Nomination Criteria:
Any wine blog in existence in 2006 that has produced at least 52 posts during that year and is written in English
is eligible to be nominated for the Best Wine Blog Award. Nominees will have delivered an overall wine blog experience that continually
entertains and educates its readers. Nominees should have brought an
independence of thought and originality of thought to their wine blog.
The quality of the writing, content and visual presentation of the Best Wine Blog will be very high. This Blog should have
the potential to compete with other high quality wine information
resources in any other medium.



Links to other categories’ nomination pages:
Best Winery Blog
Best Wine Podcast or Video Blog
Best Graphics on a Wine blog
Best Review Wine Blog
Best Single Subject Wine Blog
Best Wine Blog Writing

Posted In: Wine Blog Awards


164 Responses

  1. Lenn - January 8, 2007

    I’d like to nominate your own blog, Tom along with Vinography

  2. tom - January 8, 2007

    Fermentation is ineligible to be nominated. (but thanks).

  3. Mark - January 8, 2007

    Gotta give it to Dr. Vino’s wine blog.
    (Sorry to hear we’re barred from voting for you, Tom.)

  4. lagramiere - January 8, 2007

    Along with the first two, I’d add Jamie Goode,

  5. jeffrey - January 8, 2007

    Lenn Devours
    Wine For Newbies

  6. Steve Bachmann - January 8, 2007


  7. Tim Elliott - January 8, 2007

    I hereby nominate:
    Good Grape Wine Co.
    In vino veritas

  8. wineguy - January 8, 2007

    and Fermentation:
    (you should be eligible, you know…)

  9. Dr. Debs - January 8, 2007

    Dr. Vino
    Basic Juice
    Thanks, Tom!

  10. eljefe - January 8, 2007

    I came here this morning to nominate several blogs, but nearly all of my picks have been covered by others.
    I’d like to slip in a humble suggestion for next year for a “Best New Wine Blog” – as an encouragement for up and coming blogs that may not have been around long enough to meet the 52 post criteria, but have still “made a splash”. For instance, I would nominate this blog in the Single Subject category:
    But only 46 posts in 2006 since he started in September.
    Thanks Tom!

  11. Josh - January 8, 2007

    Here are my picks:
    Dr. Vino
    Jamie Goode
    Good Grape
    Hey El Jefe, whats up with Calaveras County banning the street side sale of kittens? That’s how my wife and I got our pussy. For shame!

  12. vinosdelsur - January 8, 2007

    I nominate Veritas in Vino.
    It’s like reading a novel in installments and learning a ton about wine at the same time. You can’t help but become engaged with the protagonist (Alice Feiring) as she travels the world–reflecting on trends that drive wine production (for better and worse), offering travelogues and vignettes to wine-producing regions and enticing you to travel to the same places, all the while adding choice tidbits from her personal life.
    Unlike other wine blogs, this site provides wine recommendations (of course) but also a range of information about everything wine–how wines are produced, why production strategy (and manipulation) matters, how to enjoy wine solo or with food, who is making wine, and where to find the passion and soul of the industry.

  13. The Wine Commonsewer - January 8, 2007

    Vinography is a favorite.
    I know we can’t nominate Fermentation, but it’s a good one.
    Robin Garr’s Thirty Second Wine Advisor is top drawer. Always interesting. Always entertaining.
    I really liked The Wine Amateur, whose focus was mostly on Oz Wines, but I think he quit writing it last fall.

  14. Toni Litsinger - January 8, 2007

    The Wine Commonsewer again is the best.

  15. NoStar - January 8, 2007

    I’ll second that motion: The Wine Commonsewer. TWC delivers a delightful mixture of reverence and humor in a fruit forward blog with a stable balance of oak, tannins, and astringency. The finish is clean with notes of vanilla and chocolate.
    I daily read The Wine Commonsewer with an anticipation the rivals that for a new vintage of Pinot Noir.

