Friday, January 1, 2021

You're Invited: Italian Wines with Braised Meats or Stews #ItalianFWT

photo by my Precise Kitchen Elf, Lake Tahoe's north shore
 

As we just wrapped our first #ItalianFWT event for 2021, I'm posting the theme for the February assignment, inspired by some cold winter nights: Italian Wines with Braised Meats or Stews. I wanted to give folks a little more latitude than tracking down a single varietal or event limiting them to a particular region. For February'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 comforting braises or stews be they Italian recipes, or not. I'm picturing foods such as 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 in December, if you were inspired by another post, revisit an Italian sparkler that you might lift for a Valentines' Day celebration of cold weather fare. 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 with Braised Meats or Stews #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 Sunday, January 31st, 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, February 6th. 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 February 6, 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.

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