Weekly Twitter Wine Mini-Reviews Round-up for 2009-07-25

Vinted on July 25, 2009 binned in wine mini-reviews
  • 08 Penns Woods Traminette (PA): Aromatic, creamy, & surprisingly compex. If they set out to make a simple wine, they failed spectacularly. #
  • 05 Penns Woods Merlot Reserve (PA): Robust & full of dark fruits. Flirting dangerously close to over-extraction, but thoroughly enjoyable. #
  • 07 Penns Woods Chardonnay Reserve (PA): Vanilla, tropical fruit, VG acidity. Might be the best E. Coast Chard. I've EVER tasted. Period. #
  • 07 Christian Moreau Chablis: Racy & tasty. More proof that Chablis is the de facto home of unadorned Chardonnay – purely perfect & a bargain #
  • 08 Pascal Jolivet "Attitude" Sauvignon Blanc (Loire): VG, tart w/ sliced apple & grapefruit dominating. But someone threw some grass in too. #
  • 07 Olivier Leflaive "Les Setilles" Bourgogne Blanc: Big for Burg, but not if you're used to blowsy CA over-oaked monsters. Great w/ scallops #
  • 08 Potel-Aviron Beaujolais Villages: Like a plate of candied berries w/ hibiscus garnish. Easy drinking, easy on the wallet, easy to love. #
  • 08 P45 Rose (Cotes du Rhone): Kind of like eating under-ripe red berries off the vine; simple, fruity, a little dirty, & a guilty pleasure. #
  • 08 Toquade Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley): Christine Barbe's triumph of ingenuity over adversity. Vibrant, complex, & delicious. Drink it now #
  • 01 Jarvis Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (Napa): Black fruit w/ a touch of heavy graphite pencil. Proving that good Napa Cab can age gracefully. #

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1WineDude TV – Episode 2: Un poco de luz avión lectura

Vinted on July 24, 2009 binned in 1WineDude TV, wine bloggers conference

Come Original: Advice on the Eve of Wine Bloggers Conference `09

Vinted on July 23, 2009 binned in wine 2.0, wine bloggers conference, wine blogging

One year ago, nearly to the day, I posted my thoughts on why you should be a wine blogger.

A year later, on the eve of the 2nd annual American Wine Bloggers Conference, I find myself posting about almost the exact same topic.

While writing last year’s post, I found myself asking what I imagined many readers of that article would ask.  Namely, Why Should I Care What You Think? And today I find myself answering that question.

You shouldn’t care what I think.

Ironically, I’m saying this in response to an increasing amount of questions that I am getting from those new to blogging (and in particular those new to wine blogging) – at least, newer to it than I am – about how to be a “successful” wine blogger.

My advice is this:  Wine blogging has arrived.  So stop caring what I think and get on with it…

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Murphy-Goode’s “Dream Job” Winner – and What It Means for Wine

Vinted on July 22, 2009 binned in wine industry events, wine news

And just like that… it was all over.

What was arguably the largest publicity-minded event in the history of U.S. winemaking is over, as the reality-TV-inspired A Really Goode Job contest thrown by Murphy-Goode winery has finally come to an end.

I’m extremely pleased to report that 1WineDude.com friend Hardy Wallace of DirtySouthWine.com has been named the winner, and will begin his 6-month post as Murphy-Goode main media man on August 15th.

Frequent 1WineDude.com readers will recall that Hardy was my pick back in May when the contest first started taking off.  Personally, I’m pleased as sangria-punch to see Hardy get the attention, accolades, and the job of his dreams. You can view the entire press release on the winning announcement here.

The entire event garnered a massive amount of publicity (both positive and negative), and saw job opportunities open up to several of the participants as wineries were exposed to the increasing power of social media and Internet-based marketing as a result of the campaign.

What does it mean for the world of wine? It’s good news for Hardy, great news for Murphy-Goode, and even better news for wine and social media as a whole…

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