Friday, January 18, 2008

Today Is Good Grape Day

Today's been a Good Grape day at my house. For those of you who aren't regular readers, Good Grape is the informative, beautifully designed wine blog that belongs to Indianapolis-based wine blogger Jeff Lefevere.

First, I picked up the new Good Grape blogger pack from domaine547 that features a three-bottle selection of Alsatian-style riesling and white-blend wines from the Oregon winemakers Brooks and Amity for $52.99 + shipping. Blogger packs are unique to domaine547, and they put bloggers in the position of guest buyers who select a variety of wines that they think their readers might enjoy. The Good Grape blogger pack is third in the series, and it was delivered a few days ago. This was the first chance I had to get my hands on the box--it usually doesn't take me three days! As with previous blogger packs I've purchased, this one looks just terrific--it comes complete with tasting notes and explanations from Jeff himself--and is going to introduce me to some new producers. You can get one, too, as long as supplies last. The wines are all small production, so there's only so much to go around. If you're interested, head on over to d547 and nab yourself one. (Jeff even includes a hot crab dip recipe that I'm looking forward to trying).

Second, Jeff is the latest subject of Tom Wark's "bloggerview" interviews on Fermentation. So if you're at all curious about the man behind the blogger pack, head over there and learn about his work for Inertia Beverage Group, his stints on Winecast with Tim Elliott, and his own blogging philosophy. Incidentally, domaine547 also interviewed Jeff, and had different questions for him, so swing on over there and check out what their interview revealed, as well.


Jeff (Good Grape) said...

Thanks for the mention and the reference, Dr. Debs!

All three of the wines are very lovely! Brooks is one of the most under-noticed wineries and meritorious of much wider attention and Amity is something of the grandfather winery in the Willamette Valley. All of the wines in the Good Grape Pack are really, really enjoyable wines.

Alas, I wish you could make the crab dip for the Colts in the Super Bowl, but we know that's not going to happen again this year!

All the best,


Dr. Debs said...

With or without the Colts, the crab dip is a welcome addition to my kitchen arsenal, Jeff. And I'm looking forward to trying one of the bottles out in the next few weeks.