#newwinethisweek – Analysing 2014 and changes for 2015
Wow, didn’t 2014 disappear in a flash? One of the reasons was the introduction of #newwinethisweek, where we selected a different wine for you to try every week for the whole year. Thank you so much to those of you who took part, especially those of you who took the time to vote and to leave our reviews. A special shout out has to go to John Stephens (follow him on Twitter @john_cstevens), who’s weekly reviews were detailed, eloquent and full of enthusiasm however good (or bad) the wine. And of course, a huge thank you to the fantastic Zelda, who writes/draws the brilliant theillustratedwine blog.
The 2015 votes have been now counted and verified and I can reveal your favourite white wine of 2014 was Californian Chardonnay, you voted Rhône Syrah your favourite red and the best fizz came from good old Blighty – I can’t tell you how happy I am about this!
Below is the full table with link to each of the weekly introductions. Where the wines finished in the table wasn’t really the point, all we hope is that you tried and enjoyed some different wines in 2014.
There will be a few changes in 2015 and Mike will taking more of a lead over at his site www.pleasebringmemywine.com . The recommendations will be fortnightly this year, with each selection corresponding to a letter of the alphabet… 26 fortnights, 26 letters in the alphabet! We hope the extra week will give everyone a better opportunity to source and try the wine.
The other change is that it will be up to you to choose the #newwinethisweek subject every 2 weeks. Have a look at the options for “A” by clicking on the link below and help decide what you will be tucking into next year.
The vote will always take place on Mike’s site and I will focus on an overview of the chosen wine every other week on Confessionsofawinegeek.
Mike and I look forward to another year of challenging your taste buds and daring you to be different. With your help let’s make #newwinethisweek a massive success and get as many people involved as possible… because what’s better than finding a new favourite wine?
Drink well and have a great 2015!