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Wine Century Club – Journey continues

And I’m doing this again… Few years ago I got hooked on the interesting challenge – to try 100 different grapes and become a member of The Wine Century Club. This was relatively simple task, as I already had quite a few glasses behind me 🙂 Then in the spring of 2009 I learned that there is next membership level, “doppel”, which requires (I’m sure you guessed it) one to try 200 grapes. This was more challenging and it did require quite a bit of focus, especially trying to do this on the budget – this is where various wine tastings in the stores and at the events were of big help. Eventually I reached my destination, and just when I decided that it is the time to rest on laurels, I learned of a new challenge! The new level, called “treble” is now the new goal. If reaching 200 was not easy, 300 is much less of an easy target.

I’m glad to reach today grape number 240 – this grape is called Uva di Troia, and I had it in a bottle of nice Italian red wine called Rosso Giancarlo Ceci, 2007, from Castel Del Monte DOC. The wine was soft, simple and heart-warming, with great amount of black cherries on the palate and nice balancing acidity.

Well, 240 are in, and 60 more to go. When you go somewhere, it is greatly helps to have a map and see how can you get from point A to point B. Trouble is – in this “treble journey”, only half of the map is visible, and another half is under a dense fog. I definitely know about next 7 grapes I will try ( simply because the wines are already in the cellar), and I know about 30 other grapes which somehow should be possible to find. Which leaves me 23 short…

But – long live challenge! Let’s find the way to treble – and I will keep you posted on this journey. Until the next time – cheers!

  1. July 20, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    At least you won’t have to break any burning bricks to reach the Treble level in wine tasting! Or do they just set the 300th glass on fire instead? Better shave the mustache if they do. 😀

    • talkavino
      July 21, 2010 at 10:18 pm

      Don’t think they set the glass on fire – but will tell you for sure once I get there 🙂

  2. levinpl
    July 21, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Does this “treble” thing require audience participation? I suppose we could just cheer you on, but it wouldn’t be as much fun.

    • talkavino
      July 21, 2010 at 10:21 pm

      Actually, you had being playing all along already, may be without knowing. I don’t necessarily announce that you drinking the wine only because I need to count one more grape – what if the wine is not any good ( happened more than few times already). Anyhow, your participation is greatly encouraged, especially (10-fold) if you can find the wines with grapes on my “To Drink” list…

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