A few weeks ago, I wrote an article called “Looking for the Best Wine Blogs.” I said that I was looking forward to exploring many of the blogs in the not too distant future. Well, today, I decided to head south and explore The Wine Wankers blog. OMG, was I in for a treat. In my blog today, I will share with you some of the WINEderousness of this five-year-old blog. I hope you enjoy it, and I hope you start reading their blog.
It All Starts with Australia
The very first word of their About page is G’day. The two people who write this blog, Conrad and Drew, are Australian. I don’t know if you agree with me, but I find Australians incredibly charming and funny, and their website definitely fits the bill.
Humor Is at the Heart of The Wine Wankers Blog
These guys bring a lot of humor to the table. They say that they aren’t into “churning out mind numbing descriptions of wine.” What a relief. Even the name of their blog is humorous or, as they call it, ironic. They say that in Urban Dictionary, wine wanker is “somebody who drinks wine pretentiously in the company of others to show off their knowledge and try to make other people feel inferior.” They think of themselves as the “anti wine wanker brigade, aiming to make wine more accessible.” They talk about “wine without the wankery” and “having a no bullshit passion for wine.” You gotta love that.
Lots of Fun Articles
They cover a lot of fun topics, including how to drink wine while flying in economy class and blowing up a balloon inside a bottle of wine. They also introduce us to some really cool products, like a wine glass that holds 25 bottles of wine and a wine drinking chair. They also have a photo competition where they feature some really cute pet photos.
Some Good Learnings Too
In spite of the heavy focus on fun and humor, there are plenty of juicy bites too. For example, one of their tips in an article about ordering wine at a restaurant is to start with an aperitif. They said that a dry pre-dinner drink serves the purpose of cleansing your palate and preparing it for the wonderful meal that awaits. They recommend a glass of Champagne, a dry white wine, a dry Fino Sherry, a dry vodka or a gin Martini. Sign me up!
I hope I’ve inspired you to check out The Wine Wankers blog.
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