To kick off the year, I invited the Wine Pairing Weekend crew to track down some 'godforsaken grapes' and create a pairing. You can read my invitation: Let's Go (Wine) Geeky & Explore #GodforsakenGrapes for 2020's First #WinePW.
In his Gazetteer of Godforsaken Grapes, in the book's appendix, Wilson lists 101 varieties to seek out. I created a checklist of all the varietals; out of 101, I've only tried seventeen. Wow. Looks as if I have a lot of tasting to do! Maybe I can track them all down before I'm fifty. That gives me about three and a half more years!
Here's how the crew will be answering the #GodforsakenGrapes challenge...
- An Ode to Godforsaken Grapes on Somm's Table
- An Unlikely Match: A Thai Favorite + A Qvevri-Aged Wine from the Republic of Georgia by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Cesanese, Schioppettino and More Interesting Wine to Try by Cooking Chat
- Falanghina and Lagrein from California? Of course! by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
- Godforsaken Grapes: The Book and Thoughts about Wine by Our Good Life
- Godforsaken Grapes: The Book, The Wine, The Pairing by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Pairing Blaufrankisch from Austria with Dark Soya Marinated Chicken Legs by Chinese Food and Wine Pairings
- Pairing Petit Manseng with Asian Food by Asian Test Kitchen
- Pairing the Unpairable: Traditional Turkish Manti and Yogurt with Öküzgözü Rosé by The Quirky Cork
- Saperavi is Super with Khachapuri by Dracaena Wines
- Southwest France: A Pool of Grape Diversity by L'Occasion
- Tasting & Pairing Tannat - #WinePW Exploration of Godforsaken Grapes by The Corkscrew Concierge
- To Try in 2020: Paso Whites– Unexpected Grapes In an Unexpected Region by Wine Predator
- The Forgotten Grapes of Calabria: Gaglioppo of Ceraudo with Salsiccia by Vino Travels
- White Port: A Blend of Grape Varieties Unknown to Many by Grape Experiences