Archive for the ‘Wine Blogs’ Category

Nov 3, 2016

Wine Blogging: A Few Changes in 12 Years

I recently celebrated my 12th full year of writing and publishing Fermentation: The Daily Wine Blog. After 3,007 posts, I can say with some certainty that wine blogging is not dead. However, it’s not what it was. The primary change that has come to the realm of wine blogs is that a shared camaraderie among wine bloggers isn’t nearly as strong as it was in the years 2005 -2010. The think the reason for this is pretty obvious. At the…

Aug 23, 2016

The Best Wine Blogger Steps Back

It’s interesting and notable. Steve Heimoff is first and foremost a wine writer. His long stints writing for The Wine Spectator, then writing from the position of Senior Editor at the Wine Enthusiast, and through is two books on wine make this clear. And yet, he is also the best wine blogger wine blogging has yet seen. Steve announced his retirement on Monday. He announced he is not only leaving his most recent position as a communicator at Jackson Family…

Jan 11, 2016

Did Wine Blogs Die Without a Funeral?

Below is a chart produced via Google Trends. It depicts the relative interest in the term “Wine Blog” over time based on Google search queries.   As you can see the relative interest in wine blogs has been waning now for a good six years since interest peaked in 2009. What happened? Whatever happened did not only happen to wine blogs. It has happened to blogs in general. What happened was social media. Above is another chart produced by Google…

Dec 22, 2015

A Wine Blogger’s Resolve

As I’ve said before, New Year resolutions are good. They focus your attention on what one should do, if only for that moment while considering the resolutions. Plus, if you are a stick-to-it kind of person they provide you with presumably worthy goals for the next six months. So, I have a few resolutions for 2016. 1. Drink Up More of My Cellar It’s starting to pile up. Plus, I don’t drink nearly enough. Also, now that my son, Henry…

Dec 9, 2015

The New BOOZE RULES Is Required Reading

Very quietly, and through a series of important posts, the Hinman & Carmichael “Booze Rules” blog has become one of the most important sources of information concerning liquor law anywhere on the Internet. A recent Booze Rules post by John Hinman and John Edwards demonstrates this. Somewhat directly entitled “ABC DISMISSES SAVE MART GRAPE ESCAPE ACCUSATION BUT REFUSES TO ADOPT JUDGE’S DECISION FINDING NO STRICT LIABILITY FOR ABC VIOLATIONS”, the new Booze Rules post demonstrates how the California Alcohol Beverage…