On my quest to really learn wine — and not just know it — I’ve decided to read wine blogs. And not just blogs like Wine Spectator, Robert Parker, etc etc. Great as they are, I’m looking for something fresh.
Here’s a list of my top five wine blogs. Granted I’ve subscribed to almost twenty in my first week, these are the five that already have me hovered over the “refresh” button:
1. DRINKS ARE ON ME: “Ever read a wine review that didn’t make sense? That’s not what I do. I once read a review that likened a white wine to “the sound of a flute in a still meadow.” What the fuck does that even mean?! Plain and simple, you won’t find that shit here. I write in a language all can understand and lack pretentiousness.” – Dale Cruse, Blogger
2. Steve Heimoff: “Today, Steve remains an important fixture at Wine Enthusiast magazine, as the West Coast Editor. He writes columns, feature stories, news stories, web pieces, and he reviews about 4,500 California wines a year.” – About Steve Heimoff
4. Vinography: “The site is now a respected source for non-mainstream wine writing, and 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.” – About Vinography
5. Dr. Vino: “On this site I make good value wine recommendations and also look at the world through the wine glass, bringing in diverse perspectives and lively reader contributions.” – About Dr. Vino
6. Fermentation: A bonus, a good read, and it should make the list. Too bad I only made room for five? Keep a lookout for this one to rise in ranks next month.