April 11, 2009

New To The WinoBee Swarm

We owe it to you that our hive is continuing to grow! With a prominent Twitter following and a brand new Facebook page, it was only appropriate we up the ante on the content we're developing for the site. And how do you propose we do that? Well, with brand new topics and brand new writers, of course!

Check out the latest WinoBees who've joined our swarm, and follow them through a journey of wine critiquing, food and wine reccomendations, and the detailed scoop behind the winemaking process:

  • BEEHind the Vine: To borrow a line from Thomas Jefferson, our "T.J." thinks that “Good wine is a necessity of life." He's a sucker for an earthy Bordeaux and a California Zin, but falls in love with new varietals on what seems like a weekly basis. He's intrigued by the winemaking process, so his posts will introduce you to the men and women whose talents are on full display each time we uncork a bottle (or two). Feel free to email TJ at BEEhindthevine@gmail.com if you'd like to be considered for an interview, or if you have a great reccomendation on someone we should be chatting to.

  • BEELicious -- Stephanie just entered her 30's and loves to drink and eat in her spare time. Ahhh, don't we all?! We thought she'd be the perfect person to contribute to our pairings section because she loves to cook, entertain and has eaten at some of the most amazing restaurants in the US and Europe. Oh, did I mention she's also a Momma, so while she doesn't have a million hours to slave away in the kitchen with intricate recipes she has a great arsenal of pretty cost-effective and diverse cuisines, which fits our mantra to a "T"! Don't hesitiate to share with her your own thoughts or recipes at BEEliciousBuzz@gmail.com or on Twitter at @ItsBEElicious.

  • RatherBEEBuzzed -- critiquing is all subjective, we know, so for sake of this column we're keeping this WinoBee's identity anonymous. But don't fret because he's been drinking and collecting wine for the better part of a decade, and he what he enjoys most about wine is the thrill of the hunt. There is nothing more satisfying than finding that true 'diamond in the rough'... an inexpensive wine that tastes like an expensive one... a wine that you can afford to drink everyday, but tastes like one you'd reserve for special occasions. But what fun is it if he can't share his discoveries? So join him as he buzzes his way through the inexpensive wine world. For each wine he reviews, he'll include a little bit of winery trivia (so you can get to know the wine more intimatley), a tasting note on the wine, and a rating based on the following scale: "Outstanding, Very Good, Good, Average, Below Average".