Apr 032012
 

Wine blogsRecently, our friends at VinTank posted a blog article on The 9 Most Important Wine Bloggers in the US. It’s a great list, and we highly recommend reading all of them. But, in addition to these great industry luminaries, there are also a bunch of other wine blogs that we read on a regular basis and highly recommend. So, here is an addendum to Paul Mabray’s list in alphabetical order.

Beau’s Barrel Room – Beau’s a relative newcomer to the wine blogosphere, having only been doing it since the end of 2009. He’s an insider himself, selling wine for a living. His focus is mostly on reviewing wines and reporting on events and wine regions. We always enjoy reading his posts.

Luscious Lushes – Written by Thea Dwelle, this blog is a true reflection of her larger than life persona. Thea is one of the veterans of the wine blog world and she knows what she’s talking about. She is a fixture at local wine events, and she takes her wine drinking very seriously. She has a day job outside of wine, so the fact that she posts so often is impressive.

My Wine Education – Michelle Lenz is as good as they come. She is a writer and trainer by trade and it’s reflected in her blog. Few are better written or as insightful. Not being a wine expert when she began, this blog has been a journey through her education. She’s another old-timer, having written her blog since 2004.

Vinopanion – Ward Kadel is the brain (they don’t get much smarter) behind this anthology of wine. Ward is a cancer researcher by day and wine hero at night. Not only does he write this blog, but he;s also the West Coast Ambassador for WineLog.net and one of Le Wine Buffs.

The Wine Curmudgeon – Jeff Siegel is your old-school journalist. He’s been writing about sports or wine for more years that we can count. Jeff is the former wine columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, but now devotes most of his time to his blog. He specializes in reviewing less expensive wine, which is perfect for most of us. He’s also the driving force behind the Drink Local Wine movement.

Wine Predator – Gwendolyn Alley (aka Wine Predaor aka Art Predator) loves writing and wine. She teaches writing at the local University and coaches people on becoming better writers. She is a free spirit, which is reflected in her writing. We just adore her.

There are many other blogs that are worthy of this list, but if we were to include them all, we’d run out of bandwidth. We like highlighting other blogs though, so you should expect to see other lists like this in the future.

  7 Responses to “What we’re reading”

  1. Michael,
    Thanks for the great additions. This is exactly the kind of post we love to see helping consumers discovers some of the other great wine bloggers (and yes, we agree that all the ones above are great.
    Paul Mabray
    VinTank

  2. Aww, gee, thanks, Mike! This makes my wine blogging heart go pitter-pat! I heard that Beau was on this list so I went to check it out–not expecting to see my name here too! Hmmn, wonder what I should open to celebrate?

    I also appreciate that there are some women on this list! (Hi, Thea!)

  3. Thanks for the shout out! I am amongst great company here and hope to continue to impress you with my wine words 😉

    Cheers~!

  4. It’s refreshing to see some of the excellently written (and often very fun) “little guy” blogs get some attention for a change. Not that Vinography, etc., aren’t great, but that there are—as you know—a lot of wine blogs, and many of the lesser known bloggers are just as good.

    Also, thanks for introducing me to Wine Predator … she’s great!

  5. Great descriptions! Especially the one about Thea, so right on. Cheers~

  6. Hello Mike et al,

    Thank you so much for the kind words! I am humbled by being included with these other wine bloggers that I also hold with high respect. It certainly inspires me to work even harder at the vinous craft. I have further projects up my sleeve this year and I look forward to disseminating them to my fellow vinopanions. Cheers!

  7. Awww! Thanks so much for the shout-out! What a great group of bloggers – I’m thrilled to be included!

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