  16. The Wine Commonsewer - January 8, 2007

    I guess I should have included the links to my nominations
    Robin Garr’s Thirty Second Wine Advisor:
    Wine Amateur

  17. Jim Breen - January 8, 2007

    Nominations. Alot of repeats so I did some extra reasearch to pick ones note listed:

  18. pablo Gimenez melo - January 8, 2007

    I am Argentine and also I want to take part!!!!
    Regards Paul
    soy Argentino y tambien quiero participar!!!!

  19. pablo Gimenez melo - January 8, 2007

    I am Argentine and also I want to take part!!!!
    Regards Paul

  20. eljefe - January 8, 2007

    Really Josh – I don’t think this is the appropriate forum to discuss where you and your wife get pussy…

  21. Tim Carlisle - January 8, 2007

    I’d go with Jamie Goode – by far and away the best thing this side of the Atlantic – puts me to shame by some distance!
    As for Fermentation being ineligable – Tom have you thought about moving the hosting of the awards to other blogs from year to year so that you are eligible some years – as I’m unlikely to be nominated anyway – small blog – small readership – inconsistant posting and generally being amateur I’d be willing to host it so that you are eligable?

  22. Stephen Mackey - January 8, 2007

    I would like to nominate:
    Great in-depth coverage and graphics on the founding of a Virginia farm winery.

  23. Josh - January 8, 2007

    El jefe going right for the gutter, as usual. I suppose one can only expect ad hominem attacks when confronted with the indefensible banning of street side kitten sales. 😛

  24. Paul Mabray - January 8, 2007

    too bad we can’t nominate fermentations but here are Inertia’s recommendations:
    Good Grape
    Pinot Blogger
    Winery Website Report
    Wine Cast
    Inertia – Powering the Wine Revolution
    —Paul Mabray

  25. Nick - January 8, 2007

    Cork Jester

  26. tom merle - January 8, 2007

    What a brilliant and aggressive move on your part Tom. I can’t ever recall a PR/advertising outfit, promoting and getting paid to advise cliets on using a medium of communication, creating an award category for that medium. But the blogosphere is different, and anyway no publication or association was stepping up to the plate (indeed there was much grousing that the WS doesn’t take bloggers seriously).
    I hope you will create a category for best advocacy blogging down the road, naming the category after Jerry Mead and bestowing the Jerry Mead Award. No one did more for the cause of direct shipping, leading to the Coalition for Free Trade (started by John Hinman when I was at Family Winemakers), that “Curmie”. An amazing guy who is largely forgotten or unknown by all the youngsters around here.
    Best wishes for an exciting competition.

  27. Adrian Moore - January 8, 2007

    I’d like to nominate
    Everything I know about wine I learned there.

  28. El Bloggo Torcido - Twisted Oak Winery - January 8, 2007

    Josh’s Pussy

    Over on Ton Wark’s Fermentation blog he is taking nominations for his new American Wine Blog Awards – a very cool thing, and this very blog has been nominated as Best Winery Blog! So I’m, like, doing the right thing

  29. eljefe - January 8, 2007

    Tom – I apologize for my friend Josh’s pussy fixation (I had no idea it was such a burning issue.) I’ve posted my response over on El Bloggo… thanks! – j

  30. Kel - January 8, 2007

    Vivi’s Wine Journal
    Grape Juice (

  31. tom - January 8, 2007

    I’ve thought a lot about Jerry Mead lately. He was relentless and always righteous. Interestingly, there is very little “advocacy blogging” out there when it comes to wine. There are blogs that advocate ways of doing business, but nothing like Jerry did. God, can you imagine Jerry Mead with a blog?
    As for the “pr move”, I thought a good deal about this issue prior to starting these awards. I knew I had to assuure that I was not a judge and I’ve been able to take myself out of it by finding judges to determine the finalists and by letting the public do the final voting.
    I hope these awards gain attention outside the blogosphere. There are a lot over very compelling new voices writing in this medium that are well worth reading

  32. Bob Moy - January 8, 2007

    Amusing Musings From the Wine Road,

  33. Larian LeQuella - January 9, 2007

    Winehiker of course! 🙂 I love his blog and read it every day (well, almost).

