There’s an interesting article over at BusinessWeek about Wine 2.0 that features many of the sites linked on my right sidebar. In the year that I’ve blogged about Wine 2.0 I have often wondered who will break out and become the “Facebook of Wine.” Since wine is a social beverage, I reasoned, someone would create a site that would combine Web 2.0 with wine and create a social network around this concept.
But this has not happened. Today we have about a bunch of wine social networks all fighting for attention. The only ones that have built any critical mass are WineZap, Snooth and Cork’d/Wine Library TV. And it’s not clear if any one of these will break out of the pack and become the de facto Facebook of Wine. Right now I think that Facebook itself stands as much chance as any Wine 2.0 sites but it will be interesting to see how this plays out over the next few months. I expect to see consolidation in this space and one or two leaders emerge.