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1WineDude TV Episode 5: The Winemakers of WBC 2009

Vinted on August 4, 2009 under 1WineDude TV, interviews, wine bloggers conference

Joe "interviews" some of the winemaking peeps that took part in the 2009 Wine Bloggers Conference, including Quintessa, Ladera, and John Tyler Wines.

Chaos ensues, as does the Macarena.  It’s better if you’re drunk.  I promise…

 

 

Cheers!

1WineDude TV Episode 4: Cave Dwellers

Vinted on July 30, 2009 under 1WineDude TV, best of, interviews

Joe interviews Ted Henry from Jarvis and Prime Cellars in Napa inside the Jarvis wine cave.

But will any trolls or superheroes appear…?

1WineDude TV Episode 3: My Bestest Buddies at Matthiasson (Sort of)

Vinted on July 27, 2009 under 1WineDude TV, best of, interviews

Joe visits Matthiasson in Napa, tastes some groovy wines, and makes some new bestest friends!  Sort of…

 

Will Whore for Wine: An Interview with The Wine Whore

Vinted on June 3, 2009 under commentary, interviews, wine blogging

Back in April I wrote about my perception of the intended audience of wine blogs and wine writing, which at times seemed (to me) to be other writers and bloggers instead of wine consumers.  In that article, I also postulated that some of that “inbred writing” was a good thing, because it meant that a good portion of wine bloggers were in fact wine consumers who were sharing their experiences on-line with other wine-blogging consumers, and that this would ultimately have a positive impact on the wine industry as a whole.

I also offered up one example of such an uber-consumer, The Wine Whore:

“Take someone like The Wine Whore, whose blog unabashedly exists solely on the premise that it will feature a wine review in exchange for receiving a sample (no guarantee it will be positive, thankfully).  A lot of people (especially wine writers) will probably hate that idea. I love that idea.”

Reaction to The Wine Whore blog has been mixed, especially within the wine blogging community itself.  Some view the premise as an affront to wine writing.  Others think the idea is a well-needed smack-in-the-face to an industry that too often takes itself far too seriously.  I sit squarely in the latter camp.  Usually.

I caught up with Randy Watson, the man behind The Wine Whore, to see how the blog was getting along nearly six months into its young life.  In summary: pretty well, despite its detractors.  Randy’s twitter account numbers nearly 6,000 followers, and he has a sizeable friend base on facebook as well – and no, they’re not all wineries and PR folks…

Check out the interview with Randy below, and share your thoughts on whether or not The Wine Whore is a bane, or a thing of beauty…

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