For the September French Winophiles' event of 2022, I am inviting the #Winophiles crew to explore indigenous or typical grapes from France with me. The twist: find a bottle of French grapes that are cultivated and made into wine somewhere else around the world.
Let's look at French varieties made into wines around the globe. Here are a few examples: Cinsault but made in Chile; Sémillon from Australia; or Négrette made in California.
Be creative. You can even do a comparison if you wish.
The bottles photographed above are a 50% Cinsault blended with Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon from Lebanon's Bekaa Valley and a Spanish Alicante Bouschet. I know, I know, Spain isn't on a different continent from France. Just jump in with a French grape made anywhere other than France.
I can't wait to share a white Carignan from Mexico soon!
Details for participation
This #Winophiles September 2022 event is Saturday, September 17th, 2022. Are you ready to jump in and participate? I hope so. Here are the #Winophiles’ details…
Send an email to tell me you're in...or post it in the Facebook event group's title thread. If you email, please 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 culinarycami[at]gmail[dot].com. Or, again, post it in the Facebook event group's title thread.
Send your post title to me by end of day Sunday, September 11th, to be included in the preview post. I will do a preview post shortly after getting the titles, linking to your blogs' homepages. Your title doesn't need to include the hashtag #Winophiles, but all your social shares should.
Publish your post anytime from Friday, September 16th until Saturday, September 17th at 6:00 a.m. Pacific time. 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. 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 on Saturday morning.
Get social! After the posts go live, please visit your fellow bloggers posts' to comment and share. And join us for the Twitter chat, if you can.
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 September 17th, 8 a.m. Pacific time: Participating bloggers and others interested in the subject can 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.
Please let me know your thoughts and questions in the comments; or you can also email me at culinarycami[at]gmail[dot].com. Cheers!