By Kori ~ July 3rd, 2010.
This weekâ€™s Wine Word of the Week is wine writers.
Official definition from Jancis Robinsonâ€™s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Wine writers is an imprecise term that includes all those who communicate through the various media on the subject of wine. Some of them style themselves wine critics (notably the consumerist Robert Parker) while such literary stylists as Hugh Johnson and Gerald Asher are undoubtedly wine writers. One sort of commentator hardly ever writes at all but occupies regular slots on radio or television, often reaching a much wider audience than any author could hope to. And myriad wine websites have provided some wine writers with an international reputation far quicker than in usually possible with the printed word.
Laymanâ€™s terms from Kori:
Wine writers are people who write about wine, no matter whether their platform is a blog, a newspaper, a magazine, or a book.
Since I spent last weekend at the Wine Bloggers Conference, the subject of wine writing and wine writers has been at the forefront of my mind. So please forgive me if this weekâ€™s word seems a bit elementary.
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