Yesterday, I let hundreds of newspapers across the country know that I’m launching a free, twice monthly wine column on Tuesday. It will be written for the general reader, and all the columns will be housed at Wines.com, the fastest growing wine portal on the Internet.
Fewer and fewer newspapers can afford to employ a wine writer – and these days, most even struggle to pay freelancers. But consumers are still eager to learn about wine.
What are the best wines to open on Thanksgiving? How do you navigate a restaurant wine list? What are some good wine-themed Christmas gifts? Is wine reserved strictly for connoisseurs?
Twice each month, I’ll explore – and attempt to answer – questions like these. I’ll also offer guidance on food-and-wine pairing, advocate for wine consumers’ rights, and report general wine trends.
I’m hopeful it’ll be a hit – several dozen newspapers have already pledged to publish the column!
This is a shoestring effort, so if you’d like to see it in your local paper, please write to your paper’s editor and CC me (David – at – Terroirist.com). Editors can choose to run it whenever they’d like – whether it’s once in a blue moon or 26 times each year.