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Wine Wednesday ~ “Plonk”

August 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pennsylvania Wine Society

PLONK          by Marty Cook

What is “Plonk”?  Wikipedia defines it thusly:

“Plonk is a non-specific and derogatory term used primarily in British and Australian English for cheap, low-quality wine. It is believed to come from Australian slang, in reference to blanc, before it became naturalised in Britain. Despite the reference to the colour white, the term is not limited to white wine, and can as easily indicate a red wine or rosé.”

For the sake of this segment of Wine Wednesday, which takes place on Wednesday, August 11th at 7:00 p.m. Eastern/New York time, we will elevate our definition by interpreting “Plonk” as inexpensive (“affordable”) wines of little or no repute that are nonetheless palatable, easy-drinking wines.  We could go so far as to say that they are wines that you would not be embarrassed to serve but about which you may not necessarily care to share the details.  We could go so far as to include jug wines, box wines, and even canned wines, although there are many examples of affordable, easy-drinking wines that are packaged in 750 ml bottles.  Some may go so far as to have cork closures! The key ingredient in all of this is “affordable” and “palatable” wines. If that is Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill or Gallo Hearty Burgundy, then so be it.  Or, if you get on your inner snob, then it might be some version of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. To each their own.

So, put your pride aside, hold your nose, and confess what wine really gets you through the workweek. Join us on Wednesday, August 11th at 7:00 pm Eastern/New York time for this coming installment of Wine Wednesday and be ready to share your favorite Plonk with us! Oh, and, as always, please photograph the front and back labels of your chosen wine and send those pics to WineCat@pa.net by 11 p.m. Tuesday evening for inclusion in our weekly PowerPoint slide show presentation. We hope to see you at the Zoom link shown below. Take care!


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August 11, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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