Posts Tagged ‘mainstream media’

Mar 24, 2006

A Wine Blogosphere Update: WOW

In November of last year I had the gumption to make a series of predictions considering the Wine Blogging world. Among them was this one:3. The number of wine blogs will double In November 2004, 26 blogs were listed on Wine Blog Watch. In July of this year 82 blogs were listed. Today there are 120 listed. Lots of people will take up wine blogging in 2006. The question of interest though is who and why? Well, today Wine Blog…

Mar 15, 2006

Mainstream Media…Meet Wine Blogging

First it was Jon Bonne of with his "Amuse Bouche" Blog. Then came Mark Fisher of the Dayton Daily News with his "Uncorked" blog. Now, it’s Mr. Eric Asimov of the New York Times with a new Blog called "The Pour". I think we can now officially say the "mainstream media" has discovered wine blogs. And this is a good thing. There is an inherent bias against wine blogs that comes from the notion that they and those behind…

Mar 13, 2006

That strange relationship: Mainstream Media & Wine

So, the European Union and the United States are happy wine couple. At least that’s the impression one gets from reading the AMAZING NUMBER of stories that ran last week and continue to appear this week about the signing of a bilateral "wine accord". In essence, the two parties have agreed to 1) the U.S will strict the use of certain names on wine bottles such as "Champagne", "Port" and "Sherry. 2) American wines made with winemaking practices outlawed in…