#Blogtober #MerlotMe #ChampagneDay #SlowWine #Sobertober

For bloggers, October is #Blogtober where the challenge is to write and publish a post every day no matter how great or how small. So far so good! On Friday, October 1, I published about Brunello di Montalcino, and yesterday October 2 I wrote 1800 words about the results of the World Wine tasting Championship. October is also #MerlotMe, and I have ten bottles so far for me to write about; the Wine Pairing Weekend crew will tackle this topic this Saturday, October 9, and Sue and I have a few ideas up our sleeves!

Merlot from Washington’s Nine Hats

In addition to having plenty of Merlot to write about this month, I have lots of wines I’m excited to share with you that I’ve learned about for the Slow Wine Guide research I’ve been doing. I have a few other freelance projects in the works too, including some writing for the 1000 Corks search engine.

And we’re looking forward to celebrating French cuisine inspired by Julia Child for #Winophiles the third Saturday of October and Champagne Day the following Friday Oct. 22 with a bottle from Vincent Charlot I found at Wine House LA.

We’re also writing about Spanish wines with three bottles of Cava due to arrive any minute in time to participate in a twitter chat on Weds. Oct. 6 at 6pm Pacific — you’re invited! We’re also writing about sherry from Spain to be published Oct. 23 for #WorldWineTravel. 

Finally October is #Sobertober. Hard to imagine going dry with all of this wine to write about but I’m going to try to cut back this month just as I did last October. The definition of “sober” is not drunk. It also means clear headed. Sounds good to me!

Looks like another full and busy month celebrating wine and life! Wish me luck! 

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