FERMENTATION: The Daily Wine Blog Turns 4: What Does it Mean?

Fermentation: The Daily Wine Blog celebrated its fourth full year in existence today. What that means is a little beyond me. However, more than 1,700 posts (1.1 per day) and 8,000 comments (5.4 per day) later I do know these things:

1. Good Lord, was I lucky!

2. I'm a better man because of it

3. There's no end to the fodder provided by the concept of "Terroir"

4. This blog has changed my life in immeasurable ways—all for the positive

5. Someone should give me a a God Damned award as the most pompous wine blogger

6. The ladies like it.

7. There's no limit to what can be done in boxers and with bourbon in hand

8. The intelligence of my readers and commenting class far exceeds my own.

9. The cost of ads on this blog are WAY to little

10. I'm shooting for a decade.

To the readers of FERMENTATION, thank you so very much for taking the time to read and comment. More to come…

Posted In: Personal, Wine Blogs


14 Responses

  1. Benito - November 29, 2008

    Congratulations and many happy returns!
    > 5. Someone should give me a a God Damned award as the most pompous wine blogger
    I’ve got one of those leg lamps from A Christmas Story. Is that enough of a major award?

  2. Jack Everitt - November 29, 2008

    RE #5: You’re not the MOST. 🙂

  3. Randy Cunningham - November 30, 2008

    Tom – Congrats on 4 whole years – and on a blog well done!
    I’m thinking those kindof ‘fermentation’ stats would amount to the better part of:
    – 1700 punch-downs (quite essential to “stirring things up” & extracting texture)
    – followed by 8000 wine lovers who barrel sampled your juice and posted TN’s
    Net, net, Congrats on your own vinous style of ‘fermenting’ editorial clusters.
    And ‘whole clusters’ none the less – no destem action required – just bring on the punch downs!
    Randy – aka Mr Chapeau –

  4. KenPayton - November 30, 2008

    Congratulations, Tom. Your hard work should be the industry standard! Will never happen….
    You brought me to the party. I will forever be in your debt.
    Tom, there is no blogger I hold in higher regard.

  5. fredfric koeppel - November 30, 2008

    Tom, we are in your debt for all the hard work you put into Fermentation, your wisdom, your insight and, above all, your honesty. You set the bar high for all of us. I mean, you know, the BAR, so let’s have a drink!

  6. Dale Cruse - November 30, 2008

    Congratulations. And thanks for all you do.

  7. Thomas Pellechia - November 30, 2008

    Congratulations, Tom. And why are you shooting for only ten years? Aim high–computers are here to stay.

  8. Christian Miller - November 30, 2008

    Congratulations and keep writing. I’ll keep reading (that’s the easy part!)

  9. Dylan - November 30, 2008

    Wow, four years, and here I’ve only been at blog writing for four months. Truly a milestone, withy our bourbon in hand, consider a celebratory swig.
    As an aside, what is your favorite bourbon?

  10. jane - November 30, 2008

    As a lady, I can only agee. Please keep posting daily: I require your input.

  11. Uzi - November 30, 2008

    Congrats Tom!
    After hearing you in person (Crushpad Commerce seminar, Sonoma), I can truly say, you are not half as ‘Pompous’ in ‘real life’… keep it up!

  12. Hardy Wallace - December 1, 2008

    Tom- Congrats on 4!
    Though I think Blog years should be measured more like dog years- So happy 28!

  13. Melissa Dobson - December 1, 2008

    Congratulations on the success of FERMENTATION, Tom! I have found it to be an invaluable resource. And to think that I didn’t know of you or FERMENTATION prior to landing here earlier this year via a Google search for “wine public relations.” I respect you and I’m thankful to have met you here.

  14. Kathy - December 3, 2008

    As I’ve been lurking almost from the beginning, I am surprised the time has gone so quickly. It’s a good read with worthy comments. Thanks to you all. (And do take a look at some of the old posts, as I do when I am in need a significant procrastination moment).
    Will my old Ky home still be a felony state when you hit year 10?

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