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A big thank you to everyone who participated in the 68th edition of Wine Blogging Wednesday.  I appreciate your patience, as I am quite tardy with posting this recap.  A special thank you to the New York blogging contingent that came out in a big way for this month’s Wine Blogging Wednesday.  The number of high-quality, educational blogs in NY is impressive.

I would like to start the recap with a special welcome to a new WBW participant – Corinne from Life’s A Banquet! For this edition of WBW, Corinne went with a local Gamay from the Finger Lakes – 2007 Gamay Sheldrake Point.  Good call on the home made margherita pizza.

Tom from NY-based Ithacork also went with the Sheldrake Point Gamay 2007.  Great review, especially the diacetyl information – clearly a Chemical Engineering PhD candidate. :-)

Also joining us from NY, Michael of Undertaking Wine chose a local Gamay from Long Island – Pindar Vineyards 2008 Gamay Noir.

Rounding out the NY contingent, Debbie from Hudson Valley Wine Goddess, also went local with a Gamay Noir from the Hudson Valley area – 2007 Whitecliff Gamay Noir.  Thanks for joining us Debbie, and not losing the sticky note this month… ;)

Matt from a A Good Time With Wine provided our lone video entry – he went with a Chiroubles from Domaine Ruet.  Although Matt noted that he is not much fonder of Gamay, he did enjoy reviewing this wine and will likely try other Cru Beaujolais in the future.  I’ve had this particular Chiroubles before and liked it. Thank you, Matt for  the informative video entry!

My friend and favorite Wine Blogger Conference alumni, Marcy Gordon from Come For The Wine, went with a Morgon – the 2008 Jean Foillard Morgon Cote Du Py.  I’ve had this particular wine several times and have always liked it.

Bob at 2001 Bottles – A Wine Odyssey from Vancouver, BC went with a Gamay from Canada’s Similkameen Valley, and two Cru Beaujolais – a Cote de Brouilly and a Fleurie.  Thanks Bob for overachieving by selecting three Gamay’s and pairing with a meal. (Sad to hear you won’t be joining the Gamay fetish club.)

Fellow Virginia wine blogger, Swirl, Sip, Snark went with one of my favorite’s, the G. Descombe Morgon along with the 07 Domaine des Michelons Moulin-a-Vent (which I’ve never had).

Fellow Drink Local Wine Conference attendee, Dave Falcheck of Empty Bottles, joined us with several Cru Beaujolais. I had a great time hanging out with Dave tasting wine at DLW – great palate.

Travis from Pull The Cork did join us by sharing a wine lesson he learned while visiting France two summers ago.

Peter from Mano a Vino went with a Loire – Domaine Sauvete Gamay Les Gravouilles – and paired it with Thai food (interesting pairing that I’ll have to try)

The Wine Predator, Gwen, joined us with one of my favorite value wines – Louis Jadot Beaujolais.

Gary Vaynerchuk also participated, albeit a few days late due to his hectic schedule.  After finalizing the theme for WBW 68, I contacted Gary with the deets and asked him to participate since he hadn’t dedicated a show to the Gamay since episode 570.  Gary quickly replied and agreed that he needed to do another Cru Beaujolais show.  Thanks to Kristen Murphy for trading so many emails and pulling together the Cru Beaujolais episode (#852).  Gary went with a Fleurie, a Moulin A Vent, and St. Amour.  I believe the 2007 Chapelle Des Bois Fleurie was the standout of the show.

Last but not least, we were able to tear Wine Blogging Wednesday founder Lenn Thompson away from New York wines this month.  Although Gamay is grown in NY, Lenn has yet to find one that impressed him, so he went to one of his favorite areas – Loire – Clos Roche Blanche 2007 Cuvee Gamay Touraine(Nothing beats a great Chinon either, eh?)

Thanks again to everyone who participated!

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