Welcome to Wine Wednesday!

I love reading other bloggers’ theme posts (What I Ate Wednesday, Friday Favorites) so I wanted to start my own weekly tradition! What better for a wine + running blog than Wine Wednesday?  Yay alliteration!

Featured Wine
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Mayu 2012 Carmenere Syrah from Chile. This was part of BLM‘s Valentine’s Day themed tasting and it was so good we went back for a second bottle while the discount was still in effect! This was deep and earthy with a rich color from the Syrah. We enjoyed the first bottle with a Blue Apron wild mushroom pasta dish and the second bottle with pot roast and polenta. It retails at $14.99 but we bought it at $11.99 with the wine tasting discount. A great value!

Wine Links:

I LOVED this primer on White Burgundy, especially since last week’s tasting at BLM was all about the Burgundy (red and white). There I tasted a Chablis that is haunting me, which is weird because I normally gravitate towards oaky, buttery Chardonnay.  It was $30+, more than I usually spend (especially on white)!

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Let’s hit another French wine region! Bordeaux is so amazing but oh so overwhelming!  This is a great introduction and explanation covering some of the basics.  “Lefty Loosy (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc), Righty Tighty (Merlot)” – LOVE it!  Here are some Bordeaux wines I’ve discussed before, both from the right bank (specifically, Blaye and Saint-Georges-Saint-Émilion).  We have also enjoyed a wine from Medoc on the left bank:
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Cheers!

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