WITS?

Winebloggers In The South is simply intended as a listing of winebloggers who live in the South. I'm not looking to share content, or steal posts, or anything like that. Nor is there any sort of neo-Confederate thing going on here, so no Stars 'n' Bars, OK? Also, if you're listed here but want your name removed, no problem. Some folks like their writing to be associated with a certain terroir, others not so much. It's really just a geographical listing free of mission statements, creeds, or politics.

Posting likely will be slim, though I might include festival info, changes to shipping laws, or other things of interest to this region. Right now I'm just focused on Southern wine writers (including those blogs associated with newspapers), not wineries in the region or promotional blogs for retail stores. This may change in the future, but I'm looking for winebloggers from the following states:

North Carolina
South Carolina

After some searching, I'm up to about 30 sites, but will need the other bloggers in the region to recommend their own sites. As of right now I can't find any in Arkansas, Mississippi, or Louisiana--surely there's someone out there, right?

To pick the states, I used the map of which states use the word "y'all". I dropped Oklahoma and added Kentucky to fit the region a little better.

"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