The Most Wanted’s 100 Essential Blogs: (Early?) Christmas Edition

Vinted on November 16, 2011 binned in about 1winedude blog, going pro, wine news

Last week, my little old hunk of the global interwebs was named one of the Best Wine Blogs in in the 2011 installment of Most Wanted’s 100 Essential Blogs: Christmas Edition.

I’m honored to have been included, because their other blog selections are all great so I find myself dragging down the curve of the list, so to speak.  But all those years of watching British sitcoms like Black Adder must have paid off, because apparently the Most Wanted folks also think I’m a Brit (I know… I don’t get it, either); to the tape:

“The Most Wanted 100 Essential Blogs: Christmas Edition is an online list of the most influential blogs in the UK (within their categories) of the past six months.  We have painstakingly scoured the web to find ten publishing leaders in each of the ten categories. The Most Wanted 100 Essential Blogs: Christmas Edition aims to be a definitive list, a go-to resource if you’re looking for some inspiration about what to do, make, give and consume over the Christmas season.”

Hmmm… sorry, old chap, but I’m quite thoroughly American, I’m afraid.  And it’s a bit early for Christmas, don’t you think? And don’t get me started on Christmas shopping – that shiz doesn’t start for me until December at the earliest.  Anyway, don’t tell them I’m not British, otherwise they might take me off the list.

Speaking of the list, here’s the full complement of Most Wanted’s awarded wine blogs below (in what I think is no particular order, though truth be told I’m not so sure) – and it’s the real meat of this post, because if you’re geeking out over wine then you really ought to be checking out these sites on a regular basis.






  • Olivier

    Congratulations Joe. It doesn't surprise me. Your style, your knowledge, your approach of things and your open-mindedness makes you unique and an enjoyable daily reading. Best. Olivier.

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, Olivier- very kind of you! It does not explain why they think I am British, though… ;-)

  • Steve

    Positively smashing old boy! Finally a right proper list. Well done. Raise a glass! Hear hear!

    • 1WineDude

      Steve – Cheerio, mate! Whip up the nickershams, pop the gorgonscrundles, and, jack's a doughnut, bob's your uncle, there you are! :)

  • Blake Gray

    We're essential, my friend. Like breathing.

    • 1WineDude

      Blake – and good Champagne. And soft pretzels – mustn't forget the soft pretzels…

      • Steve

        or the prawn cocktail crisps

        • 1WineDude

          Steve – Thai curry chicken were always my fave flavor of crips when I visited the UK…

  • @Sedimentblog


    Take it as a compliment, old chap.

    Linguistic fluency is assumed to be a characteristic of the founders of our (ostensibly) shared language, so you have clearly demonstrated the aforesaid.

    • 1WineDude

      @Sedimentblog – Ah, they just *sound* smart because that is how we portray people with British accents in American movies… ;-)

      • @Sedimentblog

        "Indubitably" – Dick Van Dyke

  • timothy young

    great blog not real familiar with wine but i was just surfing blogs i have started blogging and am trying to get started where maybe i can make some money at this do you have any tips for a new blogger?

    • 1WineDude

      Timothy – thanks & sort of. :) Check out the Going Pro series here on Wednesdays for the blogging tips ( or as close as I come to blogging tips, anyway). Cheers.

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