Category Archives: Weblogs

The End of Wine Blah Blahgs

April 1 – DATELINE: ONLINE – The wine blahgosphere fell eerily silent today when William Zinsser emerged from the heavens and told wine blahggers that the world isn’t all about them and they can only write about wine from now … Continue reading

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Bordeaux: Too little, too late? It Depends(c).

My Washington Post column last week, which I posted here yesterday, generated considerable comment on the web and in emails back to me. Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast’s California reviewer, took issue on his blog with the thought that Bordeaux could ever appeal to U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Bordeaux, California, France, Rants, Uncategorized, Washington Post, Weblogs, Wine, writers | Tagged , | 10 Comments

Happy Birthday, WineLine!

The other day I received a notification from WordPress congratulating me that I registered this blog on their service four years ago. That reminded me that Dave McIntyre’s WineLine is actually 14 years old this month. That’s right – I started this … Continue reading

Posted in California, Food and Drink, Rants, Weblogs, Wine | Tagged , | 14 Comments

Impressions from Savour Australia 2013

ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA – Savour Australia – the first international conference dedicated to Australian wine – is about to wrap up with a Grand Tasting of umpteen gazillion wines in a large convention hall with umpteen gazillion people trying to … Continue reading

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DLW13 wrapup – We trended over Tiger Woods!

DLW 13 is now history. This is a cliché, but I have to say it: This year’s conference was the best ever. Not only did we shine a light on Maryland wine at a conference with about 150 people, but … Continue reading

Posted in DrinkLocalWine.com, Local Wine, Maryland, Uncategorized, Weblogs, Wine, writers | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Wine’s Cornucopia: An Illusion?

Do you feel overwhelmed when shopping for wine? The sheer magnitude of choices is daunting. There are wallabies and penguins and rabbits, oh my! Do you prefer to go Barefoot or wear Flip Flops, socialize with Old Farts or Fat … Continue reading

Posted in Cheap Wine, Eastern US, France, Rants, Washington Post, Weblogs, Wine | Tagged | 19 Comments

Worth Reading: the Catching-Up Collection

I’ve taken a break from the blog, but not from reading about wine. Here are some great recent reads, in case you haven’t seen them. The Rudy Kurniawan wine-fraud saga has had two write-ups, by Ben Wallace in New York … Continue reading

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Worth Reading: The Local Wine Edition

Catching up on the reading, there’s lots out there about local wine:   Eric Asimov of the New York Times joins the locavore/locapour debate this week with a well-reasoned piece about the reluctance of consumers to consider local wines even … Continue reading

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Worth Reading: Provoking Adam Lee

Some fun and interesting keyboard musings this week: W. Blake Gray indulges in his favorite sport – provoking Adam Lee of Siduri with a post about low alcohol levels. It’s a great way to boost your comment totals on a … Continue reading

Posted in California, Current Affairs, DrinkLocalWine.com, Local Wine, Parker, Pinot Noir, Weblogs, Wine, writers | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Colorado Guv plugs the state’s vino

At last weekend’s DrinkLocalWine.com conference in Denver, our annual writers’ dinner was held at the Governor’s Residence. The venue alone was testament to how much importance the state put on the conference and the opportunity to showcase its wines to … Continue reading

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