Archive for the ‘Wine Blogs’ Category

Apr 19, 2021

The Brave and Attractive Move in the Wine Writing World

One of America’s most prolific wine bloggers, Jeff Siegel, has abandoned his long-standing wine blog for the blue skies of Substack, the subscription newsletter format, and making a buck. The trail of free posts, free observations, and free access to “The Wine Curmudgeon” runs from 2007 to 2021. In that time, Siegel grabbed the mantle of champion of the drinker of cheap wine. Now, he wants to make a buck after 14 years of giving it away for free. I…

Feb 24, 2021

The Plain Facts of Diversifying Wine Writing

Diversity and inclusion in the wine industry have been top of mind for some while now within the trade. And it seems appropriate that this topic has been frequently addressed by the industry’s communicators: media, writers, and reporters. Let’s state for clarity the obvious: There is no downside to a diverse contingent within the communications side of the wine industry. If you need proof of this, think back to the time when blogs emerged on the scene and there was…

Apr 28, 2020

Wine Blogging and the Return of Alder Yarrow

A few days ago Alder Yarrow, publisher of the venerable and award-winning “Vinography” blog, wrote something surprising and something I’ve long wanted to write at FERMENTATION: “So now, pandemic and its imposition of house cleaning, cooking, and home schooling duties notwithstanding, I am going to indulge my passion. I’m going to write about wine like it’s actually my job to do so. I’ll do a little consulting on the side, just to make sure we can still pay our bills,…

Dec 15, 2019

The Wine Issues and Items of 2019

After working on behalf of clients, my time is often taken up with attention paid to those issues and items in the wine world that most significantly impact my industry and my life. In 2019 there were many wine issues and items that consistently captured my attention. Going forward into 2020, many of these issues should attract your attention too. The Aggregators For those of us who closely follow the wine news and news of the industry, the aggregators have…

Dec 4, 2019

What Draws Readers to a Wine Blog — A Post List

It’s always interesting to go back and take a look at those posts here at FERMENTATION that attracted the most readers over the past year. It tells me not only what kind of topics my readers enjoy reading, but it also gives me a sense of which topics resonate most within the industry (My readership is primarily made up of industry members). With that in mind, here are the top 10 most read posts here at FERMENTATION over the past…