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Wednesday’s Meritage – Wine Quiz Answer, Wine Blog Awards, 1368 grapes, and more

Happy Wine Wednesday everyone! Hope that all the WBC2012 attendees recuperated by now and again consider wine as something enjoyable and not as a chore.

It is Meritage time, so let’s start from the answer for the Wine Quiz #25 – Extreme Wines. The question was about wines which are not destroyed by heat, but instead, are “made” by it. And the right answer is… Madeira! Madeira wine, which was discovered as a by-product of a long sea journeys of the wine barrels, is commercially made using the method called estufagem, where wine is heated up to 130F for at least 90 days. If you haven’t tried Madeira recently, you should, as the Madeira is currently in the process of  revival, and it has a lot to offer.

And now for the sipping, errr – wine news section. Wine Blog Awards winners had been announced at WBC12 – here is the list. Congratulations to all the winners!

Decanter magazine just announced that Wine Grapes book is ready to be published. The book is written by Jancis Robinson and the team, and it provides information on 1,368 (!) wine grapes – looks like I got long ways to go in my Wine Century quest.

For those of us who missed Wine Bloggers Conference 2012, here is the summary by Tom Warks. I know that The Drunken Cyclist also attended WBC2012 – I will be very interested in reading his prospective on the conference.

Quick reminder for the upcoming wine holiday (NJVinoMan, please take notice : ) ): 3rd Annual Cabernet Day (#CabernetDay hash tag on Twitter) will be celebrated on August 30th – I hope you have enough time to decide on that special bottle.

That’s all for today, folks. Cheers!

  1. August 22, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Wow, I get an official mention in Meritage Day! First wineeveryday on the 12 Most and now this! As for WBC12, it was quite the event. Above all else, I got to meet a bunch of people (1winedude, Tom Wark, agirlandaglass, Wilfred Wong, Rex Pickett, Randall Grahm, Lynn Penner-Ash–too many to list). There was a ton of wine, and some good info, but it was mostly about the people. I hope to have more about it in the coming days.

    • talkavino
      August 22, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      I’m sure that real value of the WBC is in meeting the real people – we can drink wines in abundance on many occasions : ) I will make an effort to get to the next WBC, hopefully it will work for next year. Looking forward to your post!

  1. October 13, 2012 at 10:37 am

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