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Wednesday’s Meritage: Malbec Day, How to Serve Wine, Making Money with Your Blog, and more

Meritage Time!

Welcome to the used-to-be-regular-and-now-extremely-occasional meritage issue, where I share with you different wine related news bits and pieces which I recently came across over the internet.

Let me start from a bit of SSP: here is the link to my own (ahh, unthinkable!) April 1st post, where I managed to convince a few people about some interesting [non-]happenings in the ever amazing world of wine – please scroll through the comments section, you will see what I mean.

I’m sure that when it comes to serving wine, most of you are confident in your abilities to do it easily and properly. Or, are you? For instance, when opening the bottle of sparkling wine, what do you twist – the cork or the bottle? Or – why, when and how do you decant the wine? All of these and many other wine serving questions are answered very well in this “Serving Wine – The Ultimate Guide for Wine Enthusiasts“.

I honestly have to admit – I like to teach people. No, not in the annoying way of providing the advice nobody asked for – but in the situation when I have genuine knowledge to share and the recipient actually stand to learn something. My main problem comes from the fact that more often than not, I have to convince people to “Do as I say, not as I do!” – not that good, huh? Case in point – the advice on how to make money with your blog. Dedicated page in my blog contains a number of references to the posts which actually teach you how one can make money with the blog – and I didn’t even try to follow any of that advice. To top it off, I’m going to add there two new links I came across recently, on the same subject of blogging and money. First, here is the link to the site which gives you practical advice and examples of blogs which are making money. And then here you can find a detailed analysis  of 23 top bloggers making money from their blogs – just as a reference, note that combined monthly income of those 23 profiled bloggers exceeds $900K. I will add these two references to my blogging tips page for future references.

Last but not least for today – Malbec Day is coming! Malbec’s popularity dramatically increased over the past 4-5 years, with soft and supple wines appealing to wide range of wine drinkers. We are going to celebrate International Malbec Day on Sunday, April 17th – find your favorite bottle of Malbec and get ready for the festivities. Along the same lines, I would like to share with you the Wine Lover’s Calendar for 2016, which contains references to all the grape holidays and “wine months” – want to make sure that you will not miss out on any of these very important opportunities to drink more wine holidays.

And we are done here. The glass is empty – but refill is on the way! Well, it will arrive at some point, I promise. Cheers!

 

  1. April 6, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Love that guide, I learned things I didn’t know. I never know the proper temperature to serve wine and I didn’t know that I should twist the bottle not the cork on sparkling wine, Great info Anatoli, thank you.

    • talkavino
      April 6, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      Glad to be of help, Suzanne!

  2. April 7, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Well, most (all?) of the examples that you provide are not wine bloggers…I would argue that it is next to impossible to monitize a wine blog because there are so many of us willing to do it for free! There is one “pro” that I know fairly well and he works like a dog to make, well, not very much. I would rather remain passionate and write what and when I want for free than feel obligated to write what I don’t want to write.

    • talkavino
      April 18, 2016 at 10:35 am

      I don’t imply here that wine blogger can live of a blog alone. But if it is possible to get some supplemental income from your passion, I don’t think it is a bad thing….

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