Archive for the ‘Wine Media’ Category

Jul 24, 2014

A Schooling in Wine Writing And Gender

I’ve heard it said that where winemaking is concerned, women may have an advantage either because they may have a more acute palate or because they are more natural nurturers. I don’t know. It’s an intriguing and not altogether outlandish set of ideas. However, I’m wondering if there is such a substantial difference between male wine writers and female wine writers that it is important that we read, listen to, or observe or both in order to get a full…

Jul 23, 2014

Misunderstanding: There is no Such Thing As a “Print” Writer in the Wine Media

Media reports out of and about the recent Wine Bloggers Conference as well as certain panels at the conference (I could not be there due to baby), have in some measure drawn attention to a severe misunderstanding among some about the nature of writing, blogging and media in general. The theme I’m referring to is the idea that there is “print media” on the one hand and something else (digital?) on the other. The sister theme to this is that…

May 9, 2014

A Wine Blogger Explores…Come Along For the Ride

My professional life has for 25 years revolved around wine, wine marketing and my clients. Every day I’ve risen thinking, “what next”, figuring out how to best pitch a story, sitting down to write a press release or press kit or something else to help tell my clients story. I’m a very lucky man. I remain pretty passionate about my professional life. In 2004, I added a twist and started FERMENTATION: The Daily Wine Blog as another means to communicate…

Apr 17, 2014

New Wine, Beer, Spirits, Cider Legal Blog Launches

A new blog focused on Alcohol Beverage Law has launched: “Lawful Libations” from the New York firm of Farrell-Fritz. Begun in March, Lawful Libations has a certain focus on New York legal happenings connected to the alcohol beverage world, but has also focused on federal issues. It’s a welcome addition to this particularly narrow niche of blogs. Back in 2010 I wrote a post listing the various alcohol beverage legal blogs, in which I profiled 15 different blogs reporting on…

Feb 7, 2014

Uplifting the Alcoholic Arts

“Our goal is to capture the ethos that’s driving drinks forward: the connection of beverage to tradition and place, the passion to innovate and yes—fun. We also believe that the wine, cocktail and spirits worlds share more in common than they probably realize. We want to bring them together and shine a light on the many places where their values are entwined.” I have been thinking about the sentiment and purpose behind this statement on and off for about four…