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Today, we’re breaking down some awesome wine blogs.
Vinography was launched in 2004 by founder and editor Alder Yarrow.
Today, the site is “one of the most influential wine blogs on the Internet. Featuring wine and sake reviews, restaurant reviews, editorials, book reviews, wine news, and wine event coverage, Vinography publishes new content daily to a global readership.”
To start, Yarrow’s Wine News: What I’m Reading posts are impressively long and thorough. Here’s an installment from Jan. 28.
Follow @vinography on Twitter.
The Feiring Line is “the natural wine newsletter.”
It was created by Alice Feiring, who says: “They’ve called me controversial and feisty but whatever, the fact is that I do find myself leading the international debate on wine made naturally. I found my métier in 2001 when I wrote an award-winning article for the New York Times, ‘For Better or Worse, Winemakers Go High Tech.’ Through researching the topic I uncovered a world of flavor- and aroma-changing additives. ‘Fraud,’ I cried, ‘Give me my wine back!’ And then I went to work.”
This is a fascinating wine blog. Feiring is constantly searching.
“I’m hunting the Leon Trotskys, the Philip Roths, the Chaucers and the Edith Whartons of the wine world,” she says. “I want them natural and most of all, I want them to speak the truth even if we argue.”
Follow @alicefeiring on Twitter.
Reverse Wine Snob maintains that “wine doesn’t have to be expensive to be good.”
Blogger Jon Thorsen says, “The bane of average wine consumers everywhere, wine snobs love to point out just how superior their $75 bottle of wine is to your $10 one.”
“My solution to this problem is to simply turn wine snobbery upside down — to become a Reverse Wine Snob,” he says. “I am a wine enthusiast for sure, but a wine enthusiast with an open mind and a reasonable budget!”
Reverse Wine Snob has some neat content. I particularly enjoy its Best Of Lists, for example, the best wines at Costco.
Other posts that caught my eye include What’s the Difference Between Old World Wines and New World Wines? Ask the Expert!, What’s the Right Way to Cellar Wines? Ask the Expert!, and Casillero Del Diablo Rose – Rejuvenating.
Follow @ReverseWineSnob on Twitter.
So here’s a wine site that’s been covering the world’s biggest market since 2007: Grape Wall of China.
The site features events, daily updates from key wine media, and a newsletter. It’s managed by Jim Boyce.
Grape Wall has some really interesting content. In truth, I don’t think much about things outside my little bubble, so it’s fascinating to read how the wine industry in China operates.
Some great reads include Fruit forward | Hansen’s “new frontier” for Chinese wines, Spier today: Wines of South Africa road show in Beijing, and Q&A | Gold medalist Justin Corrans of Ningxia Winemakers Challenge.
Follow @beijingboyce on Twitter.
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Christine Cube is a senior audience relations manager with PR Newswire and freelance writer. Follow her at @cpcube.