We’ve been writing about local wines since 2008 and over those years we have observed the value of an engaged, motivated and winery supported blogging community for the local wine industry. One needs look no further than the Virginia wine community of bloggers to get an idea about how our Midwest wine industry could benefit. Here are just a few of the Virginia wine boosters:
Drink what you like: http://drinkwhatyoulike.wordpress.com/
Swirl, Sip, Snark: http://swirlsipsnark.com/?tag=virginia-wine-blog
VA Wine Dogs: http://vawinedogs.blogspot.com/
Virginia Pour House: http://virginiapourhouse.com/
Virginia Wine Time: http://www.virginiawinetime.com/
As of January, 2014 Virginia had 223 wineries (source: Wines & Vines) and the 2012 Economic Impact the wine industry had on their state was about $775 million dollars. Currently the state of Virginia is number #5 for number of wineries. That’s a big deal and a lot of that is in rural communities.
The Midwest wine region certainly can support an enthusiastic array of wine writers, photographers and boosters to help show the world that our wines are worthy of attention!
WINE WRITERS UNITE! We encourage writers, lovers of local wines, photographers to start a wine blog, populate it regularly with content, and share it with us and your friends. Together we can make a huge difference for our state/region, the industry and to good wine drinking.
Help us find other Midwest wine bloggers and writers by dropping a note here or on our Two Wine Brothers Facebook page.