This week, we're taking a back seat and letting you, our readers, navigate us around the online wine world. We love sharing what great sites we've found but, even more, we love hearing about what you've been reading.
So, here are two blogs suggested by commenters on earlier WWBR posts. Don't forget to tell us your favorite sites (yes, you can suggest your own!) in the comments.
Baptist Wine Club
We could go with all sorts of jokes here, but we'll let reader Welch Family do the honors:
"One blog I read religiously (no pun intended) is Baptist Wine Club. This girl is snarky, charming and downright brilliant. And no, I'm not the author. She just makes wine easy to understand, descriptive to my tastebuds and reading about them entertaining (as she whips on her own faith and that of the Catholics!). Hope you enjoy her as much as I do!"
We couldn't have said it better ourselves. We'll just add that founding club member Jennifer Knighton answers the prayers of cash-strapped wine lovers by reviewing wines under $10 a bottle.
Visit Baptist Wine Club to read more.
My Wine Cellar is a Closet
Like we said, there's no shame in recommending your own blog. After all, it is what you've been reading… and writing and editing and obsessing over!
So, we did as suggested when reader calvinwazoo commented, "If I may be bold and do some self-promotion, take a look at mine, My Wine Cellar is a Closet. You know, just for kicks."
We did and we liked what we saw: easy-reading, well informed reviews (recently with a focus on wines from the Rhône), with food pairing tips and recipes, including a stuffed leg of lamb and curried pumpkin soup. Showcasing his diverse interests, calvinwazoo, aka Richard Harrold, also has two other blogs: "Frank Zappa's Revenge" and "My Buddha is Pink".
Visit My Wine Cellar is a Closet to read more.
Wine of the Week: 2/4/11
2005 Craggy Range Sophia Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay
Mineral and black currant greet the nose, followed by notes of sweet violets, cocoa, and burnt sugar oak spice. On the palate this is very ripe and rich, with a core of dense cassis fruit. While large-scaled, the balance here is very fine, with tannins that are slightly austere yet remain mostly shielded by the fruit’s density, giving this a crisp snap on the rather long finish, that continues delivering fruit, spice and mineral notes right to the floral finale.
So, now we're looking forward to hearing what you've been reading!