The empties are in the recycling bin, the guests have been sent home, and the birthday party is over.
A few more thoughts about what you read and enjoyed – and didn’t enjoy – during the past 12 months.
• The best-read white wine review was the Rosemount Diamond Label sauvignon blanc, which was the 12th most popular post. I think this speaks to Rosemount’s popularity, as well as to how popular Australian wine is. It was a fine wine, but I did taste better.
• The most popular non-wine post was my homage to the Asus EEE 900 computer. Who knew wine people liked computers so much?
• My favorite post was A day in the life of a wine writer, which detailed my epic battle to survive a wine lunch, two tastings, and a wine class. You liked it too – it made the top 15.
• The Texas wineries series made the top 20. I’ll have one or two more up in the next couple of weeks. Several regional wine posts did quite well, including the Norton grape and Time magazine entries.
• Also in the top 20, and not surprising: Alternatives to bottles, like wine boxes, cans, and the like.
• You didn’t much care for sparkling wine, so I see I have my work cut out for me. The best-read bubbly review was Segua Viudas, which didn’t break the top 100.
• The Rosemount was the only white wine review in the top 25, though my riesling post did make it.
• And I’m very disappointed that you have all but rejected rose. Sigh. Go here. Read some reviews. Try some. It’s not all sweet, pink wine.
• The worst-read blog post? A review of an Italian white, Iname Soave. I think this may have more to do with when the post appeared – the week after New Year’s – than the quality of the wine.