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Ce blog est né de l'heureux hasard d'une rencontre, en 2010, au Salon des Vins de Loire d'Angers, autour d'un verre de rosé de Bourgueil - celui de Pierre Jacques Druet. Il y avait là cinq "plumitifs" du vin. Le rosé aidant, l'idée a germé de créer un espace commun.
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David Cobbold (Eccevino) est le plus français des journalistes anglais du vin, ou vice versa. Il a reçu en 2011 le Wine Blog Trophy pour  son blog, More than Just Wine.

Jim Budd, sujet de sa Gracieuse Majesté, est journaliste pour diverses revues britanniques. Amoureux des vins de Loire, il leur consacre un blog, Jim's Loire, primé en 2009 du Wine Blog Trophy.

Hervé Lalau est un journaliste français écrivant pour diverses revues et sites français, belges, suisses et canadiens. Son blog "Chroniques Vineuses" lui a valu le Wine Blog Trophy en 2010.

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11 mai 2010 2 11 /05 /mai /2010 00:15

 

There is no doubt that the ‘social media’ – blogs, facebook, twitter YouTube etc. – has opened up a plethora of new ways of communicating about wine. When anyone with a wireless connection can join in, the days of the omniscient wine critic are now surely numbered if not already over.

 

Naturally this time of change is exciting – just as it is exciting watching what is going on in British politics following our deadlocked election. (Difficult, incidentally, to concentrate on this post as the UK political landscape keeps changing!)


However, there are times when our excitement or infatuation with the new media leads to the medium becoming both the message and the medium. We put on blogging opportunities just because it can be done without asking to what purpose.

 Last September I was at The Boutique Wineries tasting in London. During the walk-round tasting there was a blogging broadcast of the Port harvest going on in the Douro that day. Very few of the tasters appeared to take much notice of the scenes on the screen showing workers picking grapes. Hardly surprising as the Douro harvest, fascinating though it might be, was not why people had come to the tasting. It had no relevance.

Ccfadinglights.jpgFading light@Cortes de Cima

Then in late October I was at the Cortes de Cima on the eve of the Second European Wine Bloggers Conference in Lisbon. It was thought a good idea to do a simultaneous tasting with the small group of us who were at Cima (nearest train station Cuba but this is another story) with other bloggers who had already arrived in the conference hotel in Lisbon.

 It was potentially a good idea to use a video but unfortunately no one had thought through how such a tasting would be meaningful. It had just been assumed that the medium without any tailored message would work by itself. Of course it didn’t as tasters hove in and out of view.

Whatever the medium there has to be a clear purpose, which is why I’m also somewhat skeptical about a new development at this year’s London International Wine Trade Fair – The Access Zone: 

"The Access Zone" @ The 2010 London Wine Fair
At the London International Wine Fair 2010 Catavino will with the help of WineConversation.com, the EWBC, and Wineblogger.info bring you "The Access Zone" a place to meet up, and talk about wine online.

Stay tuned for updates and exciting announcements about what we'll be doing, and how you can get involved! Anyone can stop by to learn or teach, just let us know!

 With 60+ meters to hang out at, there will be tastings, seminars, and plenty of interactive excitement for all of you to take part in. Free WIFI, powerpoints, and places to sit for all of you who want to blog, tweet, upload, or otherwise.

On top of this, we'll be making some big announcements this year, and you won't want to miss it!’

ExcelConstas.jpg

2009 Excel (exhibition centre) expands  by 60%

I’m only at the fair for one day this year and I’ll try to drop by but I’m not convinced that people come to the fair to blog and tweet (or twat perhaps). Don’t they go to taste wine and meet people whether they are winemakers or importers etc. 

In case all this makes me look anti social media this is far from the case – after all I do have two blogs and am a member of this fivesome! You can't, however, have the medium alone you have to have a worthwhile message.

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Luc Charlier 12/05/2010 08:28


I’m begging your Rabelais, as well as his glorious successor, for forgiveness, but I cannot resist writing up this faulty counterfeit (“pastiche”):

Heureux si Eudémis est parti en voyage,
Ou même le mildiou, ce tenace poison,
Quand tout est labouré, inule et séneçon,
On peut se reposer et goûter au Vintage!

Quand le boirai-je enfin, cet ultime breuvage
Quand fumerai-je aussi un p'tit joint de saison
Jusqu'à perdre un peu de cette pauvre raison,
Qui me rend presque Prince, sinon même davantage ?

Plus me plaît le spectacle de quelque mur vieux,
En cette rue de l'Eglise où je me sens heureux,
Plus que Dendre mûre me plaît ma pierre fine :

Plus mon Agly courtois, que la Seine à Pantin,
Plus ce coin du Verdouble qu'à l'Elysée ce gredin,
Et plus que le Marin de bonnes odeurs de cuisine!


Forgive me, Joachim. To make matters worse, I even included a dubbel pun (paronomasia for the learned one) on line N° 11. And, by the way, I know fairly well the River Seine is not visible in
Pantin, but Saint-Denis is not that far away (“licence poétique”, you call it).


Jim Budd 12/05/2010 00:49


Luc. It is a well known fact that Rabelais never suffered from headaches beause he made sure he took the correct dose of Chenin Blanc.


Luc Charlier 11/05/2010 19:19


Oh dear ! Thinking journalists !
Thinking itself gives me a headache, let alone other people thinking they have something to share with us about their own thinking. And my head keeps spinning. It gives me a really bad
headache.
You know what ... I think I like headaches.


Jim Budd 11/05/2010 12:17


That's why it should be called twatter...


Hervé 11/05/2010 09:43


Reading comments on social media about wine, one sometimes wonders if the people really tasted the wine they are commenting. Or even care about wine or just about existing, expressing
themselves...
Could it be that some tweeters tweet for tweeting's sake only?