Invitation to Join Wine Pairing Weekend’s Rioja and Barbecue Celebration #WinePW

Get Your Grill On with Wine from Rioja
On July 13th, our Wine Pairing Weekend blogging group will be sharing our suggestions for combining wine from the well known Spanish wine region of Rioja with food from the grill. Low and slow or hot and fast, what grill preparation would you mix with Rioja?

Bodegas LAN is a well known producer in Rioja. They generously provided samples for several of the participants in our upcoming event.

Rioja Wines
The Rioja wine region is located in northern Spain, with a major feature being the Ebro river which flows through the center of the region. Red wines are generally blends featuring the Tempranillo grape, augmented with Garnacha, and other grapes. White wines are also blends, based in the Viura grape, again with a variety of additional grapes allowed in the blend. Look for more information on Rioja wines from our bloggers during the event on July 13!

Rioja wine map courtesy of winetourismspain.com

How to join us:

  • Send an email to tell me you’re in: Include blog url, Twitter handle,  and any other social media details. If you know your blog post title, include that…but you can also send that a bit closer to the event. We’d like to get a sense of who’s participating and give some shout-outs and links as we go. You can contact me at jmb5121@gmail.com
  • Find a Rioja wine and pair it with a meal from the grill. Write up your experience and get ready to post and share. But don’t post it yet!
  • Send your post title to me by Tuesday, July 9th to be included in the preview post. I will prepare a preview post shortly after getting the titles, linking to your blogs. Your title should include “#WinePW”
  • Publish your post between Friday July 12 and 8:00 a.m. EDT on Saturday, July 13th. You can always schedule your post in advance if you will be tied up that morning.
  • Include links to the other #WinePW participants in your post, and a description of what the event is about. I’ll provide the HTML code that you can easily put in your initial post — which will link to people’s general blog url
  • Once all the posts are live, I’ll send updated code so you can update the permanent links to everyone’s #WinePW posts.
  • Get social! After the posts go live, please visit your fellow bloggers posts’ to comment and share. We have a Facebook group for participating bloggers to connect and share, too.
  • Sponsored posts are 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.

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