Archive for the ‘Wine Blogs’ Category

Dec 29, 2017

The 10 Most Read Stories of 2017 At The Daily Wine Blog

It turns out that 2017 marked the highest readership this blog has received since 2011, an achievement I didn’t expect when the year began. Having done nothing different this year than in past years, I can only attribute the increase in, and consistency of, readership to a great desire among members of the wine trade for opinion and analysis about the state of the trade. That’s what I’m telling myself. Below are the ten most-read stories here at Fermentation for…

Dec 28, 2017

Embrace the Wine Critic — They Matter

The Wine Critic matters…as much as ever. It’s worth pointing out that the wine critic is not, as too many suggest, some self-interested hanger-on simply pushing subjective opinions any one of us could offer. Rather, the dedicated wine critic is a passionate student of wine who has devoted a healthy part of their lives to understanding wine, celebrating wine and prodding those who produce wine. It’s true that the wine critic can grow cynical and even stiff from their constant…

Dec 20, 2017

My Top Ten Wine Dreams for 2018

The year 2012 was fascinating. A number of issues came to the fore and had an important impact on the wine industry. Looking forward to 2018 I have a few hopes and wishes for developments in the Amerian wine industry. All of the following, if they came to fruition, would be very good for the wine industry, for wine drinkers and for me. What about you? 1 – More Cabernet Franc produced in the style of Washington’s Owen Roe 2…

Nov 30, 2017

13 Years of Learning About Wine Blogging

On this date, 13 years ago, this wine blog was born. That comes out to exactly 3,100 posts, 22,800 comments and more than 2.4 million trapped spam comments. In reviewing what I’ve learned in those 13 years of blogging about the wine business, wine politics, wine culture and wine PR I can list the following with a high degree of confidence: All wine blogging is wine writing, but not all wine writing is wine blogging Write and blog with a…

Nov 6, 2017

The Future of Wine Writing is Coming to Sonoma County

This Thursday, 300+ people will descend upon Sonoma County, California for the 10th Annual Wine Bloggers’ Conference. It is an educational, business and networking opportunity that comes at a time when “blogging” has been transformed into something much different than what it was 10 years ago, yet remains necessarily the same. Ten years ago, when about 100 or so wine bloggers first gathered at the Flamingo Resort in Sonoma County, wine blogging still retained its freshness; its innovative quality. The…