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A thought for the wine bloggers - we are viewed as a "strange, small and rather inward-looking world" by the mainstream media.

Thanks to Catavino and Thirst for Wine who brought the Wine and Spirit article to the fore via Twitter. Nice that Spittoon was highlighted (but why no active links?) and ranked on par with wine luminaries Andrew Jefford and Simon Woods (although they write for the magazine and the overall tone of the piece is rather negative) -

the site has a professional air and is quite "tradey", featuring a lot of wine news and developments. There is also a focus on food and wine matching, and plenty of good links.

I have to question the 'tradey' description though... an must bare in mind the blogging rule they mention "Don't just put up tasting notes. It's boring".

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at least you were mentioned, I guess we, who are also organizers of the ewbc, were not worth her time... ;) Silly wine media, blogs are for real!

She does seem hostile. Maybe she could have looked at why we blog. For the majority, it's not fame or finance seeking. We don't force content like corn through funnels into foie gras geese. And tasting notes can be entertaining, if properly prefaced and bevelled. I think in a way it's a specialised extension of the diary tradition. In a sense then, Pepys was an early gastronomic blogger...

There is always going to be a symbiotic relationship between producer and consumer be it blogger or blog reader. I think it says more about the gullibility of the reader if W and S think we can't distinguish one from tother, keep blogging.

Spittoon is the one I relish for food surprises and the mix of wines I have never heard of....but long to try!!!!!!!

Douglas - why I blog would take an age to explain but it certainly isn't for the money!

Chris B - thanks for the kind words Chris; I have a host of, what I hope, will be 'food surprises' coming up and of course a great mix of different wines.

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