One of the big takeaways for me from the EWBC '11 was that I should be paying more attention to my fellow writers, and getting to know each of them better. One of the best ways to at least get a start down that road is to begin reading their blogs. Duh!
As it so happens, Robert's blog, Thirst for Rioja, is all about Rioja wines. With all the Tempranillo I've been tasting this week, and with most of that coming from Rioja, I couldn't think of a better time to start getting to know Robert through his work.
Thirst for Rioja may not be the most detailed Rioja wine blog in the blogosphere, but it is the work of one of the great forces behind the gradual yet unstoppable maturation of the wine blogging movement.
And in case you are wondering, after much searching, I've yet to find the great, complete Rioja wine blog. Must be that Spanish lifestyle!