Archive for the ‘Wine Media’ Category

Sep 14, 2021

Women and Wine—From Then to Now

GuildSomm has published a rather wonderful article exploring the historical place of women in the wine industry that deserves to be read by…well, everyone. Written by Tanya Colleen Morning Star Darling (who clearly has the best name in the wine industry with perhaps the exception of Emily Wine), “Women in Wine: Systematic Exclusion & the Success of Tenacious Women” explores the long exclusion of women from the wine industry, while delving into the various ways women have or must have…

Aug 6, 2021

Recategorizing the Wine Blog

The ongoing Wine Media Conference (formerly known as the Wine Bloggers Conference) isn’t the worst place to consider whether “wine blogs” matter enough or are of such consequence today, that they deserve to no longer be segregated into their own separate space? This was the implied question when Cyril Penn, editor in chief of Wine Business Monthly and keynote speaker at the conference today, noted that his publication was in the midst of redesigning their popular morning Daily News email…

Aug 5, 2021

How To Become A Professional Wine Writer

How do you create a career for yourself as a wine writer? This was the question a young, ambitious woman asked me on the phone yesterday. She wanted to reach out mainly to say hello in advance of the Wine Media Conference in Eugene, Oregon where both of us will be today. Our conversation turned to wine writing and the question was posed. I am sort of an odd person to ask that question of since I’ve only written a…

Jul 21, 2021

A Wine Conference for the Passionate

I think it must be clear to anyone to cares to take notice that today there is a far greater abundance of wine-related media at our disposal than at any previous time. I’m not talking about wine-related tweets and posts as these generally are devoid of any real substance or are links to or comments upon wine-related stories published elsewhere. I’m talking about the plethora of wine media offered up in the form of wine publications, wine blogs, podcasts, newspapers…

May 9, 2021

The History of Wine Influencers — Part 1

Recently, in the wake of online discussions of “wine influencers” after this story in the San Francisco Chronicle hit, one young wine influencer took issue with my own response to the Chronicle article and took to Twitter to explained to me the history of wine Influencers this way: “The wine Influencer isn’t new – the first ones were old white men without pretty pictures who wrote about wine in inaccessible language meant to stave off the common public- but they…