Text Size:-+

WBW#16 Has Been Announced: Buy The Label

Everyone's favorite virtual wine tasting party online, Wine Blogging Wednesday, is going strong in its 16th month. December's edition will be hosted by Derrick over at An Obsession With Food, and he has selected this month's theme, perhaps in keeping with the shopping that everyone is doing for the season. Wednesday December 7th, we will all be drinking wines that we have chosen simply because we like the label. That's right, Derrick is asking us all to tap into the deepest (shallowest) of our instinctive drives when it comes to wine: to judge a wine by its label.

Moreover, I would encourage you all to not only review the wine, like normal, but also to review the label. Let's get some graphic design criticism going here! If you need inspiration, Derrick correctly points out that there's a book on wine labels called Icon: The Art of The Wine Label, and last week I mentioned an entire art exhibit dedicated to wine labels.

I might just review a wine without a label.

Buy My Book!

small_final_covershot_dropshadow.jpg A wine book like no other. Photographs, essays, and wine recommendations. Learn more.

Follow Me On:

Twitter Facebook Pinterest Instagram Delectable Flipboard

Most Recent Entries

Vinography Images: Cold Snap Cincinnati Here I Come! Happy Thanksgiving from Vinography Vinography Unboxed: Week of November 23, 2014 Putting a Cork in Your Thanksgiving Wine Anxiety Plumbing the Depths of Portugal: A Tasting Journey Vinography Images: Rain at Last The Mysterious Art of Selling Direct Critical Consolidation in Wine What Has California Got Against Wineries?

Favorite Posts From the Archives

Masuizumi Junmai Daiginjo, Toyama Prefecture Wine.Com Gives Retailers (and Consumers) the Finger 1961 Hospices de Beaune Emile Chandesais, Burgundy Wine Over Time The Better Half of My Palate 1999 Királyudvar "Lapis" Tokaji Furmint, Hungary What's Allowed in Your Wine and Winemaking Why Community Tasting Notes Sites Will Fail Appreciating Wine in Context The Soul vs. The Market 1989 Fiorano Botte 48 Semillion,Italy

Archives by Month


Required Reading for Wine Lovers

The Oxford Companion to Wine by Jancis Robinson The Taste of Wine by Emile Peynaud Adventures on the Wine Route by Kermit Lynch Love By the Glass by Dorothy Gaiter & John Brecher Noble Rot by William Echikson The Science of Wine by Jamie Goode The Judgement of Paris by George Taber The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil The Botanist and the Vintner by Christy Campbell The Emperor of Wine by Elin McCoy The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson The World's Greatest Wine Estates by Robert M. Parker, Jr.