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:
- 2007 Trentatre Rosso
- 2007 Rabbit Ridge Allure de Robles
- 2008 La Granja Tempranillo
- 2007 Chariot Gypsy
- 2008 Honey Moon Viognier
- 2008 Spiral Wines Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2007 Picket Fence Pinot Noir
- 2006 Chiusa Grande Tommolo Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo
- 2005 Epicuro Aglianico
- 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…
Next up: 2010: The Year in Wine…