**Monthly Wine Challenge – December 2019 Selection and Discussion Post!** – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

**Monthly Wine Challenge – December 2019 Selection and Discussion Post!**

Evening everyone! Sorry for the lateness, but my body is still recovering from my night shifts last week. I hope our American friends has a great Thanksgiving. It looks like winter is in full swing around here, and Christmas is just around the corner. With the busy season upon us again, remember to take some time out, relax, and enjoy spending time with your family and friends. So with that in mind, our selection this month is:

Country: Any

Variety/varietal: Any celebratory wine/wine worth sharing

Since this time of year is all about spending time with family and friends, what better way to celebrate the season with a glass (or two, or three, I dont judge) of holiday cheer. So the challenge this month, my fellow wine lovers, is to post a wine that you open as a toast, something to drink around the holiday table, or perhaps you have a bottle of something special you want to open. FIrst growth Bordeaux? Perhaps a bottle of Champagne? Or even that bottle of Caymus sitting in your cellar. This is the month to open it!

So, just like with past MWC entries, us on the 15th of the month, I will post the tasting notes post. Make sure your notes include: a) a link to a picture of the bottle and a filled glass; b) the name (if there is one), the producer, and the year; c) your notes; and d) your overall recommendation (whether great or gross, food pairings, etc.).

If you are new to wine tasting, Wine Enthusiast has a great article to get you going. Have fun choosing your wine, and I will see you all on the 15th!

Discussion Time
So, I think we need to discuss the future of the MWC. We don't seem to have the same level of participation as we did under /u/pbrooks19, and lately some of the posts have been a little discouraging. So I ask, do we continue in the new year? Do we let it come to and end? Do we take it in a new direction? If we do continue, please feel free to give suggestions as to grape and regions. While we may not use every suggestion, I will keep in mind which ones would work for the biggest audience.


Athan Zafirov

For 15 years, Athan Zafirov has traveled the vineyards around the world and worked with some of the greatest chefs including Francois Duc and Alan Brown.

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