  34. Joe Valenti - January 9, 2007

    30 second wine advisor – the best!

  35. Ted Dewald - January 9, 2007

    Jennifer doesn’t seek to show off her considerable knowledge of wine or turn her devotees into wine snobs. On the contrary, she uses extraordinary wit to demystify wine to the masses, like me. Wonderful site.

  36. Megan - January 9, 2007

    Wine Waves

  37. Anthony Smith Chaigneau - January 9, 2007

    I would like to nominate La Gramiere (US couple very courageous based in the Cote de Rhone)

  38. Ryan - January 9, 2007

  39. Dionysus - January 9, 2007

    What a noble idea.
    I visit many wine blogs on a daily basis and the blog that has consistently given me great wine recommendations is Blue State Carpetbagger’s Red State Wine Blog. What a great title! The writer has got an amazing palate with a penchant for under $10.

  40. Andy - January 9, 2007

    My fave:
    Amusing Musings From the Wine Road

  41. Alco Holland - January 9, 2007

    I’d like to nominate Tom C from the terroir blog.

  42. Leslie - January 9, 2007

    I nominate, Drum Roll Please…
    Sideways Wineclub Blog

  43. DavidC - January 9, 2007

    Vinography. Alder brings it with great experience, respect in the industry and a certain “normal” or approachable tone.

  44. ken - January 9, 2007

    The finest blog I’ve seen:
    A dark horse, but the hands down winner.

  45. Dan - January 9, 2007

    Amusing Musings From the Wine Road

  46. Alisa Davies - January 9, 2007

    I’d like to nominate the Sideways Wine Club

  47. bryan - January 9, 2007

    Sideways Wine Club Blog
    Amusing Musings From the Wine Road.

  48. Jim - January 9, 2007

    I think “Amusing Musings From the Wine Road” is witty and poignant. URL is

  49. Rowshi - January 9, 2007

    Proud to nominate:

  50. RP - January 9, 2007

    Sideways definitely deserves a nomination:

  51. Jameson - January 9, 2007

    Le Wine Blog at

  52. virginia King - January 9, 2007

    Amusing Musings From the Wine Road,

  53. Jordan - January 9, 2007

    Turophile is a great food and wine blog that isn’t boring to read, because she posts about her life and how wine fits into it.

  54. Marcus - January 9, 2007

    Amusing Musings From the Wine Road – Sideways should really be considered

  55. Amber Thompson - January 9, 2007

    Amusing Musings from the Wine Road! A must read at

  56. Curt Mandell - January 9, 2007

    My nomination goes to the best of the best: Sideways Wine Club

  57. Curt Mandell - January 9, 2007

    My nomination goes to the best of the best:
    Sideways Wine Club

  58. Lee Chambers - January 9, 2007

    I find the Amusing Musings From the Wind Road just that. Good info and recommendations.

  59. Dezel - January 9, 2007

    Lets roll with Vinography, Dr Vino and Drink the Good Stuff.

  60. Nick Rodakirk - January 10, 2007

    Everything Rachel Ray

  61. Hoosier95 - January 10, 2007

    Good Grape
    Insightful and connected ideas that are truly unique. One of a kind and with a new good looking design that goes beyond the traditional blog post.

  62. stewart l - January 10, 2007

    I wish to nominate the one and only Wine Library TV [WLTV] hOSTED BY gARY vAYNERCHUK. oNCE YOU HAVE SEEN ONE, YOU ARE HOOKED

  63. Jaye - January 10, 2007

    Got to go with WLTV hosted by Gary Vaynerchuck. It is wine ed for the masses!

  64. fz - January 10, 2007
    Dave is simply the best. Love his writing. He knows his stuff and stays current. instead of focusing on what everyone can find in the big media, he focuses on gems that go unnoticed. after all, that’s what is Blog is all about.

