Frequent wine drinkers who have graduated from their local supermarket and are looking for something better are often at a loss for where to go. They want a good local shop that will take care of them and offer advice, new ideas, and good wine that won't break the bank.
This month for Wine Blogging Wednesday, the Internet's virtual wine tasting event, instead of reviewing wines, bloggers all over the world reviewed their favorite wine store. The host, Dr. Vino, has recently posted a roundup of all the different shop reviews and it's an interesting read. There might even be a shop in your area that was reviewed!
Unfortunately my schedule prevented me from participating in the event this month, so you'll have to wait for my reviews of local wine shops for a few more days until Edible San Francisco publishes an article that I wrote on this very topic. My hope was that I would get lucky with the publication date and that I could just point people to that article, but it didn't quite work out that way.
In the meantime, check out the roundup and see what the world of retail wine has to offer.
Introducing The Essence of Wine Book Forlorn Hope: The Remarkable Wines of Matthew Rorick Vinography Unboxed: Week of November 24, 2013 Vinography Images: Down the Row Pinot Days Southern California 2013: December 7, Los Angeles When Should You Not Be Allowed to Be Biodynamic? Vinography Unboxed: Week of November 17, 2013 Vinography Images: Below the Clouds Don't Ask a Dinosaur for Directions California's Current Wine Revolution
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 KirÃ¡lyudvar "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