Archive for the ‘Wine Blogs’ Category

Oct 3, 2018

Wondering About Wine Bloggers and the Wine Bloggers Conference

On the eve of the 11th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference in Walla Walla, I wonder.. -If I’ll discover any alternative to using social media and email to drive readers to a blog that is both effective not a time suck? -If we will ever see a wine blogger commit to posting multiple original, compelling articles a day (5?) in an attempt to rise quickly to the top of the pack? It’s something I know will work, yet perhaps no one…

Sep 10, 2018

Why I’m Attending the 2018 Wine Bloggers Conference

In October, the 11th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference will be held in Walla Walla, Washington. I didn’t attend the two most recent conferences after having attended the previous eight. I’m going to Walla Walla for a couple important reasons: 1) I want to investigate the state of wine blogging by observing and interacting with a highly motivated contingent of bloggers and 2) I want to network with and get to know those bloggers to whom I’ll be pitching stories. Plus,…

Sep 4, 2018

The Blog on Liquor Laws and Politics You Need to Read

In the past, I had the opportunity to draw attention to new wine-related blogs that held great potential. I haven’t done much of this lately for reasons that at this time don’t warrant discussion. However, there is a brand new blog I do want to draw attention to because it should hold considerable interest to those interested in the legal side of the wine industry. The new blog is called Irish Liquor Lawyer and is the product of Sean O’Leary…

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…