I do not really have a wine blog per se, but I do like to share wine and sparkling information with you. I feel I have other things to say and share. But, with wine, people are fanatics.
There is an estimated 1700 wine blogs worldwide in 2019. One of the original wine blogs—Alder Yarrow’s Vinography—began in 2004, and by 2009 there were over 700. Today, the vast majority are penned by so-called “citizen bloggers,” versus winery or press blogs. Of these citizen blogs, 60% are in English with the rest divided among other languages including Italian, French, Catalan, Portuguese, Czech, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, Hungarian, Norwegian, and Indonesian.
This is just great, invented by a wine lover with too much time on his or her hands.Rosé the Robot is an innovative robotic butler that offers a touchless experience when delivering wine to your room. The helpful robot can effortlessly glide onto elevators and find rooms, without human interference, while flashing a digital message, “I’m on a guest delivery.” So focused. Of course, the wine is part of the reason the robot butler is named Rosé — but it can also deliver snacks, extra towels, toiletries, and basically anything you might require during your stay.
And here is a good blog for champagne:
Sally Hillman’s love affair with champagne is longstanding as is her knowledge and enthusiasm for this intriguing and diverse French wine, in particular the lesser known, exclusive grower- producers.
Paired only with champagne our bespoke luncheon, dining or soirée experiences feature seasonal menus with exquisite dishes to showcase the individual nature of the selected champagnes. Sally Hillman takes guests on a journey through champagne which is memorable and fun for all.
Sally Hillman’s depth of knowledge was recognised in 2018 when she was chosen as a finalist in the prestigious Vin de Champagne Awards, organised by the Australian Bureau du Champagne (a representative of the Comité Champagne).
So, I took a champagne quiz (I scored 18 points) from the fine folks and “Bubble and Flute” to find out my true champagne style.
Here it is: Power and pinot noir make your day. Brave and bold… a red wine lover in disguise so you need a champagne that packs more of a punch. Your perfect match is Bollinger Special Cuvée – 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier. 8 to 9 g/l dosage, majority reserve wines and 100% aged on oak. Powerful champagnes which are higher in pinot noir or reserve wines or fermented on oak are your pick. And they are often well suited to colder nights and nearly always deserve food… you can drink these all the way through your main course and a cheese platter which is more than likely your kind of dessert.
I think this was a fairly accurate portrayal of my champagne (or sparkling wine preferences and habits). They also recommend three others that fit my profile: Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Piper Heidsieck Cuvee’ Brut, and Philipponnat Royale Reserve NV. I have tried the first two, but not the last one.
Sparkling wines photographed at the Roederer Estate’s tasting room in Philo , Calif., Friday, May 25, 2018.