jamie goode's wine blog: Blogs of note

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Blogs of note

First rule of blogging: little and often. In a quick review of those blogs that have made it onto my blog roll, I was horrified to find that some have been updated as little as once a month. Others seem to have understood how to do it a bit better, though.

Some that I really enjoy:

Bertand's www.wineterroirs.com is awesome, because of what he covers as much as how he does it. Really super selection of wine growers reviewed here, with great photography.

Thor Iverson keeps his blog updated and is always worth a read for his thoughtful commentary and good taste in wines.

Angry Alice has another well-updated, intelligent blog that I enjoy reading. I think she'd be even better, though, if she focused more on what she liked and vented less spleen on what she disapproves of. But I guess this gives added spice to her writing.

I always enjoy Clark Smith, and his interesting take on winegrowing, winemaking, wine science and technology.

Tyler Colman is emerging as one of the leading US online winewriters and he's always worth following.

Eric Asimov's The Pour is probably the best read of all wine blogs because of his position with the NYT. And it's great that for someone so prominent, he has such a great taste in wine.

These are just a few of the great wine blogs out there, so apologies to any that I didn't include in this short list. Next time.



At 6:05 PM, Blogger Vinogirl said...

I know Clark well...he's interseting shall we say :)

At 12:12 AM, Blogger thor iverson said...

Thanks much, Jamie. Keep up the excellent work, yourself.

At 9:52 AM, Blogger Douglas Blyde said...

The little and often rule is something I have found very hard to master, Jamie. It depends what factors motivate one's writing, doesn't it? Yes, I write a blog to communicate, engage and entertain a small core of readers, and of course to educate myself in the process. But, realistically, I also write it in the vain hope of scoring something better from the passing eyes of a professional.

At 12:13 PM, Blogger Arvid Rosengren said...

I am not quite sure I agree. For most, the rule applies. But some writers, like Thor Iverson at times make very scarce and very lenghty posts and his intelligent commentaries are sometimes a lot better in that format.

At 9:47 PM, Blogger thor iverson said...

Thanks, Arvid...but the problem, of course, is that I cannot self-edit. ;-)

At 10:04 AM, Blogger winesmith said...

Very kind of you to put me on your short list, Jamie. Don't think I told you, but in July, I sold the wine technology business in order to devote time to altering the way New World wine is perceived and distributed. I'm now writing full time for AppellationAmerica.com (besides still making WineSmith). Having kicked out some longish articles to put the whole wine manipulation thing to bed, I'm now directing the Best of Appellation program, for which I've set out to articulate regional character in the 307 North American AVAs and Google map our vineyards. Hope you'll check it out.


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