Wine enthusiasts never have had it better, whether in the array of wines to tempt them or in the range of reading to inform them.
Rare is the month without the release of a newly published wine book. Wine columns and wine features remain a staple of newspapers and magazines. As they stroll down the wine aisle in a grocery store, shoppers are slapped in the face with a veritable blizzard of shelf-talkers, those dangling cards of poetry and points meant to entice a buy.
And then there are wine blogs. As with other niche interests, they form a virtual galaxy of commentary meant to inform and inspire. In hopes of being educated and entertained, I follow several. In addition, I was a judge for last year’s Wine Blog Awards. My assignment was to read 140 entries to help whittle the field of candidates for best post of the year.
From that experience, coupled with regular surfing of the blogosphere for bookmark material related to wine, I’ve found 11 wine blogs I check out regularly. I list them in order of preference: