Hosting a holiday party or special family occasion? Want to learn more about wines? Interested in building a home wine cellar? Do you enjoy drinking wine casually to unwind at the end of the day? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re in the perfect place. Welcome to Drink & Be Merry! Guide to the Top Wine Blogs.

Let us help you through the wonderful world of wines. Through this article you can virtually visit wineries and learn about the ins and outs of the wine industry. Learn how to choose the perfect wine for any occasion or meal. Get to know winemaker as well as discovering new wines. You’ll also read some amazing reviews on hundreds of thousands of various wines.

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  • Blog title
  • Blog owners name (if available)
  • Blog URL
  • Blog description
  • Key features
  • Additional information (when applicable)

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Top Wine Blogs


VINO TRAVELS – AN ITALIAN WINE BLOG

Jennifer Martin
http://www.vinotravelsitaly.com/

Jennifer is a certified Italian Wine Specialist. Her blog is inspired by her Italian heritage, love of Italy, and passion for wine. Join Jennifer on her journey through the world of Italian wines. Here she shares in-depth posts on wineries, Italian winemakers, and wines she has tasted.

Key Features:
Home

About Vino Travels
My Book: Planning Your Dream Wedding in Tuscany
Work with Vino Travels
Contact

Additional Information: If you wish to work with Vino Travels, use the Contact page to submit your ideas. Also, you’ll find Jennifer has created a page for each Italian town in which she’s traveled. You’ll find this list on her Home page, left side.

WINE BLOG – JUICY TALES BY JO DIAZ
http://www.wine-blog.org/


Jo embarked on her wine journey in 1993. She’s worked for several wine brands. She also founded the Oregon Pinot Gris marketing group in 2011. Jo has been published in many media outlets, as well. This is an award-winning blog that is nicely written. Jo writes about her experiences with wine. She considers her wine her blog journal.

Key Features:
Home (this is where you’ll find the latest blog posts)
Videos
Jo Diaz (her bio)
Contact/Use
Kudos
Books
Writers
Disclose

DALLAS WINE CHICK
Melanie Ofenloch
http://www.dallaswinechick.com/

Melanie does not claim to be a wine expert. She does however feel passionate about wine. The focus of her blog is simply to share. Share her love of wine along with her experiences. Her hope is to build a community of those just learning about wine, experts, and everyone in between.

Key Features:
Home
About
Policy
Facebook
Twitter
Email
Categories
General Wine Sites
Wine Blogs
Food Blogs

VINTAGES WINE PICKS & REVIEWS
Jason Solanki
http://vintagewinepicks.blogspot.com/

A copy of Vintages Magazine was the catalyst for Jason’s wine journey. He used that magazine to create a “wish list” of wines he wanted to try. His passion for wine grew. His mission now with this blog is to help readers find top quality wines at affordable prices.

Key Features:
Home (this is where you’ll find Jason’s posts)
My Story
Events
Links
Shop
Contests
Contact
Featured Post
Blog Archives
Wine Writers I Follow

WINE MUSINGS
Lisa Johnston
http://www.winemusing.com/

Lisa is a wine educator, writers, and wine business consultant. Her philosophy is “Wine should be fun, sometimes contemplative and never intimidating.” Her goal with this blog is to celebrate the best wines. She also discusses winemakers and “experiences from Australia to London and beyond.” Read her About page to see her thoughts on rating wines.

Key Features:
Home
Revuse
Features
Category Menu
Top 5s
Conversations About
#instamuse
Archive
Tags & Categories
About
Blogroll
Contact

THE FERMENTED FRUIT
Ryan O’Hara
http://thefermentedfruit.com/

Ryan’s blog was created because of his love of wine. He doesn’t provide an expert’s opinion. Instead, he provides a most valuable opinion from a consumer’s point of view. His mission with this blog is to find and share great wines with great value.

