Thursday, October 06, 2005

Wine Blog Wednesday #14 ReCap

On Saturday night the entries started rolling in, and then a few came on Sunday. I can understand when people are excited to share their finds and it helps me get a start on the ReCap. I am organizing the wines by country so here goes and if there are some blanks from a country I will note it. Thanks to everyone who posted and let me know if I missed someone or if there is a broken link. And boy am I glad to have two computers and three screens to get this job done!


ALSACE

Tim from "Wine Cast" did some real digging and came up with four wines from Spain, Alsace, Canada and New Zealand.

AUSTRALIA

Jens at "Cincinnati Wine Garage" (that's me) tried a NZ Pinot but preferred an old favorite from Australia.

Dave V at "Cheap Wine Reviews" went rooting around the bargain basement and found a bottle of Lindemans for about the price of a movie ($6.49)

Taj at "The Cork and Demon" boldly reviewed her choice before breakfast for her first ever WBW. That a way to take a bullet for the team! Phil's Fetish from Bellarine Estate is a tough start to any day!

CANADA

Ian Scott at "The Home Winery" found some very interesting specimens that you need to read about! One of the Pinots he made himself from a kit. Now that is New New!

Tim from "Wine Cast" did some real digging and came up with four wines from Spain, Alsace, Canada and New Zealand.

CHILE

Orion at "Confabulist" found two wines but passed on New Zealand. His first choice was from Chile. His second was a Pinot Nero from Italy which turned out to be a popular choice.

Jessica at "The Varietal" not only enjoys New New World Pinot, but she is a winemaker for Porta Pinots from the Bio Bio Valley.

GERMANY

This was a few days late and then I got bogged down in the Columbus Day weekend, but Alexander at "Blindtasting Club" found a Baron zu Knyphausen 2002 Spatburgunder that was worth mentioning. Further, his site is in German, but his WBW is in English also. We are getting very international here!

ITALY

Orion at "Confabulist" found two wines but passed on New Zealand. His first choice was from Chile. His second was a Pinot Nero from Italy which turned out to be a popular choice.

Catherine at "Purple Liquid" reviewed a Pinot Nero Bianco from Oltrepo Pavese.

NEW MEXICO

Lisa the waitress at "Restaurant Widow" got very creative by trying a Gruet Sparkler made from Pinot. I like the way she thinks!

NEW YORK

Lenn at "Lenndevours" didn't have to go far to find something he liked! What a Pinot from New York!

NEW ZEALAND

First up is Lindy Toast from "Toast" with a selection from Brancott for $10. She compared it to a 2002 Saintsbury and I think preferred the Saintsbury. Also, she offers a recipe for pear preserves.

Andy at "Spittoon" offered up 4 wines from Spy Valley, one of which was a Pinot. His history of the property is interesting and his descriptions make me hope I can find them in Ohio.

Jens at "Cincinnati Wine Garage" (that's me) tried a NZ Pinot but preferred an old favorite from Australia.

Derek Baker at "Urbanzeitgeist" offered Amisfield Wines from Central Otago and liked it. It is available at K&L Wines and wine.com.

Mark at "Uncorked" up the road in Dayton was overwhelmed by a $30 Pinot from Central Otago.

After a miscue, Tyler at "Dr. Vino" reviewed the same wine from Mt. Difficulty. Catchy name!

Deena at "Vita-Culture" ventured over to the Marlborough for a Pinot from Lawson's.

Adler at "Vinography" added to the long list of wines from Central Otago with a Pinot from Syren.

Matt at "Sound and Fury" also found a Pinot from Marlborough although he is partial to Oregon as am I.

The rat (AKA Allan) at "Cellar Rat" got on the Central Otago train and reviewed Rockburn's Pinot.

Jathan at "Wine Expression" really liked his choice, the 2002 Nelson Pinot Noir "Seifried".

Chas at "Wine Tastings" not only liked his choice from Central Otago (yes, that place again!) but says it is a "place of beauty" and he has the pics to prove it.

Beau at "Basic Juice" got his creative juices going on another Pinot from Central Otago. (I think we all need to charter a plane to check this place out!)

Barbara from "winosandfoodies.com" reviewed another wine from Central Otago from the Akura winery. It seems if you are in the area, they are happy to show off their place. I'm telling you, we need to go!

CD at "The Corkdork" was the third to review Mt. Difficulty's Pinot and offered more details about the area and the winemaker. Thanks.

Tim from "Wine Cast" did some real digging and came up with four wines from Spain, Alsace, Canada and New Zealand.

SLOVENIA

Didn't see this one coming! Jack and Joanne at "Fork & Bottle" reviewed a 1997 Pinot Nero from Movia. Haven't seen that one on the local shelves!

SPAIN

Finally, Ryan at "catavino.net" presented a 1999 Can Bonastre's Pinot Noir. I have liked all the Pinot I have tasted from Spain. All one of them!

Tim from "Wine Cast" did some real digging and came up with four wines from Spain, Alsace, Canada and New Zealand.

TASMANIA

My fellow Cincinnatian Dean at "AWS'er Wine Blog" tried his first Tasmanian wine. Good job on finding something really new!

Jennifer at "Wine Waves" sent this in a bit tardy but what the heck, it's from Tasmania. We need to try more wines from Tasmania, in particular the Ninth Island 2004 Pinot.

OTHER

Oops! Jarrett who runs our beloved "Wine Blog Watch" (Thank you!) messed up the terms but posted anyway. Well, California was not on the list but "it was really good - and CHEAP!"

11 Comments:

Blogger Andrew said...

super job chap, thats going to give me plenty of ideas/wines to explore

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Dave V said...

Yes, nice recap, and thank you for hosting this month!

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

With apologies for being so late...here's my entry for WBW 14. Another new new world Pinot from New York. I've posted about it here: http://jbbsyracuse.typepad.com/cookin_in_the_cuse/2005/10/wbw_14new_new_w.html

11:06 PM  
Anonymous Jerry Hall said...

Cheers and thanks for the good work. A bit late to the party, I humbly submit my entry to WBW 14, posted at winewaves:
http://volunteer.blogs.com/winewaves/2005/10/ninth_island_ta.html

1:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's up, now, but your link goes to the general page - http://flow.arrr.net/wine.shtml#49 goes to the wine itself! A Three Theives Pinot
-Jarrett

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Alex said...

Hi Jens,

u did a good job. I am new to the wine blogging wednesday project, and I am really looking forward to participate next time. For the Pinot Noir wines I was a bit surprised that I couldn't find any tasting note of German wines (called Spätburgunder). For those who are interested I would recommend to try German Spätburgunder from the Ahr region (most famous producer is Jean Stodden). Hope I can participate next time.

1:20 PM  
Anonymous linuxdave said...

Awesome WBW. I made a map of the results for anyone who wants to see the breakdown geographically.

11:54 PM  
Anonymous Barbara said...

Great round up. Thanks for hosting Jens.

1:53 AM  
Anonymous alex said...

finally, my contribution to wbw14
http://blindtasting.twoday.net/stories/1043740/
looking forward to participate more often.
alex

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Erich Ian said...

At last, we've done WBW #14 in the form of a festive party which you can read about in Eight Pinot Noirs, Dinner, and Marshmallows.

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked the 1999 Can Bonastre's Pinot Noir, I would recomend also another red wine they have, Nara Crianza 2003 (10%Syrah 90%Cabernet Sauvignon). You can find the tasting notes at their website: www.canbonastre.com

1:30 PM  

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