There is a whole lot of wine in the world.  So far my experience has been limited to some of the more common varietals.  I have had my fair share of Cabernet, Pinot Noir, and the like, but it doesn't take very long to start naming off wines that I have never had.  I have decided that I want to change that, and I don't really do things small when I get into them.

I have decided to embark on a quest to join the Wine Century Club.  The only requirement to join is that I have to have tasted 100 different varieties of wine.  These have to all actually be distinct varieties, so I can't count two wines that are the same but have different names.  Just to make things more challenging, I have decided that I will not count anything that I have not posted a review of on this blog.  That means that I will be starting off with only four varieties on my checklist.  My current reviews have covered Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, and a Riesling.  I have a couple of additional varieties in my hands ready to be reviewed, so I hope to be soon knocking out Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.

This is going to be a crazy difficult project.  The Wine Century Club website says that only 3% of people who download the application actually complete it, and that there are a number of sommeliers who don't even qualify.  I have added a checklist to the right hand sidebar of my blog, so you can see how I'm doing as time goes on.  I can't wait to try out all of this wine.  4 down and only 96 to go.