Key Features:
Home (this is where you’ll find Ryan’s posts)
About Me
Blogs Worth a Sip
Contact
Cult Wine
Sample Policy
Top Hotels
Where to Buy Wine
Categories
Recent Posts
Archive

DRACAENA WINES
Lori Hoyt Budd
http://dracaenawines.com/blog-2/

Dracaena Wines is a retailer but don’t let that keep you from visiting the site. They have an absolutely fantastic blog. You’ll want to be sure to visit Whinephabet Street – so much fun! Also, visit the Home page. Read their story and how this venture was inspired by love for Lori Hoyt Budd
‘s beloved Weimaraner, Draco.

Key Features:
Home
Accolades
Purchase
Wine Weimies
Blog
Recipes
Contact
List to our Podcast (available on Apple Podcasts and Google Play)
Recent Posts

AUSTRALIAN WINE REVIEWS – AND BEYOND
Thomas Girgensohn
http://australianwinereviews.blogspot.com/

Thomas calls himself a “very interested amateur wine taster and drinker.” While he may be an amateur, he certainly possesses great knowledge. Thomas has collected wines since 1983. In addition, he has a collection of 1,500 wines. His blog is informative and easy to follow. He writes great posts on feature wines.

Key Features:
Home (this is where you’ll find blog posts
About Me
Scoring System
Labels (this is an extensive list)
Blog Archive

VINO-SPHERE
Dave Nershi, Publisher
http://www.vino-sphere.com/

Formerly Toledo Wines and Vines, Vino-Sphere focuses on wine, travel, and food. Dave is an award-winning writer so you can be sure you will be reading high-quality posts. Vino-Sphere covers the following topics: wine reviews, accessories, wine-related books as well as wine regions and destinations.

Key Features:
Home
Media Kit (also the About information)
Advertising Rates
Samples & Review Policy
Winery Reports
Wine Tastings
Contact Us
Featured Post
Post by Labels 
The Basics
Links
Popular Posts

COSTCO WINE BLOG
Andrew Cullen
http://costcowineblog.com/

You might be surprised to learn Costco has a great selection of wines. So great that Andrew felt compelled to create this blog. He, along with fans of Costco wines, contribute to the site. You’ll find this is the largest independent review source for Costco wines.

Key Features:
Home
About
Review and Sample Policy
Our Books
Start Here
Wine Reviews
Features
Find a Costco
Best of 2016

Additional Information: This blog has a sister site about wine which can be found here.

LUSCIOUS LUSHES
http://lusciouslushes.com/

Thea, the founder of Luscious Lushes is a Certified Specialist of Spirits and a Certified Specialist of Wine. She’s currently working on her MBA from the Sonoma University Wine MBA Program. Her goal with this blog is to share her knowledge of great wines. She also aims to discuss new wines and the impact of social media on the wine industry.

Key Features:
Regions
Varietals
Cocktails & Spirits
Wine Tasting
About
Blogroll
Women Wine Writers
Contact Me
Luscious Events
Sample Policy
Twitter Landing Page

1 WINE DUDE
Joe Roberts
http://www.1winedude.com

The blog’s tagline reads”Serious wine talk for the not so serious drinker.” Joe is, in a word, fun. His blog is, as well. If you are searching for well-written and often humourous posts, this is the wine blog for you. Be sure to visit the About page/Start Here to learn more about Joe in addition to reading about how he rates wines.

Key Features:
Home
About
Wine
Stuff
Stalk
Sign Up
Contact
Random Article
Stuff You Should Visit
Labels/Categories (search)
Vintage (search)

TEXAS WINE LOVER
Jeff Cope
https://txwinelover.com/

Jeff began this blog in 2011. His initial goal was to promote wines from Texas. While he and his team do that, Texas Wine Lover is much more. Here you will find product reviews and news about the Texas wine industry as well as information on non-Texas wines.

Key Features:
Home
Blog
Shop
Wineries
Vineyards
Podcast
Beyond Texas
Fun Stuff
More
About

WINE CAMP
Craig Camp
http://winecampblog.com

Craig spent years working in Italy to learn the art of wine-making. He has revolutionized wine-making and marketing for winemakers. Today, he is GM of his own company, Troon Vineyard. This is an excellent site for anyone interested in learning the ins and outs of making wine and the industry itself.

