In anticipation of the upcoming 2012 Wine Bloggers’ Conference later this week the editors at Palate Press: The online wine magazine have gathered several different perspectives on wine bloggers. We are now publishing those of Steven Spurrier, a wine expert and author who has worked as a wine merchant and is known for having organized the Paris Tasting of 1976.
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Thankfully, the Pew Research Center has more important things to do than to figure out what the public thinks about wine writers. I fear that if they undertook the task, they would find that many people view wine writing with some degree of scorn.
Featured columnist, W. Blake Gray, discusses the disconnect between writers and the public, why consumers don't care about food and wine pairings, and winery economics amid 10 things he's learned in the wine business.