Posts Tagged ‘blogging’

Jun 12, 2006

A Wine Blogging First Ends

Taj at Cork & Demon has apparently finished her notorious Western Wine Tour. It was, as far as I know, "on the road" wine blogging event to hit the blogosphere. Taj started in Texas, made here way through the southwest, up through California, Oregon and Washington, then back home. Along the way she stopped and visited wineries, talked to owners and winemakers and blogged it all. I envy Taj. Who doesn’t really. There is something very substantially American about the…

May 15, 2006

Wine Blog Watch…It is Alive!

NO…."Wine Blog Watch" is not Dead? For a week now the pre-eminent catalog of wine blogs has been no where to be seen. Going to the site rewards one with: "The connection has timed out". However, according to proprietor, Jarret, the site will be back up within the week. The beauty of Wine Blog Watch is its constant reporting on which blogs have been updated in the past hour. It has been one of my most important sources for newly…

Apr 28, 2006

10 Things I’ve Learned About Wine Blogging

10 Things I’ve learned About Wine Blogging 1. The more you post the more readers you will have. 2. If you can’t show an interest in your peers’ blogs, why would they show an interest in yours? 3. The greatest luxury for a blogger is having an editor (wish I had one). 4. HTML and style sheets aren’t as difficult to learn as you think, but they are very hard to master. 5. Linking out to other sites and pages…

Mar 14, 2006

The Wine Business Blogs

I’m pretty damn happy to say that two Wark Communications clients have taken up blogging. And from mightily different perspectives. REthink Wine BlogInertia Beverage Group is a technology and marketing company out of Napa that helps wineries implement and drive direct sales. They are direct sales experts and that is exactly what their REthink Wine Blog is aimed at decoding. It’s a group blog with the CEO, the Tech Guru and Marketing and Customer Service folk all contributing. Inertia is…

Mar 13, 2006

In Praise of Ideas in the Wine Blogosphere

One of the real pleasures over the past year and a half has been the now and then discovery of outstanding new voices in the wine blogosphere. While the the number of wine blogs has probably quintupled since I began blogging, the emergence of a new, astute, interesting voice is fairly rare. The Good Grape is just such wine blog. I suppose what makes a wine blog significant calls for a subjective response. My significant blog might not be yours….