4 Top-Shelf Wine Blogs that We’re Loving
Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that do a great job contributing to the conversation. This week’s roundup focuses on a few wine blogs of which we can’t get our fill. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tweet our writers at @BeyondBylines.
Craving more wine content? Check out our roundup of wine blogs from 2018.
It’s that time of year when we stress about figuring out which wines to pair with holiday meals (or is that just me?). These wine blogs are updated regularly with great content for all wine lovers, from novices to sommeliers.
Check them out to find the best food and wine pairings, wine cocktails recipes, and learn about varietals and even the soil.
The VinePair site offers a wide range of unique, accessible content covering “drinks and the experiences you have with a glass in hand.” Wine posts include reviews, expert profiles, recipes, and pairing recommendations.
In addition to wine, VinePair also covers beer, cocktails, coffee, and snacks.
The site has a number of fantastic columns, including Ask Adam (all your drinking questions), Lucky Sevens (what the stars are drinking), and Need to Know (interesting facts about your favorite brands). And make sure to visit the Learn tab for in-depth guides, like Wine 101, which really breaks everything down.
Check out these unique posts:
- Ask a Wine Pro: What Should I Do With the Cork When My Server Presents It?
- 8 Sparkling Wine Cocktail Recipes for Autumn
- Ask a Somm: What Wine Should I Order on a First Date?
Follow @VinePair on Twitter.
Introducing The 50 Best Wines of 2021 — With bottles plucked from wineries near and far, we rank the most interesting (and of course, delicious) wines we've sipped throughout the year. #50BestWines https://t.co/o5CP2uKxUV
— VinePair (@VinePair) November 17, 2021
2. Wine Folly
If you’re new to wine, or even just looking to brush up on your vino know-how, you have to check out Wine Folly. This blog is a fantastic educational resource for wine-lovers.
The regional guides offer an in-depth look at the wines, history, land, and travel options for a number of popular wine locales, including Napa, Bordeaux, and Argentina. Come across a word you aren’t familiar with? Check out the wine glossary.
Wine Folly’s 34-week wine tasting challenge would be a great way to learn about different varietals and sharpen your palate (and it’d just be plain fun). Added bonus: the wines on the list are all less than $30 per bottle.
I enjoyed reading these posts:
- Wine Flavors: What’s Right? What’s Wrong?
- 15 Drool-Worthy Comfort Food and Wine Pairings
- 4 Good Red Wines For Beginners (Crowd Pleasers)
Follow @WineFolly on Twitter.
Ready to organize your wine collection, but not sure where to begin? Here are tips on wine storage and how to organize your wine cellar or cooler. https://t.co/ec9usFT1ck pic.twitter.com/BAL2eEMcWV
— Wine Folly (@WineFolly) November 15, 2021
Vinography started as a personal project for founder Alder Yarrow in 2004. Since then, it’s grown into a respected and influential source of wine writing.
Contributors “work hard to create an alternative to the traditional sources and styles of wine journalism, partially through its emphasis on the stories, the people, and the passion behind wine, all told from a decidedly down-to-earth perspective.”
The site features wine reviews, news roundups, and beautiful photos. Readers can also find book reviews, a unique feature of Vinography.
Here are a few posts to enjoy with a glass of vino:
- Vinography Unboxed: Week of 11/7/21
- You Don’t Have to Like Bordeaux, No Matter What Old White Men Say
- Rethinking the Backyard BBQ Wine
Follow @vinography on Twitter.
I say it's the most beautiful vineyard in the world. And the wines live up to that truth. A look at Rippon Vineyard in Wanaka, Central Otago, New Zealand. Tasting Natural Beauty: The Wines of Rippon https://t.co/ZYLdR2GrRK
— Alder Yarrow (@vinography) November 8, 2021
4. Wine Turtle
The name of this blog immediately caught my eye. The writers simply love wine and “…enjoy it at a Turtle’s pace because that’s how it should be done. No good will come from rushing through it; much better to take your time and enjoy every last bit of it.”
The blog offers unique content, covering some common wine-related questions as well as topics that you may not find on other wine blogs. One of the more unique features of Wine Turtle is an entire section of recipes for making your own wine.
These posts stood out:
- What Is A Wine Flight and Why Is It Called That?
- 7 Reasons You Should Drink Wine in The Morning
- Irresistible Wine & Cheese Pairings
Follow @wineturtle1 on Pinterest.
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Rocky Parker is the Digital Content Lead at Cision PR Newswire. She works with journalists, bloggers, and content creators to create their targeted newsfeeds from PR Newswire for Journalists. Rocky has also counseled on content writing best practices. Check out her previous posts for Beyond Bylines. In her free time, Rocky can usually be found cooking, binge-watching a new show, or playing with her puppy, Hudson.