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Wednesday’s Meritage – Wine Quiz Answer, WBC13, #CabernetDay, Blog Monetization and more

Is it only me, or these weeks are flying by, literally faster and faster? It only was the beginning of summer, and kids just went to school…again?!

Okay, let’s get to our meritage business – starting with the answer for Wine Quiz #26 – Extreme Wines, Part 2. Actually I think the question was not difficult, which is also showing in having many people chose the right answer – Tavel. While Jerez, Marsala, Vin Jaune and Vin Santo are all aged in the open barrels, Tavel, while famous, is a regular Rose wine from Rhone. Just for the quick heads up, I think the next quiz will still be along the same line of “wines and factors”, and then we will probably play with “wines and places”.

Going into the news, let’s start with the important one – believe it or not, but it is harvest time already! Many vineyards in Texas already picked they grapes, and California wineries are well on the way. Dr. Vino just had a great quiz regarding the harvest – try it on for a size, you might find the answer quite surprising.

Wine Bloggers Conference 2012 just took place a week ago in Portland, Oregon – but the wine blogging doesn’t take any breaks, and Wine Bloggers Conference 2013 is already announced – it will take place in Penticton, British Columbia (yep, in Canada), on June 6-8. As I missed the one in Portland, I will have to really think about this one now …

Steve Heimoff wrote a very interesting blog post (love the language, very colorful) about monetization of the wine blogs, which was triggered by the discussions at WBC12. Whether you are thinking about monetizing your blog or not, this will be an interesting read – don’t miss it.

Interested in exploring 100 top restaurant in US? You are in luck! Forbes just published an article about those 100 best restaurants, circa 2012, just to make your job easier. And if you need more information, you can go directly to the source – the full list at Opinionated About Dining website (while I have no comments about the list, the overall design of that OAD website looks very unappealing to me – but hey, the information should be still good, right?).

This is the end of my wine news for today. Ohh, wait, no – whatever you do, don’t forget the #CabernetDay day tomorrow! And if anyone needs help to finish that bottle of Screaming Eagle, or Bryant, or Harlan, or (tired yet? I can continue) anyway, you got the point – I’m at your full disposal! Okay, fine, for real – what are you going to open?

Happy Wine Wednesday! Cheers!


  1. PSsquared
    August 29, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    You should definitely go to the WBC next year, so we can live vicariously through you! 🙂 Happy (early) Cabernet Day to you!

    • talkavino
      August 29, 2012 at 10:53 pm

      Well, based on the description of the place for WBC13, there will be a lot of photo opportunities! Just saying…
      And Happy Cabernet Day to you too! Opening anything special?

      • PSsquared
        August 29, 2012 at 11:09 pm

        I plan to stop and find a special Cabernet tomorrow. As for the photo opportunities, don’t tempt me! I love that part of Canada. It’s gorgeous! 🙂

  2. August 30, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Some of the comments in Heimoff’s piece were rather good as well. I was at Joe’s panel discussion at WBC12 and certainly did not find it boring, but I do not think many are going to get rich being a ‘professional’ blogger….

    • talkavino
      August 30, 2012 at 9:06 am

      Agreed on all counts – blogging is derivative of passion, and implies investment of a lot of time and effort… And Heimoff’s posts often generate quite a few comments – he is good at that : )

  1. October 13, 2012 at 10:37 am

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