Just a reminder for any and all who want to participate in WBW#11: It's time to choose your wine..
The institution that has become WineBloggingWednesday returns on 6 July, 2005 and will be hosted by little 'ol me. Get ready to Get Off! (dry). You may select a red, white, rosé, or bubbly. Your selection can be from anywhere on the planet. However, it must meet one criteria; it must be neither dry nor sweet. In other words, your wine must be off-dry. What does this mean? Click below for a helpful 'dryness scale.'
Somewhere between "dry as the outback" and "sweet as a chocolate-caramel-nougat bar" lies the elusive, slightly sweet region known as, "off-dry." Would a Tawny Port qualify? No; too sweet. What about a Sancerre? Nope; too dry. Look to a California Chenin Blanc. Look to a German Riesling. Heck, you might even look to a superduper ripe (and allegedly dry) Aussie Shiraz. Your chosen wine will be at once both a little dry and a little sweet. So pick something - anything off-dry and tell us just where on the universal dry/sweet scale you wine falls. And most of all, be creative and have fun.
On or before 6 July, email me or send a trackback to this post. Shortly thereafter, I'll post a collection of all our little off-dry discoveries.