Key Features:
Welcome
Wine Camp Blog
Wine Photography by Craig Camp (amazing photos!)
The Risotto Lesson
Craig Camp in the Press
Troon Vineyard
Artists
About

1337 WINE
Mark Fusco
https://1337wine.com/

1337 Wine should be your go-to Leet wine resource. What makes this blog stand out is Mark’s creativity and unique approach. This is the home of 1337 Wine TV. Watch for wine reviews and wine education. Mark also does Skype tastings as well as interviews winemakers. He also interviews others in the wine industry. This is quite the fun blog.

Key Features:
Home
About 1337 Wine (also contact info and the technology behind 1337 Wine)
Buy Stuff
Virtual Tasting
1337 Wine TV
Leet Words
Sommelier School
Uncategorized

RED, WHITE, AND CRU
Erik Johnson
https://redwhitecru.com/

Erik has created a fantastic blog in which to share his passion for wine. He doesn’t focus only on taste. Erik also discusses the art/science involved in making, marketing, and distributing wine. His goal is to share his appreciation of wine as well as share a consumer’s perspective on the wine industry.

Key Features:
Consumer Wine Tips
Wine & Social Media
Wine Reviews
Wineries Worth Visiting
About Erik Johnson
Wine Sample Policy

Additional Information: Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the Home page for more features and information.

JORDAN VINEYARD & WINERY
Tom and Sally Jordan, Founders
https://www.jordanwinery.com

Jordan Vineyard and Winery was established in 1972. It was inspired by the wine estates in France. Jordan produces one of the top Cabernet Sauvignon brands in California. This blog offers a riveting history of the winery in addition to behind the scene details and photo essays. While you are here, look for chef tips, how-two videos, party planning advice and travel suggestions.

Key Features:
Home
About
Wines
Culinary
Rewards
Visit
Events
Blog (award-winning!)
Shop

WINE EXPLORERS
Jean Baptiste-Ancelot, Founder and Writer
http://www.wine-explorers.net/en/

Jean-Baptiste or JB, founded Wine Explorers for a purpose. The concept, to quote, “To travel the whole planet of wine.” The objective of JB and his team is to make available a worldwide scope of information concerning the heritage of wines. This is a beautifully created blog. It’s worth a visit to share the journey with JB and company.

Key Features:
Destinations
Concept
The Team
Blog
Press
Partners
Contact

TRAVELING CORKSCREW
Casey Bryan
https://travellingcorkscrew.com.au/

At the age of 15, Casey got a job as a winery cellar hand. Since that time she developed an interest in wine. That interest has grown into a passion. Her philosophy is, “If you like it, drink it and enjoy every last drop!” This is an enjoyable blog with information and well-written posts.

Key Features:
Home
About
Blog
Wine Travel
Perth BYO Restaurants
Events
Wine Club
Contact

Additional Information: Casey has partnered with The Wine Gallery to offer a monthly subscription box. Subscribers get 3 wines per month to try. For more information, visit the Wine Club page.

BERRY BROS. & RUDD WINE
Simon Berry, Chairman
https://blog.bbr.com/

This is a simple yet informational blog. The archives date back to September 2007 so there is plenty to learn here. Berry Bros. & Rudd Wine are Britain’s original wine and spirit merchant. They date back to the 17th century. You can be sure you are getting expert information here from a team of contributors.

Key Features:
About
Contributors
Archives (sorted by recent, articles, categories, months and tags)
Links
Contact Us

Additional Information: Be sure to visit the About page to read more about the history of Berry Bros. & Rudd Wine. Also, take time to learn about the services they offer.

THE VINSOMNIAC
Stuart Robinson
http://www.thevinsomniac.com

Stuart grew up around wineries and pubs. This led to his fascination with all things wine-related. He defines a vinsomniac as “a person who suffers from vinsomnia, the ability to obtain sufficient sleep through constantly thinking about wine and related matters.” His lack of sleep (he suffers from sleep apnea) gives him plenty of time to “drink, think, try to understand, write, and share.” On his blog you’ll find nicely written reviews along with additional details about each wine.

