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Wednesday’s Meritage

Meritage Time!

As usual, we are staring with the answer for the Wine Quiz #22: Olympics for all, where you had to figure out which “unusual” country supplied one of the “official” wines for the XXX Olympics in London. It was interesting again to see the spread of the answers – however this time we have a winner (as he left a comment in the Quiz post). And the right answer is …(drum roll, please)… Brazil – as the host of Summer Olympics 2016. And the winner is – The Drunken Cyclist – he gets a big prize in terms of unlimited bragging rights!

I have a couple of things to bring to your attention. First, I found a very interesting blog called Foodimentary. Particularly, this blog lists all the daily (!) food holidays in US. I didn’t check all 365 days, but so far it seems that every day has a designated food holiday! If before you had to eat simply because you were hungry, now you can eat with the purpose and celebrate particular foods! There is a lot more in that blog besides the list of the food holidays – check it out.

Next, there was an interesting post by W. Blake Gray, talking about New York Post food critic’s opinion regarding restaurant wine lists – I don’t want to spoil it for you, I will just tell you that it is quite controversial ( and practically 100% opposite to my own opinion), so read it for yourself.

And last but not least – an advanced wine Holiday warning for you. While Foodimentary blog lists tons of food holidays, there are many wine holidays which are not mentioned – and I think the important one is coming up. On August 30th, wine social media will be celebrating 3rd annual #CabernetDay! I’m sure this will be quite exciting for many of my readers. I have only one request – if anyone plans to open Screaming Eagle, Harlan, Colgin, Bryant or anything else of that caliber, can I please, please (with the cherry on top!) get an invitation? There, I said it – now I have to let universe to work its magical ways.

We reached the bottom of our Meritage glass. Cheers!

  1. August 1, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    August 4th is International Albarino Day. http://www.tapasociety.org/AlbarinoFiesta

    Thank you for the advance notice on August 30th! Time to begin planning. Cheers! 🙂

    • talkavino
      August 1, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      this should be fun! Too many possibilities…

  2. PSsquared
    August 1, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    I wonder if it’s too late to move my birthday from July to August 30th? 🙂 And I purposely didn’t choose Brazil because I figured they would have their own wine for the next Olympiad. That was a trick question! 😉

    • talkavino
      August 1, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      you know, this is your birthday – you should do as you are pleased! Move it!

  1. October 13, 2012 at 10:37 am

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