Wine Industry Blogs

Some blogs we like - mostly wine related but could be food or anything. To be here they must be regularly updated, a bit more interesting than just wine reviews and make us smile when we read them.  The latest addition will be at the top, then the others are alphabetical within Countries - NZ first.
Chard Farm (NZ)

Central Otago Vineyard planted in 1987 producing quality wines especially Pinot Noir and Riesling. 

Link: www.chardfarm.co.nz/blog/date/2015/05


Grasshopper Rock (NZ)

South Island Pinot Noir producer - the most awarded winery from the sub region of Alexandra.

Link: www.grasshopperrock.co.nz/blog/


Lauraine Jacobs (NZ)

Food and wine writer, freelance consultant and author of eight cookbooks and working on three more.

Link: www.laurainejacobs.co.nz/blog


NZ Wine Directory (NZ)

On their blog John and Glenys Bartlett post an occasional selection of news, views, tastings, events and other information about the New Zealand Wine Industry and online wine community.

Link: www.nzwinedirectory.co.nz/blog/


Raymond Chan (NZ)

Raymond also blogs as Winenoter (featured on this list as well and each blog is featured here in its own right). His blog comments on news, show results, books, opinions, tastings.....

Link: raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz/blog/general-blog


Saint Clair Family Estate (NZ)

Family owned Marlborough winery - one of New Zealand's most awarded.

Latest blog entry: From Classroom to Winery with Saint Clair Vintage 2017   Read More


Sip NZ Wine (NZ)

A New Zealand wine and lifestyle blog that celebrates, well … New Zealand wine – including wineries, makers and personalities, regions, events, bars and wine related news.

Link: www.sipnzwine.com/


The Real Review (NZ and Australia)

Get access to over 80,000 wine tastings, ratings and Wine 360s from Australia and New Zealand at HuonHooke.com and BobCampbell.nz.

An international wine judge, Bob judges wine professionally in ten countries and contributes regularly to publications around the world. His specialty is New Zealand wine.

Huon Hooke is a leading Australian wine expert, critic and show judge, best known for his weekly columns in Sydney Morning Herald Good Food, and is contributing editor, tasting panel member and columnist at Gourmet Traveller WINE.


Link: https://www.therealreview.com/ 


Two Paddocks (NZ)

Mostly written by proprietor, Sam Neill, this is one of the most amusing wine blogs around we (winejobsonline) think - and zillions agree!

Link: www.twopaddocks.com/news-2014.shtml


Vino - Joelle Thomson (NZ)

Wine writer, author, journalist, educator and Riesling fanatic... "fast music, slow living, good stuff always takes time..."

Link: www.joellethomson.com/about-joelle/


Winenoter (NZ)

A somewhat "irreverent" posting of personal wine thoughts of Raymond Chan, often featuring aged wines from his personal cellar. His Wine Reviews blog is also featured on this page, both earn their places here.

Link: winenoter.blogspot.co.nz/


Yvonne Lorkin (NZ)

Wine Editor: Dish Magazine, Wine Reviewer Radio NZ National Afternoons with Jim Mora + Classic Hits 89.5FM. Weekly Wine Columnist for 9 New Zealand newspapers, Show Judge, MC...

Latest blog entry: Wine and food matching 2016   Read More


Drinkster (Aus)

In 1981 Phillip became the founding editor of the Adelaide based ‘Winestate’ and is described by DBC Pierre “Sod the wine, I want to suck on the writing. This man is an instinctive writer, bloody rare to find one who actually pulls it off, as in still gets a meaning across with concision..." 

Link: drinkster.blogspot.com/


New Ruby Press (Aus)

A blog about wine, people, culture and place, but mainly about wine.  By Andrea Frost.

Link: www.newrubypress.com/


Oz Wine Review (Aus)

Andrew Graham's website (Australian Wine Review or ozwinereview for short) is dedicated to talking about everything vinous.

Link: www.ozwinereview.com/


Natalie McLean (Canada)

To fund her late-night vinous habits, Natalie holds down day jobs as a wine writer, speaker and judge.