  65. Naysayer - January 10, 2007

    Whenever I need some blog to go with my pinot, reach for Amusing Musings from the Wine Road,

  66. Ahren - January 10, 2007

    I like Farley’s blog:

  67. cathy - January 10, 2007

    I nominate Mark Fisher’s “Uncorked” wineblog at
    And can I UNnominate the Rachel Ray Blog?

  68. Jay - January 10, 2007

    The grapenuts:

  69. Dan McGurn - January 10, 2007

    Lenndevours Best Wine Blog

  70. Robert F - January 10, 2007

    I nominate Wine Library TV with Gary Vaynerchuk. Best video blog of any kind on the net!

  71. Eric S. - January 10, 2007

    Wine Library TV –

  72. Claire Cochran - January 10, 2007

    I would like to nominate my sister’s blog, for best “overall” blog. In particular, I find that her blogging appeals to a demographic that has yet to really be tapped in this area, the young developing professional palate, in particular, that of women. Her blogs are informative, fun, and humorous, which I find makes them easier to digest for the ADD generation. I wish that the blog category could best “best up and coming *genre specific* wine blog,” but I’ll settle for best graphics or something. Please check it out!!

  73. Bob - January 10, 2007

    I enjoy reading La Gramiere’s blog. As someone who is interested in learning more about the winery culture and watching their progress, it’s enjoyable to read, too..

  74. dave stewart - January 10, 2007

    I’d like to nominate the bomb, Gary Vaynerchuk’s Wine Library T.V.

  75. D Griffin - January 10, 2007

    Wine Library TV of course

  76. CampingLisaB - January 10, 2007

    Wine Library TV…Changing the wine world!

  77. Joe Hussar - January 10, 2007

    Best of everything; blog, webcast

  78. SS Chris - January 10, 2007

    WLTV and host Gary Vaynerchuk..the BEST!!

  79. Dom - January 10, 2007

    I nominate WineLibrary TV

  80. SS Chris - January 10, 2007

    WLTV = Wine Library TV (just in case that wasn’t clear)

  81. SS Chris - January 10, 2007

    WLTV = Wine Library TV (just in case that wasn’t clear) & host Gary Vaynerchuk RULES!!

  82. Denise - January 10, 2007 with host Gary Vaynerchuk

  83. Dave - January 10, 2007

    I nominate WineLibrary TV.

  84. Fitz - January 10, 2007

    The Red Wine Haiku Review is the BEST!!

  85. sophie swart - January 10, 2007

    What a lovely site with some great photos –

  86. Ann - January 10, 2007

    I second Red Wine Haiku, which I find incredibly entertaining. But I also have to put in a plug for my own small but friendly blog – De Vine Inspiration located at

  87. Colin - January 10, 2007

    WineLibrary TV is the best blog for the common working man wine drinker!

  88. Reid Paul - January 10, 2007

    Wine Library TV hosted by Gary Vaynerchuk. See it once and you can’t stop going back.

  89. Mindy - January 10, 2007

    I nominate Cellar Tracker & Wine Library TV.

  90. German Libenson - January 10, 2007

    Wine Library TV is hands down the most impactful, memorable and friendly wine blog in the world. Gary V is a master taster and presenter. I have learned a lot from him. He has the charisma of a best friend.

  91. RMD - January 10, 2007

    I nominate Gary Vanderchuk’s

  92. RMD - January 10, 2007

    Opps… sorry for the incorrect spelling! It’s Gary Vaynerchuk’s Wine Library TV (

  93. Elsbeth - January 10, 2007

    Some faves:
    Dr. Vino
    Vivi’s Wine Journal

  94. Paul T. Gilmore - January 10, 2007

    I’d like to nominate Wine Library TV.

