Wine Blogging Wednesday #37 - Go Native !!!

Hello Friends,

Dezel just wanted to let fellow bloggers and friends know about next month’s Wine Blogging Wednesday #37 theme. I find it exciting and I’m sure you will to. First off, WBW #37 is being hosted by Tyler Colman, who is also known as Dr. Vino – check out his wine blog; it’s most entertaining and engaging, and as his blog motto suggests, “wine talk that goes down easy”. Now, Dezel has never participated in WBW, but it is a pretty big blogosphere event, and the theme piqued my interest.

So what is the excitement? This month’s topic is Go Native! In other words friends, drink a wine that is indigenous to the place where the wine is made and blog about it or email your notes to Dr. Vino (if you are not a blogger). Now there is one small rule here; you cannot pick one of the noble French wine grapes…you know the Big 6 – Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir. I know, some people will say, is there anything else? Well, of course. There are oodles and oodles of other wine grape varieties out there from popular to obscure, which makes this WBW event all the more fun. Be creative!

Dark, Thick Skinned, Native ...what is it?

Now, if you’re local, one popular red wine grape variety comes to mind that has the distinct reputation of being the oldest cultivated American grape. Furthermore, during the 1800’s the wines produced from this grape variety were as popular as those Harry Potter books are today. Additionally, this grape, said to be indigenous to Virginia soil can be tasted and purchased at a number of local wineries. Anyone know which grape variety Dezel is posting on?

The due date is September 12th, and you do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you have a grape variety in mind, know its birthplace, and can take some notes, you are in – just email Dr. Vino your notes. This is an international event – blog entries are submitted from all over the world and shared. How fun - Grab your pen, notepad and wine, and participate in this ‘Go Native’ event!

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