3 Great Wine Blogs I Discovered this Year
“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.” W. C. Fields.
No flowery intro paragraph here. I’m pretty sure I had you at ‘wine’. I present three of my favorite wine blogs:
By far my favorite. Due to my current budget situation, the tag line ‘thumbing your nose at bottles over $20’ resonates well. Several years ago Jon Thorsen came to the wine scene for the health benefits. After blowing through three or four $20 bottles per week, he went on a search for great, inexpensive wine. The hunt began with his wife Brenda, both of whom were pleasantly surprised by the number of really good inexpensive wines they found and Reverse Wine Snob was born. Jon’s even written a book, Reverse Wine Snob: How to Buy and Drink Great Wine without Breaking the Bank! (HINT! — that’s right Santa, I’m talking to you!) Using the book and blog as a guide, getting great wine is as easy as taking a trip to your local Costco or Trader Joe’s.
An actual Doctor, of the PhD kind, Tyler Colman’s blog is a go to if you like to mix your wine with a little politics (and who doesn’t?). Tyler has written two wine books and tastes over 1,000 wines a year. The blogs design is a little ‘old school’, but it’s easy to navigate. There are links to recent posts and Tyler’s op-eds in the NYT, as well as monthly archives and a vast ‘Categories’ list.
This blog, by Seyma Bas, is the 2016 Wine Blog Award Winner for Best New Wine Blog. Seyma has an MBA in Luxury Brand Management, Food and Wine. According Seyma, Dionysian Impulse is ‘about an instinctive and endless discovery of flavours.’ The blog itself is simply laid out and probably won’t win major awards for design, but the sections on Winemaking and Viticulture make it worthwhile reading.