Rock Solid Wine Blogging
WINE ROCKS is a blog written by a wine industry insider. It has been around now since July of 2008.
I like it a lot.
Wine Rocks is not pretty to look at. It doesn't have a blogroll and there is no indication anywhere of who is writing beyond this notation: "I work in the wine industry and have been known to have an opinion or two."
It's a shame the writer hasn't revealed their identity. I'm sure there is a good reason for this, but it is disappointing nonetheless. Still, Wine Rocks is very much worth a regular read.
The content is varied, but all seems to approach its commentary from a Birdseye view of the industry and how various facets of the wine industry are evolving. You'll find some off hand wine reviews, but for the most part Wine Rocks thrives on irony, analysis and excellent insights. The blog also strolls into the realm of baseball commentary, an occasional foray that I completely endorse.
Still, I'm disappointed there is no identity. I'd be willing to bet the author lives in Napa Valley. I don't think he is a winemaker. I think he is a marketer. Maybe a writer. In the end, this concern matters only a little and detracts from Wine Rocks very little. It is an outstanding wine blog that provides provocative reading that has made its way onto my RSS feed and my blogroll.