Archive for the ‘Wine Blogs’ Category

Aug 17, 2015

What I learned at the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference

1. Cider and Wine Bloggers….?…Maybe By every measure hard cider is much more similar to wine than it is to beer. So, will America’s cutting edge wine writers, the bloggers, embrace cider? Maybe. My attempt to introduce many of them to the drink by showing off ciders from Eve’s Cidery seemed moderately successful in getting them interested. The reaction to these great ciders ranged from “WOW” to “Eh”. 2. Upstate NY and the Finger Lakes Region is Tempting Shocked. I…

Aug 15, 2015

Henry George and Diversity at the Wine Blogging Conference

I face-timed with my son last night while he was eating dinner 3,000 miles away. On his plate was cheese, apple sauce, steamed vegetables, mashed potatoes, some sort of a boiled grain that his daddy never fixes for him, and some strange sort of protein that was unidentifiable. Additionally, he had a sippy cup of milk. It was pretty diverse diet. What would be clear to any winery employee, editor, marketer, importer, publicist or other member of the wine world…

Aug 14, 2015

Karen MacNeil, Inspiration and Art of Wine Blogging

I’ve always approached blogging as an effort to convince my readers of something. They ought to think about terroir this way. They ought to get behind that consumer movement. They ought to have disdain for that wine industry fact of life. They should train their sights on what this person over there is doing. It might be deemed “advocacy blogging”. It’s been my approach not because I think it’s the best approach to blogging about wine or cider or wine…

Aug 11, 2015

Mediocrity on the Eve of the Wine Bloggers Conference

The upcoming Wine Bloggers Conference in New York’s Finger Lakes region has me excited; probably because I was unable to attend last year’s conference and I miss the gathering. But it also has provided me the occasion to think about the process of blogging and blogging about wine. In fact, I recently took time to think again about what it takes to be a successful blogger and particularly a successful wine blogger (it’s not rocket science), and to assess whether…

Jun 15, 2015

The Annual Wine Blog Filter Is Announced

Finalists in the Wine Blog Awards have been announced and public voting is open. What’s notable about this year’s crop of finalists is the relatively high number of new blogs that have never showed up at this point in the process. Another way of putting it is that many of the “old guard” that have often appeared as nominees over the past several years have been eclipsed by a new crop of writers. {{{{PLEASE GO INVESTIGATE THE NOMINEES AND VOTE!}}}}…