April Wine Pairing Weekend: Spring Meal Pairings for Southern Rhône Wines #winePW

April #winePW

On the second Saturday of each month, a group of bloggers who are passionate about the way good wine enhances a meal come together to blog about a wine pairing they have done. Each month has a different Wine Pairing Weekend theme to focus the pairings. There is a live Twitter Chat at 11 a.m. each of those 2nd Saturdays, using the hashtag #winePW. Anyone interested in wine pairing is welcome to join the chat.

I’m the host of this month’s #winePW, a celebration of the theme:

{Spring Meal Pairings for Southern Rhône Wines}

Saturday April 9, 2016 at 11 a.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Central

Join in on twitter with #winePW

The Rhône Valley of France is a diverse and fascinating wine region; for this #winePW, we’ll focus on the wines and winemakers of the Southern Rhône. As many parts of the world welcome the new spring season, we’ll choose fresh, seasonal spring foods to pair with regional wines. During the April #winePW, you’ll find new meal ideas to brighten your table and learn of wines to make the meal a welcoming ritual. You’ll also learn about the region, the wines, the winemakers and the traditions of France’s Southern Rhône Valley.

David of Cooking Chat started this event in June of 2014, and every month since then this group of wine and food lovers have had a great time! For more background, check out the original post announcing Wine Pairing Weekend.

If you’re new to #winePW, every month we focus on a different food and wine pairing theme. The event, held the 2nd Saturday of each month, includes sharing blog posts and a live Twitter chat at 11 a.m. Eastern Time (10 a.m. Central). Based on this schedule, that makes this Wine Pairing Weekend event Saturday, April 9, 2016. For a list of past and upcoming #winePW event, visit the Wine Pairing Weekend calendar here. New bloggers are welcome any time. Just let me know if you’re interested in participating!

How to join us:

      • Send an email to tell me you’re in: Include your blog url, Twitter handle, link to your Pinterest profile, and any other social media detail. If you know your blog post title now, include that…but you can send me that a bit closer to the event, I’d like to get a sense of who’s participating and give some shoutouts and links as we go. The email is jillbarth AT msn.com.
      • Prepare a Spring-season food or meal and serve it with a Southern Rhône wine pairing. You can choose a wine from anywhere in the Southern Rhône Valley in France and get creative with your food pairing!
      • Send your post title to me by Tuesday, April 5th to be included in the preview post. I will do a preview post shortly after getting the titles, linking to your blogs. Your title should include “#winePW”. If you want to get involved after Tuesday April 5th, just drop me an email letting me know you plan to post so I can add you to the link list.
      • Publish your post between 12:01 a.m-8:00 a.m. EDT on Saturday, April 9, 2016. 
      • Include a link to the other #winePW participants in your post, and a description of what the event is about. I’ll provide the html code you can easily put in your initial post–which will link to people’s general blog url–then updated code for 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 on social media. We have a Facebook group for participating bloggers to connect and share, too.
      • Sponsored posts 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.

Any questions, leave a comment or drop me an email. Hope to have you join us! Cheers!

18 thoughts on “April Wine Pairing Weekend: Spring Meal Pairings for Southern Rhône Wines #winePW

  1. This sounds wonderful! Sadly I can’t join as I’m based in Argentina where imported wines are very rare. Maybe there’ll be an Argentinean wines #winePW some day!?

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