Key Features:
Home
About
Samples
Standards
Scores
Project Mataro

ONE FOOT IN THE GRAPES
Jane Clare
http://www.onefootinthegrapes.co.uk/

It was a trip to Chablis and the Wine Aroma Cellar that led Jane to switch careers. She took a turn from 30 years in journalism to freelance writing and wine tasting. One Foot in the Grapes started as a newspaper column. It has grown into an amazing blog full of valuable information about wine.

Key Features:
Call Me
Blog
About
Instagram
Wine Tasting Packages
Testimonials
Corporate

CARA RUTHERFORD
https://caravino.net/

Cara’s belief is that wine goes with everything. Her feeling is wine shouldn’t be limited to a glass. To quote her, “It an environment, a perspective, a conversation.” She’s attended Master Classes and conducted an in-depth study of wine. Once you’ve read her blog, you’ll see she’s supported her beliefs and feelings with great knowledge.

Key Features:
Home
About
Grapes (excellent resource for information on all types of grapes)
Label Lore (extensive list of words/definitions used on wine labels)
Sample and Disclosure Policies
Popular Pours
Pour by Grape or Blend
Pour by Category

ROCKIN’ RED BLOG
Michelle Williams
https://rockinredblog.com/

Rockin’ Red is an award-winning blog. The creator, Michelle Williams is a freelance writer who has appeared in numerous popular publications. She has an affinity for pairing wine with music. She also enjoys finding links between wine and religious history. Her blog is not only for wine lovers. Those enjoy food and travel will also have an interest in Rockin’ Red.

Key Features:
Home (this is where you’ll find latest blog posts)
About
Wine 101
Dining in Dallas
Rating Policy
Sample Policy
Blogs I Follow
Travel

WINE COMPASS
Todd Godbout
http://winecompass.blogspot.com/

Wine Compass blog is a companion to the Wine Compass app. The app is available for iPhone and Android. Todd and his team travel the world searching for the best wines, beers, and spirits. Follow the blog to join them on their exciting journey.

Key Features:
Home
Privacy Policy
Samples
The Compass Craft Beverage  Finder Mobile App
The United Grapes of  America
Bicycle Tours
Lesser Known Wine Regions
Wine Trails
Ballparks & Brews
Virginia Wine TV
My JoogTV Episodes
Wine Blogs I Follow
Blog Archive

COME FOR THE WINE
Marcy Gordon
http://www.comeforthewine.com/

Marcy is the founder and Executive Director of Writing Between the Vines – Vineyard Retreat for Writers. If you are a wine lover and literary artist, you can read more about the retreat here. It is for writers of all genres. This blog is dedicated to the local wine scene in Sonoma and Napa. Marcy writes captivating posts about her travels experiences to various wine regions.

Key Features:
Home (this is where you’ll find blog posts)
About Me
Articles, Books, and Other Works
Wine Tourism Links
Writing Between the Vines
Blog Archive

ODD BACCHUS
Rob Frisch
http://oddbacchus.com/

Odd Bacchus is “dedicated to drinking the unusual and obscure.” Rob has his reasons for this. Good ones. You see, Rob writes about inexpensive wines (think less than $15 a bottle) that taste great. His goal is to find unusual and delicious wines with a price that won’t break the bank. By doing this Rob is helping to support “the little guy.” Most of the wines and spirits Rob writes about come from small producers that don’t have big budgets for marketing. His efforts should be recognized and commended. This is an information blog with creative and witty posts.

Key Features:
Home
About
Find It
Reading & Reference (Rob’s recommended reading)
Why Drink Odd?
Recent Posts
Archives 
Categories

WINNING WAYS
Lorie Perrone
https://winingways.wordpress.com/

Lorie refers to herself as a “professional amateur wine expert.” Sounds a bit confusing but it truly is an apt description. She is an independent wine consultant who takes advantage of all learning opportunities. She’s also earned her Wine Century certificate. Her goal is to make positive contributions to the education of new wine enthusiasts. Here you’ll find wine reviews, news about events, valuable resources plus more.

