Wine Writing

    Come Original (On Negative Reviews, #WBC14, Boring Wine Writing, & Non-Boring Wines)

    “A warning to the crews out there who think they’re hot, if you’re not original rockers you will get shot down by the kids neglectin’ your art, the stuff you did, eventually it get so bad puts you to bed ’cause when the lightning flashes sweet electricity, all the world then stands revealed with the clarity of raw voltage, briefly we see and the hope is you’ll be able to tell just what d.

    10 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

    If there’s a “new wine style,” what is it?

      “A shift in the consumer base,” fueled by “a new wave of innovation in global wine styles”: that’s what Rabobank, one of the the nation’s biggest lenders to wineries, is talking about, in their latest report on the wine industry. And when Rabobank talks, wineries listen.

    10 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

      Who has the best job in wine?

      The Wine Curmudgeon - - 9 readers - And I don’t even have to wear a tie. The Wine Curmudgeon, of course. I drink wine and tell people what it tastes like. How much better does any job — in wine or otherwise — get than that? Which is why I was surprised to see this, “10 of the world’s best jobs in wine,” from the British trade magazine, The Drinks Business.

      Why I Write About Wine

      binNotes | a wine blog - - 3 readers -   Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog. Why I Write about Wine  By L.M. Archer, FWS “It’s a naive domestic Burgundy without any breeding, but I think you’ll be amused by its presumption.” - James Thurber Follow binNotes:   Facebook    |   Twitter    |   Pinterest | Instagram ⚜⚜⚜ Lately, I’ve been asking myself why I write about wine.

      The changing approaches to wine writing

      STEVE HEIMOFF - - 3 readers - I don’t think wine tasting notes are in “big trouble,” as this op-ed piece by Lewis Perdue suggests, but Lewis is correct to point out their inherent subjectivity and overall fuzziness. He’s hardly the first: People have complained about winespeak for generations.

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      The changing approaches to wine writing

      … the reasons, genetic and environmental, why different people experience things differently on a sensory level (or at least describe them differently). But he doesn’t entirely throw the baby out with the bathwater by calling for the elimination of wine writing. He allows that “wine writing is hard.” He is aware of the “vocabulary crisis” we writers…

      3 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

      If there’s a “new wine style,” what is it?

      …   “A shift in the consumer base,” fueled by “a new wave of innovation in global wine styles”: that’s what Rabobank, one of the the nation’s biggest lenders to wineries, is talking about, in their latest report on the wine industry. And when Rabobank talks, wineries listen. Every winery in the country—certainly every winery I know…

      10 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

      Who has the best job in wine?

      … And I don’t even have to wear a tie. The Wine Curmudgeon, of course. I drink wine and tell people what it tastes like. How much better does any job — in wine or otherwise — get than that? Which is why I was surprised to see this, “10 of the world’s best jobs in wine,” from the British trade magazine, The Drinks Business. Wine writing…

      9 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Dinner Alone with Daltetto Bubbly and Pier Barbaresco #MWWC11

      …So, I'm alone. My wife has her brewing club tonight. Friends have probably made it home already. But the month ends tomorrow. I have to burn through my expense account. Stuck downtown, I decide to indulge my loneliness with wine and dinner. Now, we prefer to cook and drink at home. Exploring the cutting edge of city cuisine costs…

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      Why I Write About Wine

      … to follow those dreams, despite their fears. Dreams involving wine - the red thread that binds us all - joining us over meals, loves, losses. I know I do. I write about wine because I think people yearn for a dose of real-life heroes -  antidotes to real-life TV with talk-show chasers. Writing about wine – it’s been a learning…

      3 readers - By binNotes | a wine blog

      Come Original (On Negative Reviews, #WBC14, Boring Wine Writing, & Non-Boring Wines)

      … trumps everything else when it comes to building up your brand online, consider as some evidence that what I make for writing about wine puts me in the top 5-10% of all U.S. wine writers (and it’s a sad commentary that amount is only bonus-level money compared to my previous corporate gig). I won’t comment on the Wine Blog Awards. No offense meant…

      10 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

      Watch your back

      … “Expect the unexpected” is perhaps the most absurd saying in the English language. If you start expecting it then it does cease to be unexpected. “Things are going just a little too well” is perhaps the most paranoid. Then again being paranoid is only good thinking if everyone is out to get you. So I combined the two sayings this week during…

      By Pull the cork

      PRIMER FOR BLOGGERS: Winery flow chart for story lines

      … So many people are blogging about wine today: from pros, to connoisseurs, to hobbyists… Pros, it’s another platform. Connoisseurs, because it’s fun to share their thoughts, and maybe… just maybe… it will turn into later creds… like Robert Parker did for himself. Hobbyists are writing about their experience, simply because they enjoy the beverage, want […] The post PRIMER FOR BLOGGERS: Winery flow chart for story lines appeared first on Wine Blog. …

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      Winebits 343: Dave McIntyre, wine scores, and wine in the movies

      … of wine. So I was more than pleased to see an academic study of the subject, supporting my views. Raphael Schirmer of the University of Bordeaux, writing for the American Association of Wine Economists, has found that as wine has become more popular in the U.S., so has wine become more popular in film. This is not just about Francis Ford Coppola owning…

      7 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Emilio Lustau – friend of the little guy

      … Emilio Lustau is arguably the most distinguished producer of fine sherry in all of Spain. Which is why his backing of some of the smaller artisanal producers in and around Jerez interests me so much. Not everybody at the top looks after the little guy. Let me explain. Lustau has searched out artisanal sherry makers, buys a share…

      4 readers - By Pull the cork

      James Garner on wine writing

      … the private detective, a tired and worn out format, and gave it new life. So what does that have to do with wine and writing? Consider this, from his autobiography:  “I’m a Methodist but not as an actor. I’m from the Spencer Tracy school: be on time, know your words, hit your marks, and tell the truth. I don’t have any theories abut acting, and I…

      5 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      Friday Fishwrap: old wine writers never die, we just eat pizza!

      …   Hello. My name is Steve and I’m a “grand-fatherly white male traditional print writer.” That’s what Amy Corron Power called me in her blog today. She was referring to my recent panel on wine writing at the Wine Bloggers Conference; my co-panelists were Mike Dunne and James Conaway, who are pictured, with me, in this little graphic Amy put…

      5 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

      My Wine Writing Philosophy

      … This Thursday marks the beginning of the 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference, the first professional wine writing conference I’ll have attended. This is professional wine blogger behavior, right? It’s located in Buellton, which cracks me up because I spent my formative years just thirty minutes away in Santa Maria and honestly had no idea…

      4 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell