Five Great Wine Blogs for Wine Professionals
There are hundreds of wine blogs in the sphere of the internet. All with various target audience ranging from novice to a veteran viticulturist. On top of that, every winery and retailer now have a blog as well. So to help you sift through all the noise, we rounded up five great wine blogs that are more industry focused and great resources to keep you informed.
A witty and insightful take on current events in the wine industry mixed with reviews and wine knowledge.
One of the pioneers in wine blogging, Alder Yarrow reviews wines, books, regions and more.
Barry Brothers and Rudd
A beautiful example of a blog well done. They provide wine knowledge insight, wine reviews and even an occasional recipe.
WineFolly has risen the bar on infographics and delivering quality information. This is a great site to learn more about regions, varietals and styles of wines for any level of wine drinker.
Jamie Goode has studied all aspects of the wine industry and is a great resource for winemaking, wine, wine trends, regions and more.
Chateau De Châtagneréaz – 1er Grand Cru 2013 - La Côte
Switzerland – La Cote – 1er Grand Cru – White
“Very pretty, with youthful fruit like pear, quince, lemon zest. No oak. Well-rounded, very attractive to drink now. Clean, well-made style, with a slightly more than medium-long finish.”
Tenuta Sette Cieli – Indaco 2011 - Toscana
Italy – Tuscany – Toscana – Red
“High concentration in this one, very rich and intense, with good extract I should say; there’s plenty of tannin in here but they’re finely grained. Still a bit unresolved, it’s certainly a wine with a potential, nice layers of dark fruit like juicy dark cherry and cassis, fine spiciness.”
Pagos del Rey – Altos de Tamaron 2011
Spain – Castilla y Leon – Ribera Del Duero – Reserva – Tempranillo – Red
“Attractive dark fruit, with a good spiciness. Well balanced in terms of acidity and oak. I would just call it a bit young. I would prefer to put it back in the cellar for two to three more years to round off those tannins.”
Israel – Judean Hills – Cabernet Franc – Petit Verdot – Red
“Above all gives a very good sense of freshness on the mid-palate. So nicely layered with those fine spices, that juicy dark fruit. Oak seems not really noticeable as well, so we can talk about the integration of that. With a really long persistence here.”
Caves du Mont Tauch – Hommage 2013
France – Languedoc/Roussillon – Fitou – Red
“The palate is quite intense with a good core, dense core of dark fruit, but it’s still however what I would call youthful. Tannins are still rather present on the palate, they keep biting on the palate. The oak is quite intense with some roasted flavours.”
Galardi – Terra di Lavoro 2012
Italy – Campania – Roccamonfina - Red
“So I find the palate balanced, with this good concentration. It also has a good length, with rather rounded acidity. There’s a certain hint of complexity already. On the aftertaste I get more of those slightly balmy notes with that spicy bouquet garni, wild herbs. Pretty persistent, with a dash of complexity and a good potential for development.”
Datça Vineyard & Winery – Blend 2014
Turkey – Aegean – Sauvignon Blanc – Sultana - White
“Bone-dry palate with some gentle bitter notes, such as lemon skin, lemon zest, some lime, then some dry notes of almond. It is quite bright in terms of acidity, with a lighter structure. Yet quite flavour intense in terms of lemon zest, some of those almost raisin like notes. A medium towards long finish.”