2010: The Year in Blogging

Happy (belated) New Year to all! Those that have been sharing my wine journey with me over the years know that around this time I like to take a moment to step back and reflect. Ponder the year that has passed and what I learned, look towards the future with fresh eyes and jump into the year with a renewed focus. I generally take the month of January to go through this exercise. Early memories of 2010 include last year’s A to Z post , some great tasting events, a Top 10 list that wouldn’t update itself and most importantly seeing the community continue to grow and thrive here.

And on that note, I want to thank all of you! It has been an incredibly fun year. According to my friends over at Google some 120,000+ of you stopped by last year to read ~380,000 pages . Despite a hiatus (or two) 98 new posts were published and an amazing 1,134 comments were generated! An extra special thanks to my commenter in chief; the invaluable Angela. Likewise to joshiemac, JB, Danny, Don, Andy Rathbone, JerrryK and each and everyone of you that took the time to participate this year. I appreciate the time you all take to make this such an enjoyable experience and look forward to continuing the conversation throughout 2011.

And finally… Yip! Still a a sucker for a Top 10 list so I thought I’d share how you all voted with your clicks. With that I present the “Reader’s Choice” Top 10 List of Wines for 2010:

  1. 2007 Trentatre Rosso
  2. 2007 Rabbit Ridge Allure de Robles
  3. 2008 La Granja Tempranillo
  4. 2007 Chariot Gypsy
  5. 2008 Honey Moon Viognier
  6. 2008 Spiral Wines Cabernet Sauvignon
  7. 2007 Picket Fence Pinot Noir
  8. 2006 Chiusa Grande Tommolo Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo
  9. 2005 Epicuro Aglianico
  10. 2008 Sebastopol Hills Pinot Noir

Have you had any memorable moments here on the site in 2010? Have any thoughts on what we can do different in 2011? If so do tell in the comments below…

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3 thoughts on “2010: The Year in Blogging

  1. @Jason: Thanks! Glad to have my efforts appreciated. It makes the difficult days at work more enjoyable. I look forward to doing more Tastings this year and finding y’all some awesome deals. Hopefully we can have both Morning & Night Crew try the same things so we our “Crew Choice” signs will again be prominent in the store.

    BTW, we just got 10 cases of the Tribrunial (sp?) Sonoma Red last night.
    There is a lot of buzz about this wine and I look forward to trying it soon.

  2. Tribunal is my wine of the year. The story behind it, is that three wineries were called upon to duplicate the taste of Orin Swift’s “The Prisoner”. Prisoner is a Napa Valley Blend is one of the best blends I’ve ever had (Usually a mid 90 points in wine spectator) which retails for 40 bucks… Anyway the Tribunal is the winner of the three wineries (thus the name “Tribunal”). One of the best buys if you have some is left at your store.

  3. @JB: Thanks for the info.
    It’s moving fairly quickly off the shelves and the Crew is stashing their bottles away. I’ll grab a few for myself today so I won’t miss out on the fun.

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