1WineDude TV Episode 57: The Artificial Distinction Between Fine Wine Consumers And Wine Bloggers

Vinted on April 30, 2013 binned in 1WineDude TV

In this episode of 1WDTV, I rant about why it’s stupid to make a distinction between wine bloggers and fine wine consumers, as if the two populations couldn’t possibly overlap (they do); and yet, the wine media tries to make this distinction time and time again, effectively setting everyone off on a wild goose chase.

To illustrate this, I play off a theme I tackled during a recent interview I gave in South America, only this time with a (very crude) graph to show how I believe the U.S. population of wine consumers and wine bloggers is distributed, which involves a standard deviation bell curve (actually, alcohol consumption probably more closely follows a Gamma distribution, but that’s splitting hairs).

Anyway, enjoy!

The Artificial Distinction Between Wine Bloggers and Consumers 






  • barrelthief

    YES ! I can't say more.. just YES! Also this photo captures my initial reaction to the video. http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09

    • 1WineDude

      Barrelthief – thanks for that. That image kicks soooo much ass, love it! " Wowowowo gimme One Vision…."

  • Ron Washam HMW


    That was flat-out the best Professor Irwin Corey impression I've ever seen!

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, HMW! That guy has way more hair than I do, though…

  • Alana Gentry

    Right on. Thanks Joe. I'm sharing this with every wine business person I know including academics from 40 countries. Maybe a grad student will run those numbers. Cheers~

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, Alana – I’d love to see the results of that if they do!

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