Monday, September 9, 2019


Come and enjoy a taste of island life: no planes, trains, or automobiles needed!
In September, the French Winophiles blogging group is exploring wines from Corsica, France, a storied island known for many things including Napoleon Bonaparte, the second highest mountain in the Mediterranean, really stinky cheese, and increasingly excellent wine. Offer ends in September so join us now and come ready to tell us your experience and impressions on 21 September 2019, when we meet over a casual Twitter chat at 8 AM PST!

When we think of wine and Corsica together, the first thing that comes to mind is... well we don't really think of wine and Corsica together, do we?! But Corsica, in addition to being continuously occupied by humans since the Mesolithic era (a whopping 15,000 years BP (Before Present)), has also enjoyed the fruits of labour of it's various occupations by the Greeks, Italians, and now, French. Corsican wine has existed since ~570 BC when the Greeks introduced vitis vinifera and viticulture there, as they did everywhere else including France and Italy. Since then wine has been somewhat of a spotty pursuit in Corsica but it has been on a steady uptick thanks to its nine AOC regions, starting in 1968. We are, unfortunately, not doing samples this month so we will each rely on our local well-stocked wine shops to have a go at Corsican wine... and perhaps food too. We hope you'll join us!

How to join us: 

  • Send me email to tell me you’re in: Include your blog url, Twitter handle, and any other social media details. If you know your blog post title, include that although you can really just send it to me anytime on/before 17th September. 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 
  • Find a Corsican wine and perhaps food, and prepare your blog post. But don’t post it yet!
  • Send your blog post title to me by Tuesday, 17th September to be included in the preview post. I will prepare a preview post with links to everyone's blogs shortly after I get titles. Your title should include “#Winophiles” or you can simply append the hashtag to the end of your title.
  • Publish your post between Friday 20th September and 8:00 a.m. EST on Saturday, 21st September. You can always schedule your post in advance if you have commitments that morning.
  • Include links to the other #Winophiles participants in your post, and a description of what the event is about. Before Friday I’ll provide the HTML code that you can add  to your initial post so that your post includes links to participating Winophiles. 
  • Once all the posts are live, I’ll send the updated HTML list so you can update the permanent links to everyone’s #Winophiles posts. 
  • Get social! After the posts go live, please visit your fellow bloggers posts’ to comment and share. We've also got a Facebook group for participating bloggers to connect and share. 
  • 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.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting, Payal! I loved the wine I poured and paired. Can't wait to share.