jamie goode's wine blog: Where's the wine gone?

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Where's the wine gone?

I really should plan my blogging better. Readers will be wondering where the wine has gone, with all this talk about beer, cider, dogs and holidays. The thing is, I reckon blogging has a more genuine voice if it is done spontaneously, in the moment, rather than being systematically planned, with entries lined up in advance.
I'm also more keen on single user blogs, although this makes blogging difficult for organizations who say 'we must have a blog', but then find that their people with the ability to make interesting comments are too busy to blog frequently enough to make the blog work.
Their solution is to have a multi-author blog, but I've rarely found one that works - the strength of a blog is that it is a single voice. You have a connection with the author that is hard to maintain across several authors. Anyway, here's another post about beer.

Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted Blond Beer, Alva, Scotland
Apparently, this attractive beer is made with three hop varieties: the aromatic Hallertau Horsbrucker, the spicy Challenger and a late hopping with Styrian Goldings. It's a pale colour and has lovely bitter, slightly zesty flavours. It's nicely savoury and hoppy with a pleasant rounded mouthfeel. I like it a lot. Available from Waitrose for the usual sort of beer price (1.69? 1.89?).

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At 3:35 PM, Anonymous Alastair Bathgate said...

Hi Jamie

I wish more people blogged about things I am interested in - wine, food, restaurants, Man City, enterprise software (actually hold the enterprise software - there are tons of blogs about that topic).
I also think that blogs should be spontaneous but my life is filled with so many other interests, I do find myself writing a handful of posts and releasing them slowly over the coming week or two.
That doesn't stop a flash of inspiration from hitting me where I simply must post something immediately. I also don't feel that the slow release does any harm to the spontaneity, it's just that my readers are a few days behind me!
I enjoy your blog very much btw. Can you now get back onto wine and/or Man City please? ;-)

At 10:23 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Alastair, thanks for your comment. So you have a blog? Tell us where to find it...

At 8:02 PM, Anonymous Alastair Bathgate said...

Er sorry yes. The blog is called Confessions of a Wino and you can find it at www.alastairbathgate.com


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