  95. Herm - January 10, 2007

    I nominate Gary Vaynerchuk

  96. Kent I - January 10, 2007

    WLTV, no question

  97. Darrell - January 10, 2007

    i want to nominate WLTV , Gary Vaynerchuk

  98. Michael - January 10, 2007

    Gary Vaynerchuk – Wine Library TV

  99. Danilo - January 10, 2007

    Lenn Devours
    Wine For Newbies
    A great pod.

  100. Peter - January 10, 2007

    Gary Vaynerchuk – Wine Library TV / WLTV
    I’ve seen them all (other nominees so far) and no one comes close to the value-added insights, information, consistency in a delivering a high-value new program 5 DAYS A WEEK…and with a bit of humor that makes it clearly elevates it above the rest.

  101. MaryS - January 10, 2007

    I nominate Wine Library TV (WLTV) and host Gary Vaynerchuk. Very informative and amusing at the same time!

  102. MaryS - January 10, 2007

    FYI. Somehow my comments came out under Peter instead of MaryS. Anyway, Wine Library TV is the best, hands down!

  103. lizv - January 10, 2007 hands down

  104. jaimie - January 10, 2007

    I nominate The Red Wine Haiku Review

  105. Adrian - January 10, 2007

    Gary Vay-NER-chuck…is the man… is my vote

  106. ~m2~ - January 11, 2007

    i nominate my buddy who takes drinking wine to a whole different level: neil drinks wine.

  107. augieland - January 11, 2007

    The Red Wine Haiku Review

  108. Scott Meermans - January 11, 2007

    Neil Drinks Wine cannot be touched by the other blogs. Neil Drinks Wine has achieved what WineLibrary TV is striving for.

  109. Joe - January 11, 2007

    Gary’s blog is definitely the best!

  110. robnmo - January 11, 2007

    WLTV, Gary is the best

  111. Seabiscuit - January 11, 2007 takes wine blogging to a whole new level!

  112. Bill - January 11, 2007

    WLTV – have to say it: addictive. Gary is the ultimate enthusiast.

  113. Double J - January 11, 2007

    WLTV. Peerless.

  114. Trudy - January 11, 2007

    I nominate Neil Drinks Wine! Find his blog at and enjoy excellent, witty and often erotic wine reviews:)

  115. CHEF - January 11, 2007

    I would like to nominate Wine Library TV with your host Gary Vay-ner-chuk…
    -Whenever someone asks what your making for dinner, tell them “Reservations”…

  116. Rusty Gaffney MD - January 11, 2007

    I would like to nominate my own newsletter which I believe would qualify as a blog: The PinotFile

  117. Greg Randle - January 11, 2007

    Howdy. I’d like to nominate Fermentation, Wine Library, and Basic Juice.

  118. Kevin Subramanya - January 11, 2007

    The 3 Nominations

  119. Patti Anderson - January 11, 2007

    I nominate Catavino, best I have seen in all categories.

  120. Marius Hansen - January 11, 2007

    A very interesting, informative, visually nice site to tune into!! Glad someone is doing this!!

  121. Marius Hansen - January 11, 2007

    Oops forgot to mention the site!! Catavino , a great site to visit and learn from.

  122. a4cb - January 11, 2007

    Cellar Tracker
    Wine Library TV

  123. Michael - January 11, 2007

    Eric Asimov’s The Pour is not only a great blog but an excellent forum as well. (I can’t believe, unless I missed it, that no one else has nominated it.)

  124. Britt & Per - January 11, 2007

    Are you allowed to nominate yourself?
    A blog, less self centered, and more wine news and views oriented:
    And a wine picture blog:

  125. Mary Lane Butler - January 11, 2007

    Want the skinny on the good, the bad and the ugly in wine–visit

  126. Emilie Odeile - January 11, 2007

    I’d like to nominate Anomaly Vineyards blog ( – it’s information but fun and doesn’t take itself seriously

  127. Emilie Odeile - January 11, 2007

    Sorry, here’s the clickable link:

  128. cpd - January 11, 2007

    winelibrary tv, without question!

