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WBC09: It’s here! Well, the Twisted Pre-Party, Anyway!

Date: Tue, Jul 28, 2009 Wine Tasting

The 2nd Annual North American Wine Bloggers' Conference is almost here, starting tomorrow!  It is again at the Flamingo in Santa Rosa, CA, deep in the Sonoma Valley.  Last year's inaugural conference exploded the reach and understanding of wine bloggers, wine & social media and their effect on the wine ...

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5 Questions with Jake Lorenzo

Date: Tue, Jul 21, 2009 Wine Tasting

I solved a wine mystery recently, one that had been bothering me for years.  Around the time that The Lady and I bought our home in the Bay Area, I was allowed able to buy a decent wine fridge, my Danby 75/100 bottle.  Just as I was headed out the ...

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Hello world!

Date: Thu, Jul 16, 2009 Wine Tasting

Welcome to Winelog.net. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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Santa Lucia Highlands “Highlands’ Fling!”

Date: Fri, Jul 10, 2009 Wine Tasting

A few weeks back, I was treated to an enlightening appellation-specific tasting of Santa Lucia Highlands wines courtesy of the host, Hahn Family Wines.  Santa Lucia Highlands sit on the southeast facing slopes of the Santa Lucia mountain range, on one side of the plentiful Salinas Valley. I made the ...

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ACME Atelier Tasting: An Assembly of All-Stars

Date: Wed, Jun 24, 2009 Wine Tasting

A little while back I was given the chance to attend a very special gathering of established winemaker luminaries and taste a whole slew of outstanding wines, courtesy of a very gracious invite by Monica Collins of All Access Napa Valley.  I've never seen such a lineup of All-Star winemakers, ...

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A Toast to Pops

Date: Wed, Jun 24, 2009 Wine Tasting

It takes a lot to make us who we are.  Genetics, environments and most importantly, people help shape the person that we become as we continue to get older.  I have been blessed with a number of good, warm people that have surrounded me as I stumble through this life.  ...

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5 Questions with Lisa Rigisich of Pinot Days SF

Date: Thu, Jun 18, 2009 Wine Tasting

Another exciting wine festival is coming to Fort Mason this month and I'm very excited to have to have the opportunity to get the inside scoop from the festival Director.  Pinot Days San Francisco crushes SF with five days of great, varietally-correct Pinot Noir festivities, starting on June 24th.  Lisa ...

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5 Questions With Devon Segel of GoBYO.com

Date: Wed, Jun 17, 2009 Wine Tasting

While bouncing around Twitter one day, I was turned on to a new-fangled wine search engine site by the incomparable Lisa Adams Walter (Twitter).  She directed me to GoBYO (Twitter), a wine search engine that might revolutionize the Bring Your Own Bottle searches in your local restaurants, taking out the ...

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Updates to the WineLog Twitter Feeds

Date: Wed, Jun 17, 2009 Wine Tasting

We've made a couple of nice improvements to how we push updates to your twitter feed. (more info on how to connect your WineLog and twitter accounts here) 1. We now delay updates to your twitter feed by 5 minutes. This enables us to combine activity on one wine (e.g. if ...

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We Now Use “Rose” instead of “Blush”

Date: Thu, Jun 11, 2009 Wine Tasting

I've just updated the website to use the word "Rose" (missing the accent) where we had been using "Blush" in the past. What are you talking about? Well, "rosé" and "blush" are most commonly used to refer to the same thing: wines that are neither Red nor White. These wines are different ...

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How to Push Your WineLog Activity to Facebook (for now)

Date: Sun, May 24, 2009 Wine Tasting

Facebook has this great thing called "Facebook Connect" that would do this pretty seamlessly, but it will take some coding mojo from me to get that integrated on a site as complex as WineLog. It's on "the list". Until we get that hammered out, there IS a way to push ...

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Madeleine: “A Delicious Drink”

Date: Sun, May 24, 2009 Wine Tasting

I think at this point, it comes as no surprise that I like the wines from Carmel Valley and Georis Winery, in particular.  They're my favorite winery, in fact, from my favorite appellation.  So, what could be just as awesome as my favorite winery's, appellation-specific wine?  A new wine from ...

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Be Goode, but Vote Dirty!

Date: Sat, May 16, 2009 Wine Tasting

Making perhaps, one of the biggest viral marketing coups in the nascent wine social mediasphere, Murphy-Goode Winery in Healdsburg has blown up the interwebs with its A Really Goode Job search and marketing campaign.  The basics are these: - Live on the property in northern Sonoma Valley in Healdsburg in a ...

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Help Your Favorite Wine Blogger!

Date: Thu, May 14, 2009 Wine Tasting

The reach and influence of wine bloggers and wine social media mavens have exploded over the last couple of years, particularly in the last 12 months.  Major wine critics have have noticed and responded, wineries and all three tiers of the wine business oligarchy have also taken notice and begun ...

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