What's a WineWonk?

Wine Blogs by Wonk

Footer

Recent Blogs

Footer

Wine Articles by Blog

Footer
Write about Wine. Read about Life. WineWonks, the Wine Blog Community.

Rudy, the documentary

Date: Fri, Jan 31, 2014

I love a good documentary. I just saw “Blackfish,” about the treatment of killer whales at Sea World and thought it was effective in taking an issue that I hadn’t really thought about, making me interested in it, and giving me some basis for forming an opinion about the issue (free the whales!). “The Cove” […]

The post Rudy, the documentary appeared first on Dr Vino's wine blog.

Read Full Wine Blog Post

Wine, BAC and driverless cars

Date: Wed, Jul 10, 2013

The NYT has a column this week entitled “How Driverless Cars Could Reshape Cities” and a related blog post. They raise some interesting possibilities about the technology. Sure, it seems hopelessly futuristic, but Google is making a huge push in the technology and venture capital is following suit. (Take a look inside Google’s driverless car.) [...]

The post Wine, BAC and driverless cars appeared first on Dr Vino's wine blog.

Read Full Wine Blog Post

Chateau Lagrange at 30+

Date: Mon, Jul 8, 2013

Thirty years ago, the Japanese company Suntory bought Chateau Lagrange, a third growth. I checked in with Bruno Eynard, general manager and wine maker, in advance of the chateau hosting the Fete de la Fleur last month. He had observations about global warming, China and the US, as well as observations on the patience and [...]

The post Chateau Lagrange at 30+ appeared first on Dr Vino's wine blog.

Read Full Wine Blog Post

CEO: Wine.com “is doing fine”

Date: Fri, Jul 5, 2013

A financial blog posted that the private equity firm backing wine.com is “dumping their failed investment” in the company. Wine.com CEO claims the company “is doing fine” and has grown revenue to $75 million although he cites the “challenging” space that is wine online retail. The blog, Growth Capitalist, reports that Baker Capital has retained [...]

The post CEO: Wine.com “is doing fine” appeared first on Dr Vino's wine blog.

Read Full Wine Blog Post

Summer of trashing wine

Date: Tue, Jul 2, 2013

Sorry for the radio (er, blog) silence of late. It’s been a busy few weeks for me with non-blog things–but I am now back in the proverbial saddle. What with the heat, humidity and storms here in the northeast, and fireworks on the horizon, pardon me for thinking that we were in summer. Instead, it [...]

The post Summer of trashing wine appeared first on Dr Vino's wine blog.

Read Full Wine Blog Post

Google Reader is dead, long live feeds

Date: Mon, Jul 1, 2013

A bit of housekeeping: Sadly and strangely, Google is ending the service known as Google Reader today. The thinking is that in this social media era, people get their news from Twitter and Facebook more than feeds. Yet 17,425 people subscribe to this site’s feed. Here’s an article from Slate that suggests how to find [...]

The post Google Reader is dead, long live feeds appeared first on Dr Vino's wine blog.

Read Full Wine Blog Post

SOMM, the movie

Date: Fri, Jun 21, 2013

Wine is splashing on the silver screen: today, the documentary SOMM opens in New York and on iTunes. It’s difficult to successfully capture wine on TV or movies. The medium is limited since viewers are not able to smell or taste. Further, the characters on camera risk sounding like the stereotypical wine doofus. Miles from [...]

The post SOMM, the movie appeared first on Dr Vino's wine blog.

Read Full Wine Blog Post

Riunite, so nice

Date: Tue, Jun 18, 2013

One of the popular features on this site is the challenge of the “impossible food-wine pairing.” But while we often focus on the virtues of sparkling wine with zany foods, there’s one that a classic 80s commercial told us about: Riunite! Today, a blast from wine advertising’s past. While the refrain of “Riunite, on ice” [...]

The post Riunite, so nice appeared first on Dr Vino's wine blog.

Read Full Wine Blog Post

Charlie Trotter sued over alleged fake wine

Date: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

Charlie Trotter has been sued for selling a fake wine. In the complaint, Bekim and Ilir Frrokaj allege that they contacted Trotter about purchasing a magnum of 1945 Domaine de la Romanée Conti from the restaurant’s cellar (the restaurant closed last August). They allege that Trotter told them to book a table at the restaurant [...]

The post Charlie Trotter sued over alleged fake wine appeared first on Dr Vino's wine blog.

Read Full Wine Blog Post

Anchovies: impossible food-wine pairing?!?

Date: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

Anchovies are polarizing: a recent poll found them to be among the three foods the are most disliked by Brits (along with oysters and liver). But then there are people like Jeremy Seysses of Domaine Dujac who recently tweeted a photo with this caption: “Christmas came early: just received over 2kg of my very favorite [...]

The post Anchovies: impossible food-wine pairing?!? appeared first on Dr Vino's wine blog.

Read Full Wine Blog Post

France to muzzle wine bloggers and tweets?

Date: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

Factions in France, a country whose national image has historically been intertwined with wine, are waging a bizarre campaign against wine. They opened a new front in their battle last week: trying to ban blogs and social media from talking about wine. The initiative, part of a report from Professor Michel Reynaud with the cheery [...]

The post France to muzzle wine bloggers and tweets? appeared first on Dr Vino's wine blog.

Read Full Wine Blog Post

The top twelve wine heists

Date: Tue, Jun 11, 2013

News appeared today that thieves broke into Chateau d’Yquem and stole 380 (half) bottles of the famed sweet wine. The wine theft was valued at $166,000. Sadly, wine heists have become more common of late. Where does the d’Yquem debacle rank in the top twelve? 12. Boston, wine shop, July 2009: one bottle of 1945 [...]

The post The top twelve wine heists appeared first on Dr Vino's wine blog.

Read Full Wine Blog Post

The Vintner Group acquires Martin Scott Wines

Date: Mon, Jun 10, 2013

Consolidation strikes the Empire State: The Vintner Group, the Virginia-based distributor, is acquiring Martin Scott Wines, a distributor based in Lake Success, NY. Founded in 1990 by Martin Gold and Scott Gerber, Martin Scott Wines has grown to have a thick “book,” distributing wines from about 450 wineries, ranging from Domaine de la Romanée Conti, [...]

The post The Vintner Group acquires Martin Scott Wines appeared first on Dr Vino's wine blog.

Read Full Wine Blog Post

The urge to splurge: Zalto Universal stemware

Date: Mon, Jun 10, 2013

I can tell that Father’s Day is rapidly approaching: my email box is full of pitches about wine suitable for the occasion. Wait, isn’t pretty much any wine suitable? Well, as I’ve written before, all wines are enhanced by good stemware. The titanium-infused line of “impact-resistant” stemware from Schott-Zwiesel have their virtues. At about $10 [...]

The post The urge to splurge: Zalto Universal stemware appeared first on Dr Vino's wine blog.

Read Full Wine Blog Post


Friends of Winewonks



Wine Spectator Online

#1 Online Wine Store

Manage Your Cellar

PokerStars Bonus Code

PokerStars Marketing Code


Check out some More Wonks Blog Communities!

Whether you like Baseball Blogs, Basketball Blogs, Beer Blogs, Car Blogs, Football Blogs, Poker Blogs, Wine Blogs....there is a Wonks Community you will enjoy!

WineWonks.com is owned and operated by Dimat Enterprises.


More about Dimat
"Dimat" is a major Poker Book publisher, with a popular Poker Forum, which originated from the book Internet Texas Holdem, by Matthew Hilger. Internet Poker Rankings tracks the top online poker players. Poker Bonos Gratis was designed to bring Free Poker Gifts to the Spanish Speaking Market.