On the first Saturday of the month a group of food, wine, and travel bloggers post about a region or a wine varietal. For April's event, I wanted to shine the spotlight on springtime and the Verdicchio grape. And, since I wanted to give folks ample time to track down wines and think about their posts, I'm posting the invitation early.
The La Primavera + Verdicchio #ItalianFWT event will be Saturday, April 7th. Posts will be live by early that morning and you can follow along on a Twitter chat, using #ItalianFWT, from 11am-12pm Eastern time that day as well.
Verdicchio is a white Italian grape variety that is grown primarily in the Marche region of central Italy. The name 'Verdicchio' derives from 'verde' meaning 'green' and refers to the greenish-yellow hue that wines made from the grape often have.
Verdicchio is the primary grape behind two Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) wines produced in the Macerata and Ancona provinces: Verdicchio di Matelica and Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi. In addition to still wines, Verdicchio grapes are used to make sparkling wine and straw wine.
Though Verdicchio will be our wine focus, if you would like to write about travel or food in Italy during the springtime, have at it. I always welcome a virtual trip to my favorite country!
Details for participation
Are you ready to jump in and participate in the La Primavera + Verdicchio #ItalianFWT event? Here are the details…
Send an email to tell me you're in: Include your blog url, Twitter handle, link to your Pinterest profile, and any other social media detail. If you know your blog post title now, include that...but you can send me that a bit closer to the event, I'd like to get a sense of who's participating and give some shoutouts and links as we go. The email is constantmotioncamilla[at]gmail[dot]com.
Send your post title to me by Monday, April 2nd, to be included in the preview post. I will do a preview post shortly after getting the titles, linking to your blogs. When your post goes live, the published title should include "#ItalianFWT" but it doesn't need to be included for the title list.
Publish your post between 12:01 a.m-7:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, April 7. You can always schedule your post in advance if you will be tied up around then.
Include a link to the other #ItalianFWT participants in your post, and a description of what the event is about. I'll provide the html code you can easily put in your initial post--which will link to people's general blog url--then updated code for the permanent links to everyone's #ItalianFWT posts.
Get social! After the posts go live, please visit your fellow bloggers posts' to comment and share.
Sponsored posts OK if clearly disclosed. Please be sure to disclose if your post is sponsored or if you are describing wine or other products for which you have received a free sample.
Live #ItalianFWT Twitter Chat April 7, 11 a.m. ET: Participating bloggers and others interested in the subject will connect via a live Twitter chat. It's a nice bring way to bring in others interested in the subject who didn't get a chance to share a blog post. You can definitely still join the blog event if you're not available for the live chat.