Key Features:
Home
About (her credentials are impressive!)
New England Wine Links
Resources
Samples
Wine Terms

RED WINE PLEASE!
Neil and Cheri Dubois, Founders
http://www.redwineplease.com/

Neil and Cheri don’t claim to be professionals when it comes to wine. They are like most consumers/wine lovers. They’re looking for great wine at a great value. Their blog covers most everything wine-related. Readers will also find articles on food and travel.

Key Features:
Home
Sample Policy
Tasting Notes
Food
Travel
The Lab
Contact
About Us
Why Some Wine Knowledge?
The Value List
Categories
Blogroll

REVERSE WINE SNOB
Jon Thorsen
https://www.reversewinesnob.com

The tag line on Jon’s blog reads, “Thumbing your nose at bottles over $20.” That pretty much sums up Jon’s goal. Jon claims he is not a wine expert. We disagree. He’s certainly an expert at finding great, inexpensive wines. His blog provides well-written reviews as well as additional valuable information about various wines.

Key Features:
Home (you’ll find blog posts here)
About
Browse (sorted by variety, region, Costco picks, Trader Joe’s picks, and deals)
Buy the Book (Jon’s book is titled Reverse Wine Snob: How to Buy and Drink Great Wine Without Breaking the Bank)
Top 10 Lists
Contact
Most Popular Articles

NOVA CADAMATRE – THE PERSONALITIES OF WINE
Nova Cadamatre
http://www.novacadamatre.com/

Nova is the first female winemaker in the US to receive the world’s most difficult certification – Master of Wines. It is safe to say that Nova and her blog are true winners. Nova is a creative and talented winemaker, as well. She possesses knowledge and skill with an understanding of the best vineyards. That’s what you’ll find here – the best. Explore completely this blog and be sure to visit the Articles and Accolades page as well as My Favorite Website pages.

Key Features:
About Nova
Articles and Accolades
Contact
My Favorite Websites
The Personalities of Wine

MY VINE SPOT
Dezel Quillen
http://vinespot.blogspot.com/

Any wine lover can appreciate the first line of Dezel’s bio, “Some people write poetry, I sip it.” Perfect, yes? Dezel began his blog in 2006. His goal is to share his wine experiences. On his blog you’ll read well-written, informative posts on wine appreciation and enjoyment. In addition, Dezel invites his readers to connect with him on all his social media accounts.

Key Features:
Home (blog posts are located here)
About Me
Contact
Twitter
Sample Policy

THE DRUNKEN CYCLIST
Jeff Kralick
https://thedrunkencyclist.com/

Jeff is a wine lover and story-teller. While reading his blog, you’ll quickly discover he’s not written “just” posts. He’s written actual stories that pull you in and keep you interested. You’ll find yourself wanting to read more and more. He writes about wine, his travels, wineries, and many other topics. He’ll also leave you smiling.

Key Features:
Home
About
Terms
Sabering
Retailers
Wineries
Recipes
Samples
Ohmygod!
Other Gear
Sundays are for Sebastian

JVB UNCORKED
Jim van Bergen
https://jvbuncorked.wordpress.com/

Jim writes honestly and from-the-heart. He addresses topics in a way that includes the entire wine community. When writing reviews, he chooses wines he feels consumers will truly enjoy and find a great value. He calls himself a “casual/approachable sommelier or wine director.” He is a true wine lover with a great flair for writing. He posts are beneficial and his reviews informative.

Key Features:
Media Kit (recommended reading)
Twitter/Instagram
About Jim van Bergen – Uncorked
Featured Entries
Recent Reviews
Recent Commentary
Archive
Find Posts by Type or Grape

TRAVELING WINE CHICK
Elizabeth Smith
https://travelingwinechick.com/

From college educator to wine expert, Elizabeth has quite a bit of knowledge to share. In addition to her blog, she’s also a contributor to the following publications: American Winery Guide, basil & salt magazine, Drizly, and Smooth. She is also the member and social media director for Ehlers Estate. On Traveling Wine Chick you’ll discover topics such as wine accessories, books, films, travel, of course wine and much more.

