Wednesday, November 28, 2012

My Favourite Things - Wine Blog Edition

One of the things I enjoy most is reading a good wine blog. I find them inspiring and informative. I know that my blog, which is written entirely from a newbie’s perspective, might not give you all the wine information you need. With that in mind, I thought it would be a great idea to share some of my favourite wine blogs – all of these are fabulous resources from people who really know what they’re talking about.

Uncork Ontario – Shawn from Uncork was one of my first wine friends on Twitter and his blog has been a huge inspiration to me. I love how his reviews are informative and interesting – I often turn to his site for ideas on what wineries to visit and what wines to try. He is passionate about VQA and a great resource for what to drink in Ontario. I also suggest checking out his Uncork Ontario app.

Wines in Niagara – If you want the latest news on what’s happening in the Niagara wine region, you read Rick’s blog. This is a great resource for VQA fans and a blog that I never miss. Whether he’s charting the progress of Vineland Estate’s Grape X, promoting the cause of independent wine shops or breaking the news of another Niagara winery sale, Rick is on top of what’s happening in Ontario’s biggest wine region. Another plus? Rick is a great writer, which means his work is always compelling to read.

Wine Sisters – I love the Wine Sisters. Their blog outlines what they’re drinking and offers great suggestions for holiday dinners or summer sippers (it’s not all VQA for those who like to venture outside Ontario with their wines). I also love that they tackle practical issues that the newbie wino can appreciate – their blog on the importance of a wine budget resonates with me whenever I’m considering a wine splurge.

T.O. Wine Man – Mark’s blog scared me a bit at first because he really knows wine – and that means some of his posts are a bit intimidating for a newbie. As my knowledge has grown, I’ve really come to appreciate his posts. I like how much information he provides and how he really does know his stuff – I enjoy his perspective on wines and I now look to him for opinions on what to buy.

What's your favourite wine blog? I would love your suggestions for even more can't miss bloggers.

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