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Drinking and Blogging

The subject of wine lends itself perfectly to blogging. OpenWine Consortium reports that four years ago there were fewer than 50 wine bloggers; today there are at least 500.

This weekend, more than 150 wine bloggers are meeting in Sonoma County for the first-ever North American Wine Bloggers Conference, put together by OpenWine Consortium and Zephyr Wine Adventures. I was hoping to attend this event, but couldn’t pull things together in time, so instead I’ll be covering some of the festivities remotely. The fact that the wine industry is wooing bloggers shows how influential they’ve become.

I’ve been meaning to link up a “Sipping and Surfing” list of some of my favorite wine blogs. Until I get them posted permanently on my main page, here’s a small taste:

Gary Vaynerchuk’s Thunder Show:
A highly entertaining and informative video blog from Wine Library TV. Vaynerchuk posts a video daily, and has a huge following of “Vayniacs.” My only complaint was that the episodes were too long, but they now offer a condensed version.

A hugely popular wine blog by San Francisco technology consultant Alder Yarrow.

Dr. Vino:
With a doctorate on the politics and economies of the wine industries in the U.S. and France, blogger Tyler Coleman compellingly dissects the business of wine.

The Pour:
Eric Asimov’s New York Times wine blog marries good writing with fine wine.


“Drinking and Blogging”