No matter which ones I sign up for, there’s no getting ahead of Joel Vincent, that I can tell you for sure.
I become a member of any wine community page, and BINGO… Joel’s my friend. Just once, I’d like to join an online wine community, and find it before Joel does, but I don’t think I’ll live long enough to see that day. He’s got it going on…
There are also wine brands that have opened up wine communities for their fans (Charles Creek, Eagles Nest Winery, and Donati Family Vineyard, for instance).
Jose (my partner) just created one for the members of PS I Love You, so they’d all have a place to keep their latest news and reviews in one place. petitesirah.ning.com.
I’m now going to have to get the members of PSILY up to speed with what they can do, if and when they find the time. If they can’t, and it begins to be just the few of us who have signed up early, it will then have to be opened up to the world at large, and away that inclusive, cultist concept will go. I’m hoping that they’re up to the task of learning more about social media, though. Any of these new techno millennials will tell you that the early adopters of social media within the wine industry is right on target for how people adopt anything new. That would be very slowly.
I think this is where a new generation who’s just invented sliced bread learns that patience remains still a virtue, and now they’re in the “learning it firsthand” line.
The only guy I don’t have to get up to speed is El Jefe… He’s way ahead of the curve on this one, but he’s got a Silicon Valley background. The rest of my guys have come from other professions, with a great deal of them being trained farmers and winemakers, first and foremost… A most noble profession, those men and women of the earth.
So, below is my short list, and I’d like to have you help me make it longer, if I’m missing anything. I’m going to try to keep up with it, but can use all the help I can get.
I’m looking for communities where people share their love of wine in general, not a specific wine brand’s community. (Charles Creek, Eagles Nest, and Donati are all doing a great job of winery communities, by-the-way.)
If you know of any other wine community sites I’ve missed, would you please help me to build this list?… Most especially if Joel isn’t there yet, but I’m not going to hold my breath for that one!
* Bottle Notes
* Cruvee ~ Exclusive for its members
* Open Wine Consortium
* Petite Sirah
* Social Winecliq
* Taste and Share
* Vivi Vino
* Wine 2.0
* Wine Buddy
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