I think I’ve always enjoyed wine. In my early wine drinking years I stuck to mostly white wines as I didn’t like the taste or tartness of many red wines. Obviously as I’ve matured my tastes have changed and I now enjoy a good red wine as much if not more than a nice bottle of white wine.
I don’t actually drink a lot of wine. Perhaps a bottle or two between my husband and I once a month at the very most. Now, that our taste for wine has expanded we enjoy trying new wines. The problem is finding out which wines are good ones to try and which ones to stay away from at all costs! Usually we take recommendations from friends, waiters/ waitresses or when we are in the liquor store we’ll sometimes ask the staff which wine might be nice with whatever dinner we are planning.
I haven’t taken to reading many wine sites. They are often dry and don’t give me a good feel for whether I’d truly enjoy the wine or not. Now, having just said that I believe I might have found website that has Wine Reviews that I can trust.
The author of Redneck Wine Review proclaims to just be an ordinary person who doesn’t have any particular training in the tasting of wine and doesn’t have a refined palate. The “About” page on the site states “This blog is a down-to-earth look at a traditionally snobbish hobby of wine tasting and wine rating.”
I actually believe this is just the type of site I’ve been looking for as far as wine reviews go. I mean, look at my past behavior? When I’ve wanted wine recommendations in the past I’ve asked the average Joe who just might have happened to have tried some wines that I haven’t yet had a chance to taste. This Wine Review Blog seems to me to be just like getting a recommendation from the type of people that I’ve always taken recommendations from in the past.
The site is laid out nicely. It’s very easy to navigate and it has a search form at the top if you want to find out if a particular wine or type of wine has been reviewed in the past. I always give thumbs up to any kind of site that makes it easy for their visitors to move around the site easily and find things that interest them.
I don’t have any major suggestions for the site other than to keep doing what they are doing. The blog has been around since 2005 but it seems that it’s really only been a fully active site in the last two months. If the site owner keeps doing what they’ve been doing in the last while I think this could turn into a very nice review blog.
When I saw the title – Redneck Wine Reviews I wasn’t sure if would be a joke site or a real wine review site, but it most definitely is a very good wine review site.
The posts on the site are not all wine reviews. Some are stories about visits to Wine Country and their experiences in the small towns, restaurants, hotels and motels that they’ve stayed in as well as brief discussions of the wines that they had with meals. There are also reviews of wine tasting and wine making areas such as the review that’s currently on the main page of California Wine Hikes.
The wine reviews are short and sweet. The review and description ranges from the type of wine cork, to the make and year of wine, what food it was served with when tasted, it’s aroma, taste and the authors overall opinion of the wine. Some reviews also contain information about how the author came to be trying and reviewing that wine as well.
I believe that, like any food or drink, the taste of wine is subjective. Wines I love you may dislike. The Redneck Wine Review only proclaims to be one persons opinion of the wines reviewed on the site.
If you enjoy wine I think this site is worth bookmarking and visiting every now and then in order to see if a wine has been reviewed that you might like to try.