I’m happy to announce what most of you reading this already know, which is that I’m now a featured contributor to the video blog on Wines.com. You can check out my first installment, in which I brave the wilderness of my backyard to talk about the brouhaha surrounding the Natural Wine movement.
The idea behind my vid series over at Wines.com is to take the concept I tried out in “simplifying” the world of Port in about 5 minutes of video, and use that compressed-and-pithy format to dissect other aspects of the wine world, wine biz and wine industry. It’s a paying gig – modest, but fun, and it’s great to be working with the team at Wines.com again, who are an amicable (and smart, particularly when it comes to leveraging social media to engage their customers) bunch.
Does this mean fewer episodes of the already-too-infrequent 1WineDude TV?
The short answer is, “yeah, sort of.”
BUT… having said that… the “sort of” part probably needs a bit of embellishment…
Here’s the low-down:
I have a very interesting (in both the British and American senses of the word) project in the works that will be released as a video series soon(ish), a ton of potential product reviews that I want to release via video, and a sh*tload of travel in the first half of 2012 (the Loire, Napa, Sonoma, Colorado, Australia, Rioja, and working on a few other possibilities) which almost certainly will provide opportunities for great video content.
So 1WineDude TV is, emphatically, NOT going away.
But it won’t be the primary cornerstone of 1WineDude.com content, either – and as I “go pro” in this biz, more paying opportunities will almost certainly translate in some reduction of content here, unless someone makes human cloning economically viable very quickly, or I open up 1WD to a staff beyond, just, well, little old me.
And while it probably goes without saying, as more paying gigs get my attention I think it’s worth repeating: the content on 1WD is always going to be free.