Mark Aselstine
July 11, 2013 | Mark Aselstine

Chasing the Vine

Chasing the Vine

Every so often, we run into a new, engaging and interesting wine blog.  Since we know our readers and customers are often fascinated with all things wine and we’re typically limited by the whole running a small business thing, we like to share our finds in this space.

In this case, we present: Chasing the Vine.

Written by Lauren Mowery, reportedly a reformed (wording is my own) lawyer in New York City, there are a few things that we really enjoy about Chasing the Vine.  First, it’s fun to get some greater geographical perspective.  New York City is clearly one of the food and wine capitals of America and it’s location puts Lauren closer to Bordeaux and Burgundy than Chile, so there is a definite international (non South American division) focus of her blog.  We’ve greatly enjoyed her entries on cool climate Australian wine, as well as her stories on South Africa (a region we’re bullish on).

Additionally, as a wine start up we can appreciate her experience within the wine industry which includes a stint at Gilt Taste as well as her column over at the Village Voice (it’s a fun free newspaper originally published from Greenwich Village and in many ways the precursor for many of my favorite weekly’s here on the west coast including the San Diego Reader and more recently the East Bay Express).

Overall, it’s just a fun blog and one filled with interviews of people within the world of food and wine.  Hearing what winemakers have to say is always fun, but the chief’s and other people who help the sale of wine offer a different and important perspective as well. 

We hope you’ll check out Lauren’s work.


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