|photo by my Precise Kitchen Elf, Lake Tahoe's north shore|
As we just wrapped our final #ItalianFWT event for 2018, I'm posting the theme for the 2019 kick-off: Italian Wines for Cold Winter Nights. I wanted to give folks a little more latitude than tracking down a single varietal or event limiting them to a particular region. For January's #ItalianFWT, we're going uncomplicated and, hopefully, easy to source. And you have just over a month to prepare, so breathe easy.
You may post about Italian wines that match your favorite comfort foods be they Italian, or not. I'm picturing soups and stews such as my Zuppa di Cipolla al Vino Rosso + Bava’s “Gionson” Nebbiolo.
...and long-braised meats. I recently posted Braised Beef Cheeks over Garlic Gnocchi + Statti Calabria Gaglioppo 2015.
You can share your favorite Italian wine that you sip while curled up in front of the fireplace. Or tell us what wines do you open after a day on the mountain. Though we did just cover Italian sparkling wines, if you were inspired by another post, revisit an Italian sparkler that you might have toasted in the new year with. Be creative!
Not Only Wines
Though Italian wines will be a focus, if you would like to write about travel or food in Italy during the the wintertime, 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 Italian Wines for Cold Winter Nights #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 Tuesday, January 1st, 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, January 5th. 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 January 5, 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.