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In his BusinessWeek column <link> Robert Parker supplies the Wine Advocate vintage chart for 2000-2007. As he kindly says, “Print and take along the next time you buy wine”. Good idea.

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Robert Parker writing in BusinessWeek magazine selects “eight Oregon Pinots from the excellent 2006 vintage that are both affordable and delicious” <link>. One of the top wines is the Argyle WInery Pinot Reserve (above).

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I wouldn’t have thought this subject was worth a six page article essay. It is and it’s a good read. Here’s the link you need if you’re interested <link>.

This, however, is why I haven’t given up my day job.

“The market for fee-based wine advice is apt to remain a tiny one, and few people are going to be able to make any real money selling their opinions about Mosel Rieslings and Sonoma Pinot Noirs.”

“While the field of wine criticism has always had relatively low barriers to entry, the Web has stripped away even these minor roadblocks. Now, every wine amateur with a computer and Internet access can share his or her self-declared expertise with the world.”

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Just cos I could I decided to run a third experiment using RSS – it’s simply brilliant (RSS that is). I set out to see how much wine-related information I could aggregate from around t’Internet.

I got the idea from del.icio.us (which I think is fabulous). You see I have a “wine” subscription on del.icio.us which sends me all the links that people tag with “wine”. So I took an RSS feed and put it into wordpress. Then I went off into the wine world to see what feeds I could find. Heaps or should that be vats.

  • eRobert Parker wine of the day
  • Wine Spectator – Headlines, Daily Picks, Blog Posts
  • Decanter News
  • Berry Bros & Rudd Fine Wine Blog
  • Cork’d’s most popular

I also got a feed out of Flickr of all the photos tagged “wine”.

Separately I have Google alerts for wine. I don’t think they offer RSS. I’ll check. Maybe I’ll use them as a link blog in the body of the page along with my own thoughts on wine (currently on The Displaced Kiwi) . Watch this space.

I suspect I have just created another Internet backwater. But as before I’m having fun. If wordpress would let me have more that nine RSS feeds I’d fill it up; there is heaps of content just waiting to be aggregated. (I’m becoming Newsgator)

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