Link: www.nataliemaclean.com/blog


Hosemaster of Wine - Ron Washam (USA)

At a tender age, Ron turned away from a career as a comedy writer to become a sommelier; after 19 years as a Sommelier in Los Angeles, twice named Sommelier of the Year by the Southern California Restaurant Writers' Association, Ron moved to Sonoma County to explore the other aspects of the wine business. 

Link: hosemasterofwine.blogspot.co.nz/


Terroirist (USA)

A daily wine blog from one of a few contributors headed by David White, US focus.

Latest blog entry: Daily Wine News: Truth in Labeling Act   Read More


Wine Spectator (USA)

Blog posts by James Laube, Harvey Steiman, Tim Fish, Thomas Matthews, James Molesworth, Bruce Sanderson.

Link: www.winespectator.com/blogs


Chasing the Vine - Lauren Mowery (USA)

Despite making it as a successful Manhattan lawyer, Lauren was unintentionally drawn into the fascinating world of wine.  She now writes freelance and has been nominated for Best New Wine Blog of the year and Best Photography on a Wine Blog by the American Wine Bloggers Association 2013.

Link: chasingthevine.com/ 


Dr Vino - Tyler Colman (USA)

One of the earliest wine bloggers; entertaining and enjoyable perspectives.

Latest blog entry: Behold the drip-free wine bottle!   Read More


The Gray Report - W Blake Gray (USA)

San Francisco based, Best Online Wine Columnist in the World; 2013 Roederer Award; written and edited for some of the leading food and wine publications in the US, and internationally - current Californian editor for Wine-Searcher.

Link: blog.wblakegray.com/2014/06/wine-blog-awards-2014-analysis-and.html


Vinography - Alder Yarrow (USA)

In late 2003, Alder Yarrow had become the guy that all his friends went to for advice. Thinking that there had to be a better way of answering his friends' repeated questions about what wines he liked, Alder typed the phrase "wine blog" into Google and got zero results; he founded Vinography and is widely accepted as the pioneer of wine blogging.

Link: www.vinography.com/


Wine Folly - Madeline Puckette (USA)

A culture site offering articles and videos that will connect you to the world of wine - chatty informative style, a nice little read about all things wine.

Link: winefolly.com/blog/


Jancis Robinson MW (UK)

Jancis Robinson ~ MW and OBE, has been writing about wine since 1975 and is responsible for some of the world's most respected books on wine.

Link: www.jancisrobinson.com


Rathfinny Estate (UK)

A new vineyard, planted March 2012 especially for sparkling wine production. Follow their progress through the highs and lows of their project.

Link: rathfinnyestate.com/blog/


Rebecca Gibb (UK)

A freelance drinks journalist based between the UK & NZ, Rebecca writes for a number of international publications and has recently passed her MW qualification.

Link: rebeccagibb.com/


Tim Atkin MW (UK)

Master of Wine, presenter, wine judge, critic and photojournalist, Tim won the Louis Roederer International Wine Website of the Year Award 2011.

Link: www.timatkin.com/articles?page=1


Wine Anorak - Jamie Goode (UK)

Jamie Goode is a London-based wine writer, book author and prolific blogger - currently wine columnist with UK national newspaper The Sunday Express, and publisher of wine anorak.com.

Link: www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/


MissinWine (France)

Passionate about wine for more than a decade; extensive wine marketing and wine branding experience. WSET Advanced certificate with distinction. Specialty - sparkling wines with a focus on Champagne and natural wines. Writes regularly for Wine Searcher and Decanter.



Link: www.missinwine.com/blog/


Social Vignerons (Julien Miquel)

The Social Vignerons website aims at serving wine, beer & spirits, bringing together its most-important people: those who make them, and those who drink them.

To learn more about the author, read Who’s Julien Miquel.


Latest blog entry: 2014 Laurent Miquel Cazal Viel Saint-Chinian Vieilles Vignes, Languedoc   Read More


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