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New Ratcast Video Posted

by Tim Elliott on October 9, 2006

Speaking of the Cellar Rat, he is back with a second video podcast covering his Pinot 2.0 project. Check it out below or at his site. I’m also diggin’ the tunes from The Corkdork.

Basic Juice Also CrushPadding

by Tim Elliott on October 9, 2006

Beau's spiffy graphic

Beau from Basic Juice has joined the Cellar Rat as a fellow CrushPad winemaker this vintage. The creatively named “Juice Crew” is also featured on the Crushnet site. If you are so inclined, join in on the fun!

Dr. Vino Speaks!

by Tim Elliott on October 7, 2006

Tyler, the good Dr. Vino, made a guest appearance on David Tamarkin’s “Get Saucy” podcast. It’s an excellent discussion about the notion of terroir, his PhD dissertation, appellations and what winemaker’s don’t talk about much. Definitely worth a listen and I’m looking forward to hearing more audio from the good Doctor. Check it out here.

My Top 10 Wine Blog Picks

by Tim Elliott on October 5, 2006

My first Top 10 Wine Blogs listLast night I complained about Jancis Robinson’s post on her website about wine blogs. Since I currently read 64 wine blogs — about 25 of those daily — I though I’d post my top 10 picks for those looking for a few suggestions like my favorite British wine writer. Picking 10 from so many good blogs was tough and I might switch out some of these from time to time. Instead of just posting a list of them like my fellow blogger Lenn, I thought I’d follow Andrew’s lead and put them in a snazzy Grazr aggregator on the right sidebar. If you don’t mind the tiny size, you can read the posts right there. Or you can pop the aggregator into another window and resize for more sensible reading. To do this, just click on the icon on the top right of the Grazr and pull the bottom right corner of the popped out page to make it larger. Click on each blog to see the posts and then to the post you want to read. Very handy. For advanced users wanting to subscribe with another aggregator, I have posted my OPML right below the Grazr. By the way, my picks are in no particular order with the exception of Vinography, which I think is the best wine blog out there and a continual inspiration for me.

So here are 10 wine blogs for Jancis to start with; let’s hope she posts again after truly experiencing the wine blogosphere.