’s Wines For the Holidays

Vinted on November 4, 2009 binned in about 1winedude blog, holidays has updated their annual expert recommendations on wines for the holidays – and this year, there are a few interesting parties among the panel of wine smarties contributing their wine picks for your 2009 fourth quarter celebratory dining table.

Like me, for instance.

I know what you’re thinking.  How the hell did YOU get on the same list as Jancis Robinson?!??

I had the same reaction, my friends!

I’m in great, great company on this one, with quite a few fellow bloggers gracing the lineup, most of whom I’m happy and proud to call friends of the Dude:

There are some great wine picks offered up in the list, so head on over to and check it out before you do your holiday dinner shopping this year.






  • Melissa Dobson

    Hey Joe- I'm happy to see that CNBC is recognizing wine bloggers and including them as experts to make this year's holiday recommendations. I'm curious, did CNBC approach you for your recommendations or did you submit them?

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks! Great question – that is one I've been fielding a lot over the last day and bit. approached me after doing research on who they considered influential bloggers on twitter (and some other platforms too, I think). So it's really interesting that there are 3 well-established wine personalities on the list, and then 2 bloggers and 2 guys in the cutting edge of wine tech. And it's even more interesting that popularity on social media was used as determinant for who should be included.

      I guess the times really are a-changin'…

      • Melissa Dobson

        Love it! And kudos to for their forward-thinking strategy and incorporating some of our favorite wine social media rock stars in the mix this year.

  • 1WineDude

    Alternative title for this post:

    "What Do Jancis Robinson and I Have In Common (Besides the Fact that We are Both Carbon-Based Lifeforms Consisting Mostly of Water)?"

    • Steve Heimoff

      You're both pretty as a bucket of buffalo wings!

      • 1WineDude


      • Dylan


  • 1winedude5036

    I'm not actually a Rock Star – I just play one on the weekends :).

  • Melissa Dobson

    Respectfully disagree! :)

  • @hellovino

    Congrats, Joe! Very cool feature, and I think you did a great job with the versatile wine options to bring to the holiday table.

    • 1WineDude


    • 1winedude5036


  • WeeRee San

    Oh my, I must enrarge door to fit size of dude's head!

    • 1WineDude

      Confucius say, higher monkey climb up tree, more that can be seen of his butt.

    • 1winedude5036

      Or something like that, anyway…

  • bill

    Wow what a bunch of lame wines from some "serious" wine people. The only one I'd really want with Tgiving is the Champagne. It would at least go with everything. Sherry? Seriously? Well leave it to the Brit! Probably got a wad of cash from the Sherry company to recco that one. Chateauneuf du Pape? With Thanksgiving dinner? how is that going to go well?

    The Albarino might work ok I guess but Domestic Pinot Grigio is your best pick? I'll pass. Oh and the whole drink what you want thing is the best you can come up with???

    Don't open your 1990 Bordeaux? Why not? It's the Holidays and they are for sharing! I share the best wines I have with my friends and family and I don't care if I only get one glass or they don't understand them! I'm happy just knowing that they are drinking my best stuff even if they don't "get it".

    I'll be having some PJ Flower bottle 1998 followed by Dagueneau Silex 05 after that 1995 Canaliccho di Sopra Brunello and some Fontodi Vin Santo 1997 to finish up dessert. Johnnie Walker Blue will take me through to leftovers at 11pm!

    Happy Holidays!

    • 1WineDude

      Uhm… having anything that you like, isn't that exactly what you're planning to do…? Confused…

  • vinogirl

    Congratulations, job well done!

  • vinogirl

    You deserve it, you're writing is fab.

  • vinogirl

    That would be 'your' writing….obviously mine is not!

    • 1WineDude


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