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 worl...

    10 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

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

    That’s Dave in the middle, and he should be smiling. • More than well deserved: Who knew the Wine Curmudgeon would know someone who had won the same award as a Mondavi? Or the legendary Konstantin Frank, without whom U.S. regional wine would not have been possible? But th...

    7 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      PRIMER FOR BLOGGERS: Winery flow chart for story lines

      Wine Blog - - 6 readers - 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 cre...

      James Garner on wine writing

      The Wine Curmudgeon - - 5 readers - James Garner, who died over the weekend, was perhaps the best TV actor of his generation. He brought intelligence, charm, and wit to a medium that makes those qualities difficult to convey. In the 1950s, “Maverick” did for the...

      My Wine Writing Philosophy

      Rebecca Gomez Farrell - - 4 readers - 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, whic...

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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…

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      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
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