Key Features:
About Elizabeth Smith
Contact Me
Media Kit
Sample Policy
Vine Journey
Top Posts & Pages
Recent Posts
Categories
Wine Blogs
Blogs I Follow

SERIOUSLY WINE
Keith Teare
http://www.seriouslywine.com/

Seriously Wine is part of the s.erious.ly real-time network. This site offers real-time discovery of original and germane content. You can follow Seriously Wine via Twitter, Facebook, and Flipboard. This is a great site for those who wish to track the ever-evolving world of wine. Read about wines, events, people, and ideas about wine.

Key Features:
Other s.erious.ly sites
Wire Service
Publishers Opt In/Out (for those who wish to contribute to the site)
Code of Ethics
About

THE WINE SIREN
Kelly Mitchell
https://thewinesiren.com/

Kelly’s mission – “To share and demystify the complex processes in making food and wine and the people behind them.” She does this and so much more. If you are interested in the Napa wine lifestyle, creators of wine in addition to hundreds of wine varietals, don’t miss out on Kelly’s blog. She’s done some amazing interviews, too.

Key Features:
Home
About
Wine
Food
Lifestyle
Events

WINE TERROIRS
Bertrand Celce
www.wineterroirs.com/

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If French wines are your passion, you’ll want to visit Bertrand’s site. He is a writer and photographer with a passion for wine. He has gone through training with a sommelier. During his training, he discovered “wine wasn’t always made the way commercial wineries wanted you to believe…” This is an excellent source for gaining knowledge of wine, wine tasting, and French vineyards. The main feature here is Bertrand’s stories. You’ll see his posts on the Home page.

JAMIE GOODE’S WINE BLOG
http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/

Jamie is a winewriter, columnist, lecturer, and wine judge. His bio is extraordinary so be sure to read that. This is a multi award-winning blog. Quite impressive are Jamie and his articles. Expect informational videos and well-written content.

Key Features:
Archives
More About Me and What I Do
My Old Blog
My Even Older Blog
Recent Posts
Blogroll
Categories
Tag Cloud

Additional Information: To visit Jamie’s main website, click here.

MISS BOUQUET
http://missbouquet.com/

Miss Bouquet loves wine. Period. Everything about wine interest her. Smelling wine, admiring the colors, sharing, buying, selling, and of course drinking. Her mission, “To uncover the underlying passion I think so many of you have which is to talk about wine…” Her posts are clever and informative. You’ll find a bit of everything here.

Key Features:
Home
Events
Who, Wine, Where
Wines with Style
Wine Trade Bug
Portfolio

DR. VINO
Dr. Tyler Colman
http://www.drvino.com/

Yes, he is a real doctor. Yes, his Ph. D. dissertation was wine-related. Yes, he is an wine expert that should and can be trusted. Dr. Colman’s goal is for this blog to educate and inspire wine lovers. Look for recommendations, diverse perspectives, and interesting reader contributions. This blog is one you don’t want to miss.

Key Features:
Home
About
Policies
Wine Maps
In the Media
Contact
Subscribe
Recent Comments
Recent Posts
Quotes
Wine Industry Jobs
Archives
Categories
Wine Books on Amazon

VINOGRAPHY
Alder Yarrow
http://www.vinography.com/

What began as a personal blog is now one of the most respected sources for wine-writing (non-mainstream). Alder has taken great care to make sure his blog is well-organized and posts well-written. Visit to discover wine and sake reviews, editorials, restaurant reviews, plus so much more.

Key Features:
Wine Reviews
Restaurant Reviews
Book Reviews
Ramblings & Rants
Wine News
Activities & Events
About This Site
Press Coverage
Favorite Posts from Archives

ROBERT PARKER – WINE ADVOCATE
https://www.robertparker.com/

Robert created an “independent consumers guide to wine” in 1976. That has grown into one of the most trusted sources of all things wine-related: The Wine Advocate. This publication has proven to be a significant influence on wine consumers in the U.S. as well as other countries. Create an account here to get the full site experience. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the Home page to see all this site has to offer.

