I note Robert over at The Wine Conversation has republished his list of UK blogs and is seeking updates. Given my previous post about my desire to re-energise my wine adventures I’m going to take the opportunity to check out some of the ones on Robert’s list that have slipped below my radar.
During my Diploma studies I found that I kept referring to the same ones over and over again. These were;
- Jancis Robinson’s Purple Pages – not strictly a “blog” but from the sheer volume of authoritative and quality updates this is the most useful site I use
- Jamie Goode's Wine Anorak – given his scientific background he is always informative and is well travelled. The wines he tastes also are just the wines I want to taste/usually can afford
- Andrew Jefford – he has a unique writing style and any Diploma student who wants to learn more about wines having a "sense of place" would be well advised to follow Andrew’s writings
- Simon Woods – I like his sense of humour and irreverent approach and the wines he tastes again are the ones I want to/ought to be tasting
- Robert Macintosh – his sheer drive in promoting the use of the web and social media in the context of wine is to be admired. The quality of his links to other sites means he always uncovers some golden nugget on the web that would otherwise be missed
So I’ll use Robert’s list to broaden my reading although I sense I’ll continue to use the above links for the majority of my forays into the web.
The picture by the way is of Chateau Ausone right on the edge of the town of St Emilion taken on a trip there in June.