Wine Blog of the Month (Also, I Rule the Future of Wine Criticism! WTF?)

Vinted on June 12, 2009 binned in about 1winedude blog, wine blogging

Things are coming up ‘Dude’ in the month of June!

Friend of the Dude RJ has listed as it’s Wine Blog of the Month over at RJ’s Wine Blog! Here’s what RJ had to say about selecting the blog:

1WineDude is a perennial presence in the wine world and someone who always has something interesting to say. He will always be an compelling read…


I’m really stoked, grateful and very humbled to have made the cut.  Thanks, RJ!

In other news, apparently I totally own the future of wine criticism, according to Wine Enthusiast editor and Friend of the Dude Steve Heimoff.  Yesterday, Steve indulged in a bit of crystal ball prophesying titled “It could happen…”, in which he proposes a witty future in 2030 (when I’ll be… well, a lot older than I am now) where I am the galaxy’s most influential human wine critic (and in battle against 2030’s version of today’s wine bloggers, who are androids):

“Roberts, widely acknowledged as the most influential wine critic on Earth, the Moon and Mars, found himself in the crosshairs at the recent winebot conference, held in the Hubble Hotel some 600 miles in space.”

It’s a funny read and a much-needed break from some of the “heavier sh*t” going down in the wine world recently (like failing businesses, embattled critics, plummeting journalist revenue…).

But let’s hope, for the sake of our children, and of our children’s children, that Steve’s powers of prediction aren’t anywhere near as keen as his palate!







  • Dale Cruse

    Oh, it's just all about you, isn't it? ;-)

    • 1WineDude

      Oh, just for the record, yeah, it is in fact all about me. :-P

  • 1WineDude

    You would say that, now wouldn't you! ;-)

  • Samollor

    Well I know the Earth and Mars are covered !!!

    • 1WineDude

      Good one ;-)

  • Dylan

    Ha, congrats on the features Joe. When the future arrives make sure if it's a post-apocalyptic one to bring your football pads. I hear they're the standard fashion.

    • 1WineDude

      Yeah, they're supposed to be really good protection against the fleshy-headed mutant zombies…

  • rjh

    wow – i just called you a compelling read, but steve trumped me big time with the "most influential wine critic on Earth, the Moon and Mars"…nice work…not that hard to live up to, so that's good… :-)

    • 1WineDude

      Ha! Good one…

      I settle for the most influential one on the Moon and Mars, how's that? ;-)

  • Eagles Nest Winery

    Joe – Good thing you don't wear a hat – your head has no doubt swelled several sizes on these accolades. Be cool and not hot! Take care Dude!

    • 1winedude5036

      As a cucumber, bro.


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