Key Features:
Wine Advocate
Hedonists Gazette
Wine Journal
RP Cellar
Store
Join Us

WINE FOLLY
Madeline Puckette, Content Director & Host
http://winefolly.com/

Based in Seattle, WA, Madeline and her crew travel the world so they can offer exciting content for their readers. This is a wine-education blog and a fantastic place to learn. The site offers articles and videos containing wine-related stories. Also, look for content on wineries, winemakers, and regions. There is an outstanding Beginner’s Guide, as well.

Key Features:
Blog
Learn
Book (must-read!)
Shop
Inspiration

WINE DOCTOR
Chris Kissack
http://www.thewinedoctor.com/

Chris specializes in wines of the Loire Valley and Bordeaux. This site has quite a lot to offer so be sure to take your time and explore. Note: You’ll want to create an account here. Also, site updates require a subscription unless they are marked “free.”

Key Features:
Recent Site Updates
This Week’s Featured Article
Weekend Wine
Wine & Dine
Wine Searcher (nice feature!)
Recent Blog Posts (this are free to read)
Site Update Archive
Recent Bordeaux

THE PRINCE OF PINOT
William “Rusty” Gaffney, M.D.
http://www.princeofpinot.com/

Dr. Gaffney decided to devote his energy to writing in about Pinot in 2001. He started with a newsletter and now has a fabulous blog. Not only does Dr. Gaffney write about Pinot but he also visits Pinot Noir regions, leads wine tours, organizes tastings, and dinners. He also judges wine competitions. If Pinot Noir is your interested, you’ll definitely want to follow Dr. Gaffney’s journey.

Key Features:

Winery Directory
PinotFile Archives (his newsletter)
Wine Reviews
Podcasts
Pinot Festivals
About

THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER
Jeff Leve – Founder, Contributor, and Editor
https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/

The Wine Cellar Insider focuses on Bordeaux but other regions are covered as well. Visit the site to read about tasting notes (with ratings), winery histories, in-depth articles, and the latest harvest news. Interesting special guest contributors often make an appearance here, too. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the Home page to see all that is offered here. All readers are welcome to post in the forums.

Key Features:
Bordeaux Wine
Rhone Valley Wine
California Wine
Wine Topics and Forums
Search Tasting Notes
Membership

TIM ATKIN – MASTER OF WINE
http://www.timatkin.com/

Tim is an award-winning Master of Wine. He’s also a journalist, presenter, wine judge, and photographer. Tim wears many hats but one thing you can certainly depend on is his knowledge of wine. His blog is fascinating. Look for great contributor posts, too. Along with wine, Tim also discusses many other topics of interest.

Key Features:
Articles
Tasting Notes
CorkTalk
Reports
Recipes
Videos
Music
Contributors
Contact

A WINE STORY
Marisa D’Vari
http://awinestory.com/

Do yourself a favor – read Marisa’s bio. To call her qualifications outstanding is an understatement. Once you’ve read about her, you’ll understand why this blog is a must-read. Marisa’s philosophy is, “Let’s make wine fun and approachable!” She accomplishes this with her incredible writing talent. She is a wine education who uses dramatic as well as entertaining stories to help other learn about wine.

Key Features: 
Home
About
Books
Resources
Regions
Contact

BIGGER THAN YOUR HEAD
Frederic Koeppel
http://www.biggerthanyourhead.net/

It was Frederic’s career as a wine journalist that led him to blogging. His posts are meant to offer a critical look into what we eat and drink. His focus is the creating, preparing, marketing, selling, truth and hypocrisy of our food and beverages. He’s got a great Wine of the Day Feature, too.

