Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The 5 Best Wine Blogs

In the Fall 2007 25th Anniversary Special Edition of Wine & Spirits magazine, the blogosphere's own Tyler Colman selected the "5 Best Wine Blogs" that you're probably not reading.

What a surprise and an honor to be included on his list! My copy of the magazine seems to be coming by pony express to the remote Sonoma Coast, so in case you are wondering who else is on the list here are some links. You will, however, want to read all about Tyler's reasoning behind his selections and to do that you need to go out and buy the magazine if you're not already a subscriber. He also included an amusing yet extremely accurate rundown of why (and why not) to blog.

So here are the 5 Best Wine Blogs, in alpha order:

Brooklyn Guy's Food and Wine Blog
Good Wine Under $20
PinotBlogger
Tasting Room
Wine Terroirs

Congratulations to all of those highlighted in the article! Click on over, sign up for their blog feeds (if you're not signed up already!), and get to know some new wine writers in order to gain fresh perspectives on the world of wine.

Coming on the heels of the wine and technology conference in Napa, and Tom Wark's survey results at Fermentation, the coverage of the blogosphere by one of this country's best known and respected wine publications confirms the important place occupied by the internet in the wine market as well as the important role that bloggers can play in supporting and sustaining wine culture in this country and beyond. That Wine & Spirits chose one of the blogosphere's best and brightest to write the piece is equally important, in my mind. It shows that they recognize the blogosphere as its own area of expertise, with its own set of practices and customs. Who better to write about blogs than a blogger?

Many thanks to all my subscribers, my regular readers, and my new visitors for surfing over here to check out GWU$20. Thanks to all of you, I'm having a fantastic time drinking wine and writing about it, and I look forward to many more years of the same. Tonight, I'll be raising a glass to all the wine bloggers and our wine blog readers. Salut.

20 comments:

winedeb said...

A big Congrats to YOU !!!
Deb, you do have a wonderful site and what I like about it most is it's diversity in wine information. Your site is amusing, technical(but not the overpowering type), informative, and I trust your judgements on the wines you review. I visit every day so keep up the good work!

JB said...

congrats!

winehiker said...

Doc, I sincerely agree: you have the skills, the charm and the focus, and you deserve the attention. Compared to you, I am but an aspiring dilettante!

Jules said...

Try Gary Walsh's excellent www.winorama.com.au . A very professionally and smartly put together tasting note site with new posts almost every day. It's also full of personality, but the reviews are very considered.

Sonadora said...

Congrats Dr. Debs, how fantastic for you!!! And very well deserved!

David said...

well-deserved!

Orion Slayer said...

Congratulations!

I have to disagree about your blog being one of the "5 Best Wine Blogs" that you're probably not reading. I read yours almost daily!

Dr. Debs said...

Thanks to all. What a great set of comments to wake up to in the morning. Russ, if you think you're a dilettante you are crazy--I think you're great! And Jules, I will check out that site. I'm always on the lookout for more wine reading.

Miss Daisy Mae said...

Dr. Deb.
Happy tail wags to you.
We are proud and happy for you.
Miss Daisy Mae

Joel said...

HUGE congrats Dr Debs on a well deserved honor.

el jefe said...

you're on my top list!

Jake said...

Congratulations for the well-deserved recognition.

Dr. Debs said...

Thanks again, folks. Especially to Miss Daisy Mae--I like it when my canine fans weigh in!

Tim said...

Congrats, Dr. Debs. You've definitely earned the recognition.

Dr. Debs said...

Thanks, Tim!

Fabio Vino24 said...

Very nice Deb. It is the sign that you are writing a good wine blog! ;)

John said...

A well-deserved honor, Deb. You've been doing an amazing job. GWU$20 just keeps getting better.

Dr. Debs said...

Thanks, Fabio and John. I really appreciate the kind words!

Catie said...

Dr Debbs, I am so sorry to be late sending you best wishes on your recognition for being one of the best wine blogs! It is thrilling to know someone who has achieved wine-blog greatness.
Congratulations!

Danielle said...

Congratulations! I'm subscribing- as I now work at a store whose motto is 100 great wines under $25!