  129. jerry - January 11, 2007

    Good Wine Under $20
    Wine For Newbies
    Doktor Weingolb

  130. Pete - January 12, 2007

    The best I’ve found so far:
    Jamie Goode – wineanorak
    Also worthy of note because his style makes me chuckle:
    Le Wine Blog at

  131. Sophie S - January 12, 2007

    Bill Nanson and his burgundy report blog…
    Absolutely fantastic…

  132. carrie - January 12, 2007

    I nominate NeilDrinksWine:
    He posts entertaining, realistic and actually useful wine reviews…

  133. Christine Blumer - January 12, 2007

    I second NeilDrinksWine. He cracks me up. And makes me feel dirty. In a good way.

  134. Mary Jo Walsh - January 12, 2007

    Catavino is a beautifully constructed wine site! I have learned so much from it. Keep up the good work!

  135. scott mcmanis - January 12, 2007

    wine library tv

  136. Herb Conrad - January 12, 2007

    The Red Wine Haiku Review is informative, rewarding, and entertaining. It certainly deserves consideration as one of the best wine review blogs.

  137. Jack walker - January 13, 2007


  138. Vinacull (Vayniac) - January 13, 2007

    Far and away the most interesting, honest, and entertaining wine blog: WLTV and Gary Vaynerchuck

  139. Baisey - January 13, 2007
    Informational, humorous and easy to comprehend without insult- Neil doesn’t just taste and type; he drinks and tells us a story. And everyone likes a good story.

  140. Kara - January 13, 2007
    fer sure

  141. amy fisher - January 14, 2007

    A True Connoisseur!!! I vote Neildrinkswine.

  142. Luis de la Fuente - January 14, 2007

    My nominations:
    Wine Library TV
    Wine for Newbies
    Anomaly Vineyards

  143. RWolfe - January 14, 2007

  144. Brent Riley - January 14, 2007
    Fo Sizzle…Good sh*t… Funny witty educational

  145. Rob - January 14, 2007


  146. Alex - January 15, 2007

    I nominate huevos con vino!

  147. Anmol - January 15, 2007

    I nominate G for the best wine blog, response to comments, gripping metaphors, allegorical pictures and erudite discourses on wines.

  148. Bill - January 16, 2007
    And I’m lucky enough to have bought wine from her in the flesh. She blows all the wine geezers away. Huzzah.

  149. John Walker - January 16, 2007

    I would like to add my support for Wine Library TV and Gary Vaynerchuk. It is the most educational wine blog out there.

  150. Stephanie - January 16, 2007

    I vote for Virginia Vine Spot.

  151. Alex B - January 16, 2007

    Eric Asimov’s The Pour.

  152. bonnie - January 16, 2007

    Celebrate Wine.

  153. wicker - January 16, 2007

  154. Stephanie Miller - January 17, 2007

    I vote for GenevelynSteeleSwallows. Her commentary dresses wine up in a mini skirt and prada sunglasses and then takes it for a barefoot walk on the beach. Very smart and sassy.

  155. WG - January 17, 2007

    I vote for James and Ben at – the best 2 man act in the business!

  156. hinrgman - January 17, 2007

    wine library

  157. Jack Dally - January 17, 2007

    My vote is for Amusing Musings From the Wine Road,,
    by Dave Chambers

  158. dfredman - January 17, 2007

    A couple that I read regularly but haven’t seen mentioned yet:
    Nilay Gandhi’s 750mL
    Scott Tracy’s Wine Days & Nights
    Joe Dressner’s The Wine Importer

  159. Tom - January 17, 2007

    I nominate Wine Days and Nights by Scott Tracy

  160. pete knapp - January 17, 2007

    The Pour, Eric Azimov.

  161. Matt - January 17, 2007

    Wine Offensive of course…

  162. Sean - January 17, 2007

    Agree, is truly a surly voice. It is way better than the pompas old farts.

  163. Jennifer Rice - January 17, 2007

    I’d like to nominate The Wine Offensive. Maggie’s site is literate, hip and hyperarticulate. My fave.