New wine blog friends

I want to give a shout-out to some wine bloggers whom I’ve “met” in the last couple of days. Their friendliness in welcoming me to the wonderful world of wine blogging is a perfect example of the major force behind social media — community. We have conversations. We share common interests. We are a community. And what a group of fine people have I already come across in the wine blogging community.

Catie, the Wild Woman of Walla Walla and Tom at Fermentation were the first to welcome me. Last week, Catie invited me to my first Wine Blog Wednesday, which was perfect because the topic was Washington State Cabernets. Earlier this week, Tom wrote about Write for Wine and in the same post, he discussed a new survey by Wine Opinions. The survey reports “24% of consumers in the panel read wine blogs, about double the level which read the Wine Advocate or eRobertparker.com.” I loved Tom’s reaction: “I’m not even sure what this means. But I think it is important.

Speaking of Wine Blog Wednesday, WBW founder Lenn of LENNDEVOURS introduced the July 11 topic today. (You’ll have to go to LENNDEVOURS to find out!) Lenn also welcomed me to the wine blogging community in the last couple of days. Then there’s Ken over at Ken’s Wine Guide and Boston Wine Buzz. In a future post, I’m going to discuss his recommendations for Washington state wines.

Thanks everyone for the grand welcome!

Cheers!

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About Margot

Margot has been writing about wine since 1997 at KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon; ten years later, she created this blog. Write for Wine focuses on the fine wines of Washington state, with occasional posts about other northwest wine regions (Oregon and B.C.), California, ANZ and Bordeaux. A former national journalist in Canada, Margot has been a Washington wine enthusiast since moving to Seattle in 1999. Her motto: “It’s wine o’clock somewhere.”