Sunday, June 03, 2007

Catavino Virtual Tasting For June: Wines from Bierzo

Gabriella and Ryan have announced the June theme for Catavino's Virtual Wine Tasting. This month, they'd like us to taste a wine from the Bierzo region of Spain. Check out Gabriella's full instructions by clicking here.

The DO Bierzo produces wines made from both white and red grapes, including Mencia, Garnacha Tintorera (aka Alicante Bouschet), Godello, Dona Blanco, Malvasia, and Palomino. I'm pretty sure the only varietal on this list I HAVE had is Malvasia, so for a varietal nut like me this is going to be a fun month!

This is a fun, relaxed, and informal "virtual tasting," that's great for procrastinators and vacationers since there's no "due date." You don't even need a blog. Just drink a wine from the Bierzo sometime in the next 28 days, post your reactions to it on your own blog or in the special forum, and make sure to check back there frequently for updates and reviews. Richard from Passionate Foodie (a relatively new wine blog that is well worth checking out) has already posted a review of an affordable Mencia wine, so we're off to a great start. If you are looking for Bierzo wines in LA, they can be found at K & L wines, the Wine House, and Mission Wines. If you're a local merchant and you have Bierzo wines and I missed you, leave a comment below so we know where we can shop.

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