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On the third Saturday of the month a group of food and wine bloggers post about a French region or wine varietal. For April's event, I wanted to shine the spotlight on the Picpoul 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 Picpoul #Winophiles event will be Saturday, April 21st. Posts will be live by early that morning and you can follow along on a Twitter chat, using #Winophiles, from 11am-12pm Eastern time that day as well.
I am excited to explore this varietal more - learn from the others and see how they pair it - because I've only encountered it once before when I poured a Montmassot 2014 Picpoul de Pinet for a sponsored Languedoc event in November 2015.
From what I remember, the wine was almost crystal clear with a tinge of green in the glass. It had a delicate nose with hints of honey. And, on the tongue, it was fresh and zippy. I know it's often suggested to pair with seafood, but I can imagine it pairing nicely with cheese and charcuterie as well. One article mentioned chocolate. So, major kudos if you pair this with a dessert! Maybe I'll attempt that route myself.
Details for participation
Are you ready to jump in and participate in the Picpoul #Winophiles 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 16th, 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 "#Winophiles" 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 21. You can always schedule your post in advance if you will be tied up around then.
Include a link to the other #Winophiles 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 #Winophiles 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 #Winophiles Twitter Chat April 21, 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.