Have you been following along as the World Wine Travel writers made their way around Spain in 2021? Well, for 2022, our focus is going to be the wine regions of Australia and New Zealand. So, get ready to head Down Under with us. Here's what the group has planned...
- Cool climate Happs Semillon from Margaret River by Avvinare
- Getting to Know Margaret River through Vasse Felix by Food Wine Click!
- Hooroo! Aussie Burgers with the Lot + Hope Estate 2015 The Ripper Shiraz by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Margaret River Shiraz Kicks Off Virtual Trip Down Under by My Full Wine Glass
- Margaret River’s Vinaceous Voodoo Moon Malbec Makes You Howl for Blue Cheese BBQ by Wine Predator...Gwendolyn Alley
A decade ago, I spent six weeks taking elementary kids on a culinary tour of Australia. We tried vegemite; we made pavlovas and Australian meat pies.
My youngest son has been been infatuated with wombats since first grade - I have no idea why - but he was thrilled to be able to bring his stuffed animal to school for the class. And he threw on his wool kangaroo hat for good measure.
My older son learned to play the digeridoo for that class. All of the classes I led at their school were a learning experience for all of us.
But I didn't delve into Australian wines at all. It's time to fix that with this year's focus. I am hosting January with our first exploration of the Western Australian wine region.
While the wine region is relatively small, compared to the entire western part of the country, there was several subregions to get you started. Look for wines from the Swan District, Perth Hills, Peel, Geographe, Margaret River, Blackwood Valley, Manjimup, Pemberton, or Great Southern.
I look forward to learning from all of the #WorldWineTravel writers. I will likely "pull some snags out of the eski and toss them on the barbie for the blokes." Translation: "...pull some sausages out of the fridge and toss them on the grill for my guys." Maybe. Or I might get a little bit more creative since we have some time. Here are the details for participation.
This #WorldWineTravel January 2022 event is Saturday, January 22nd, 2022. Are you ready to jump in and participate? I hope so. Here are the #WorldWineTravel 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 constantmotioncamilla[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, January 16th, 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 #WorldWineTravel, but all your social shares should.
Publish your post anytime from Friday, Janary 21st until Saturday, January 22nd 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 #WorldWineTravel 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 #WorldWineTravel 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 #WorldWinetravel Twitter Chat January 22nd, 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 constantmotioncamilla[at]gmail[dot].com. Cheers!