In my travels last week I read Make magazine volume 9 and an idea occurred to me that might make some sense to explore. What if there was a Make for wine?
For those unfamiliar with Make, it’s a quarterly publication that chronicles all sorts of technology hacks, scientific experiments and crafts that use electronic parts as their basis. It’s sort of like a 21st Century update of what Popular Mechanics did in the 1960’s. For example this issue features how to make a guitar amp out of a box of Ritz crackers and $5 worth of parts, a bullwhip and how to make a video podcast.
Another data point came in my aggregator just yesterday with an impassioned plea for the wine blogosphere to be different from Ryan at Catavino. I agree and taken together have some ideas about the future of Winecast.
What if I transformed this blog into an online magazine with articles on wine regions, tasting notes, podcasts, home winemaking techniques and wine hacks? How about if an event calendar was added along with recipes and ways for readers to contribute content? I think it would be a lot like what Make is for their niche and something I’d like to do.
Now the project of figuring out how to deliver all this goodness begins… but I do have some ideas