Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Your First Assignment

Okay -- I came up with a better idea (at least I think it's a better idea) to get us started.

Today is May 15th -- so, I am proposing that between now and May 31st -- everyone is to try a red wine that they have never tried before. During the first week of June, come to this space and let us know how it was.... nothing fancy -- just price, taste, flavor etc.

I'm thinking that this is a good way for us to get our feet wet, get to know each other and hopefully pick up some more contributors.

Cheers!

PS -- I don't have email addresses for a couple of the contributors listed, so if you could send me your address.... I'll grant you permission to the site

mrsbigdubya at gmail dot com

15 comments:

Aunt P said...

Do we have a price ceiling for the bottle? Just to keep us all in the same league? And good guidance for week bottle one. Maybe a future assignment can be based on wine regions: Everyone try a wine, red or white, from XYZ.

Sue said...

I have a great bottle of red called Mother's Little Helper. I don't have high expectations since it was pretty inexpensive...but I liked the label...

Mrs. Chicky said...

How about a bottle under $12? That's usually my breaking point when it comes to a casual bottle of wine.

cape buffalo said...

I lean to the under $15 league myself. And that's a special night. I usually end up with my fre under 12-10 faves. I think that's what can be so cool about a wine sharing bllog- we can venture into the good, bad, and ugly of the under 15 set :)

Mrs Big Dubya said...

Aunt P, I had the same idea -- figured I'd keep it simple with only two weeks left in May --

For June, I was thinking of picking a country... as time goes on we can refine it further....

Mother's Little Helper.... sounds like MD 20/20

I don't want to have a price ceiling -- but will suggest that wines are in the <$15 range -- but, sometimes you splurge....

I added a field with some guidlines -- feel free to add/suggest more

Keep the suggestions coming :)

Mr Big Dubya said...

Can we do a month where all we review are "The Wines of the Fenway"?

What's the word?

Thunderbird!

Aunt P said...

So are you and Mr. Big Dubya individual members? or is this a joint membership? Will you be discussing one bottle or two the first week of June?

Mrs Big Dubya said...

Have you met us???

Two bottles -- I don't like to share!

PunditMom said...

Oh, Mrs. Chicky! I'd love to contribute, as well!

What a wonderful idea!

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I tried a new one the other day that I LOVED. I'll have to buy it again so that I can report back.

It was a Shiraz from Barossa. Very tasty.

Mrs. Chicky said...

Mrs. Big Dub - I sent Pundit Mom over. Can she contribute as well? I know she has good taste in wines.

Mrs Big Dubya said...

Of course, the more the merrier.... welcome PunditMom!

Sue, send me your email so I can add you to the list of contributors.

Cheers!

cape buffalo said...

will you please invite my husband? you have his address ;)

I like the Mr's spiffy design work. Does he have a button? I needs me a button!

Mrs Big Dubya said...

I have requested that the Big Dubya make us a button -- and he has said that he would, but he's at home taking care of a puking infant today -- so it might have to wait 'til tomorrow.

Welcome Mr Cape Buffalo!

Darren said...

I was just going to put up a review, but then read these instructions. I guess we're going for by the first week of June rather than during the first week. We're probably all just too exicted to wait.