What We've Been Reading

3 blogs bringing the wit as well as the wine


This week’s installment of What We’ve Been Reading takes a bit of a different tack. We’re sharing some of the less wine-centric wine blogs that we follow. Truth is, there is only so much a blogger can drift and still be producing a wine blog. This being a series that purports to expose wine blogs sort of limits the scope of the who and what we’re discussing.

So, how are these blogs less wine-centric? Well, they’re funny, irreverent, and acerbic at times. I read these as much for the wit as for the wine! Ron Washam ‘s HoseMaster of Wine was the Mac Daddy of irreverent wine blogs, but sadly has not been updated since August. In searching out some alternatives, I’ve come across three that are worth a look.

Let’s begin with Another Wine Blog, where Joe Power and Amy Corron Power share the duties delving into the life and times of wedded wine geeks. Their recently published 2010 Annual AWB Self-Serving Wino Survey and, in particular, the previous post "You never know who might be listening" are simply great reads.

Visit Another Wine Blog to read more.
Gang of Pour
Gang of Pour is another group effort, with five main contributing authors at this point. This is some fine wine writing -- always with a bit of cheek, which makes it that much more interesting to read. Check ’em out and see if one of these guys, and gal, has a palate, and sense of humor, that matches yours.
Visit Gang of Pour to read more.

Suburban Wino
Joe at Suburban Wino has a way with words and pictures. You know you're not on just another wine blog when you're greeted by Nick Nolte's mug shot! Brief and punchy, and not too dreadfully winey, Suburban Wino has fun with words and some disturbing mental images, at that!
Visit Surburban Wino to read more.

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  • 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.

    Dec 11, 2010 at 1:17 PM

  • Thanks so much for your kind remarks. When Joe and I met, I think we were each attracted to the snarky writing of the other -- that was all about football. What I like about wine, among other things, is that it is a year 'round sport!

    Dec 11, 2010 at 2:02 PM

  • I have to admit, I'm new to the whole "wine blogging" sector.

    One blog I read religiously {no pun intended} is:


    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 & that of the catholics!}.

    Hope you enjoy her as much as I do!

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:58 PM

  • Thank you! We really appreciate it.

    Dec 12, 2010 at 8:22 AM

  • Thanks for keeping my memory alive, Gregory. And I don't think I've ever been a Mac Daddy of anything before, so that's a first.

    However, my latest rambling about Christmas Gifts for Wine Lovers is published over at my sweetheart Samantha Dugan's blog, Samantha Sans Dosage, which can be found at http://www.sansdosage.blogspot.com

    Merry Christmas, everybody!

    Dec 13, 2010 at 11:37 AM

  • Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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    Hi everyone.

    Love to spread the love, keep up the great work and I'll be looking at the newest suggestions!

    Dec 14, 2010 at 9:49 AM

  • Snooth User: Catherine Gin
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    calvinwazoo and Welch Family: Just wanted to let you know that we've taken a tip from you and featured the blogs you recommended in our What We've Been Reading article today! You can check it out at http://www.snooth.com/articles/comm... Thanks so much for the great suggestions.

    Feb 04, 2011 at 2:44 PM

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