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innovative wine blogs/websites

Posted by barri0s1872, Dec 3, 2012.

Lately i've been on the prowl for some other innovative wine websites and blogs, does anyone have any they tap into regularly? i'm thinking of starting a blog myself and want to look into styles, precedents, etc. 


i have a specific interest in climates and soil types and how that affects wine (geography and maps rock).




Reply by Mike Madaio, Dec 3, 2012.

I'm not afraid to self-promote. My site is aimed at PA residents, but all are welcome! As for innovative, I think our "responsive" design is innovative. The layout adapts to platform (phone, tablet, PC), adjusting content accordingly to fit.

Reply by barri0s1872, Dec 3, 2012.

Oh wow, this is great. What did you use to build it? Wordpress? Squarespace? 

Reply by GregT, Dec 4, 2012.

barrios - do you have a background in soil or geology or climate? I have a pretty good friend who works for NASA; she's a climatologist and has spent a lot of time researching climate change. Are you a geologist or soil specialist? That would be an interesting blog.

Reply by Mike Madaio, Dec 4, 2012.

I used WordPress. Developed the template myself based on the Starkers theme (which is a bare bones theme made for customizing). There are some premade responsive themes out there now as well.

Reply by barri0s1872, Dec 4, 2012.

GregT - no, my background is in fine arts and architecture design.


Mike - i will have to check that out. Thanks, i'm searching on squarespace at the moment. Did you use a lot of html?

Reply by barri0s1872, Dec 7, 2012.

GregT, sorry i should get into a little more detail with my answer, just been a bit busy lately. I don't have a background in soil/climate sciences but i find myself more and more interested with the composition of the soil and natural forces that would affect the wine. i think that will be a focus of my blog/website as i'm fine tuning it.

Reply by EMark, Dec 11, 2012.

Barri0s--I did not have anything to contribute to your quest until this weekend.  I visited Ancient Peaks Winery in the California Central Coast.  I'd noticed some cursory mention of  soils in their write up in some of the wine-touring literature that you can find in the hotel.  At the tasting room, the lady there said they have had some interesting tests of wines of single grape variety grown in different soils.  Here is a link to a brief soils overview at their web site.  I am sure that if you contacted them you could get more detailed information.

Here is a picture, that I downloaded from their web site of a fossilized oyster that was unearthed when they were planting their vineyards.  They have several very cool oyster fossils in their tasting room.

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