I know I completely spaced out and didn't pass this information along a month or so ago, but for those interested in the wrap up: Lennedevours World Wine Blogging Wednesday has posted the results of bloggers fav's.
"Many of you have either heard of or participated in Is My Blog Burning? -- a monthly blog cooking event that is the brainchild of Alberto over at Il Forno. It's grown and grown over the past few months and it's has me thinking...can we do something similar with wine?
The theme: Inexpensive New World Merlot that is not from the United States
The rules...don't spend more than 15USD on the bottle. It must come from a New World wine nation that isn't the U.S., which leaves you places such as Australia, Argentina, New Zealand and Chile. Once you drink the wine (hopefully with friends!() you should post a picture of the bottle/label and write a little blurb with your impressions of the wine, what food you either did or would pair with it and, if possible, post an "official" tasting note for the wine. You can often find those online. I like to read those first and then compare it with what my palate tastes. It's a good way to learn as well." - Post