Key Features:
Home
About
Archives
Contact
Vintage Wine
Categories (extensive list)

WINE SPECTATOR
http://www.winespectator.com/blogs

Wine Spectator is a world-wide trust publication for wine lovers. The team here review over 15,000 wines each year. Each magazine contains 400-1,000 reviews. With each reviews will be tasting notes and recommendations. There is a fee for membership as well as a fee for the magazine. Serious wine enthusiasts will find the fees well-worth it. Blog articles are free to read. Scroll to the bottom of the Home page for more information regarding memberships and subscriptions.

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Camuto from Europe
Tim Fish
James Laube
Maxwell Matthews
Mixed Case
James Molesworth
Bruce Sanderson
Harvey Stelman

SOCIAL VIGNERONS
Julien Miquel
http://socialvignerons.com/

Julien created Social Vignerons to be part of what he couldn’t find anywhere online. Having searched for a genuine, sincere community of passionate wine lovers and professionals to no avail, he created just such a community of his own. His efforts paid off. His blog is now one of the most influential sites about wine. Julien is an international winemaker and wine critic. If you are passionate about wine, join Julien and his thousands of followers for fun, laughter, and great wine talk.

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NATALIE MACLEAN – WINE REVIEWS & RATINGS
http://www.nataliemaclean.com/blog/

Natalie is Canada’s most respected and most quoted wine writers. Her site is the largest Canadian wine review site. She is an award-winning writer/author. Her knowledge is in-depth and her posts nicely written. Please be sure to scroll to the bottom of her Home page for a detailed list of what is offered here.

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VINDULGE
Mary Cressler
http://www.vindulge.com/

Mary is the founder of Vindulge Wine Education. She is also a wine, food, and travel writer. She’s a Certified Sommelier and a staff writer for Palate Press Online Magazine. Mary is passionate about wine and educating others in such a way that makes wine fun and approachable. Take time to look at her recipes with wine pairings. It all sounds delightful!

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PALATE PRESS
http://palatepress.com/

Palate Press is an online modern magazine. This is a fantastic source for the inexperienced to most experienced wine lover. There are daily updates with reviews, news stories, and a wine of the week. Palate Press also has these projects:

Palate Press Advertising Network – this combines more than 100 wine websites worldwide with 100 countries and a million readers. A great resource for wine advertisers.

Palate Press Story Bank – This focuses on the best wine stories available. Also another great source for advertisers.

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FERMENTATION – THE DAILY WINE BLOG
Tom Wark
https://fermentationwineblog.com/

Having begun his career as a wine publicist and marketer, Tom is now the founder/owner of Wark Communications. This serves small and medium-sized wineries/wine related companies with marketing, media, and communications. From this blog you can expect the latest wine industry news.

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KEN’S WINE BLOG
Ken and Theresa Hoggins, Founders
http://kenswineguide.com/blog/

Ken’s mission along with his panel of tasters si to help readers find the perfect bottle of wine for all occasions. This blog discusses topics such as notable wines, restaurants, wineries plus so much more.

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THE GRAY REPORT
W. Blake Gray
http://blog.wblakegray.com/

Mr. Gray is Wine Searcher’s California editor. He also writes a monthly column for Palate Press. His blog is a mix of wine reviews, news, industry trends as well as other topics. It’s quite an interesting site. Look for great interviews, too.

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I LIKE THIS GRAPE
http://www.ilikethisgrape.com/

Aimed at millennials, I like this grape has a goal of being the most robust digital platforms for discovery & purchase of wine. Here  you can expect original and interesting content. Look for imagery and storytelling via posts and videos. The team at I love this grape are educated, highly-trained certified sommeliers.

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VINFOLIO
http://blog.vinfolio.com/

If you are a wine collector, this is the site for you. Vinfolio specializes in helping serious wine collectors manage every aspect of their collection. If you are looking to buy/sell or have a need for cellar management, you’ll want to be sure to make Vinfolio a must-read site.

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We hope after reading Drink & Be Merry! Guide to the Top Wine Blogs, you’ll have found one or several blogs that suite your needs. We’ve covered it all from beginner to expert, reviews, accessories, latest news, industry trends, and more. All that’s left for you to do is choose your favorite wine or wines and enjoy! Please remember to drink responsibly and stay safe.