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A #WinePW Invitation: Celebrating the New Year with Something New

Though this theme was originally chosen by Martin at Enoflyz Wine Blog - due to an unforseen trip he needs to make abroad -  I'm stepping in to extend the invitation for next month's adventure. 

For January 2016's iteration of #WinePW, I'm inviting all my wine-pouring and food-loving blogging pals to get out of their comfort zones. Let's celebrate the new year with a new wine.

January's Wine Pairing Weekend will be all about "Celebrating the New Year with Something New." It's happening on Saturday, January 9, 2016. Hope to see you at the table!


Let me say another word about what we're looking for on this theme. Pick a wine from a new-to-you country; recently someone asked if I have ever tried a Canadian wine. I might have to go that route because I haven't. Pick a wine from a new-to-you varietal; through this group and some other groups to which I belong, I have been exposed to grape varietals that were complete unknown to me. Pick a wine from a new-to-you vintner; it's always a pleasure to explore wines from winemakers that were previously unknown, isn't it?! So, that's the gist of it - new year, new country, new varietal, or new vintner.

On the food side of things, think sweet or savory. Think appetizers all the way to desserts. Get creative, and join us for the #winePW fun!

Before I get into the nitty-gritty about how you can join us for #winePW, let me give a shout out to the bloggers who just joined us for the December #winePW event:


It's a great group, and we'd love to add you to the list for #winePW if you are a blogger who loves good food and great wine. Are you ready to jump in and participate in #winePW? Here are the details…

Details for participation

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.com.

Send your post title to me by Monday, January 4, to be included in the preview post. I will do a preview post shortly after getting the titles, linking to your blogs. Your title should include " #winePW " (Note: I'd like us all to use the hashtag in the title to make it easier to see the posts getting shared on Twitter).

Publish your post between 12:01 a.m-7:00 a.m. EDT on Saturday, January 9. You can always schedule your post in advance if you will be tied up around then.

Include a link to the other #winePW participants in your post. I'll provide the html code you can include in your post which will link to people's blog homepages. Then I'll provide updated code for the permalinks to everyone's #winePW posts.

Get social! After the posts go live, please visit your fellow bloggers posts' to comment and share. I'll follow-up later with some specific strategies for that social sharing.

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 #winePW Twitter Chat January 9, 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.

OK, that's all I can think of for now. For more of the backstory on Wine Pairing Weekend, check out David’s original post introducing the idea. Please let me know your thoughts and questions in the comments; or you can also email me at is constantmotioncamilla AT gmail.com. Cheers!

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