02/04/09 – the wines of Eastern Europe

By Jesse on February 2, 2009

In just one week’s time, we’ll be testing out the theory that the Young Winos of LA are better blind-tasters than the judges at the California State Fair. Yes, it’s time once again for March Madness, the bi-annual blind-tasting tournament that separates the serious rummies from the mere lushes.

The only real problem with the March Madness event is that we there’s not much variety in terms of… well, varieties. For eight weeks, we’ll be tasting only six different grape varietals: three whites and three reds (followed by two weeks of championship play). I thought this might be a great opportunity to get the varietal heebie-jeebies out of our system by tasting some seriously bizarre shit.

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