Aug 03, 2012

Beverage Blogs: Bottoms Up!

This week my focus is on beverage blogs. Like most of you, I drink beverages every single day. They are LITERALLY necessary to my existence, or at least water is. But, they’re also delicious, invigorating and complex.  What’s more, beverages are big business.  After all, people are always going to need something to drink. Whether it’s a craft beer or a Colombian coffee, thirsts will probably never be fully quenched. So with that in mind, let’s grab some cups, pour a drink of our choice, and enjoy this brief roundup of some of the best beverage blogs I’ve seen lately.

Alcademics is more than likely the best liquor blog out there. Put another way, it’s top shelf. Camper English is an authority on the subject and every post showcases his unique perspective and unmatched knowledge. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories around liquor or spirits. Stories around specific cocktails will work, but so too will pieces about the liquor industry as a whole. Check out the full review here.

Dr. Vino is actually a doctor. He has a Ph. D. He’s also an expert on wine. He’s written a couple of books on the subject, not to mention a LOT of blog posts. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for anything to do with wine and the industry surrounding it. Stories that also have to do with international affairs and economics might work here, too. Check out the full review here.

Blog About Beer is just what it sounds like. What you might not be able to glean from the name is the excitement, enthusiasm and all around love for all things hops, barley, water and wheat that this blog exudes. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories about craft beers. Any product that helps individuals brew their own beers at home might also work. Check out the full review here.

Dear Coffee, I Love You is a blog dedicated to the popular caffeinated beverage, yes. But, it’s a lot more than that. It’s also a blog about the products that accompany cups of joe. It’s also about the distance people will travel to sample great coffee. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories that intersect coffee with either travel, design or humor. Check out the full review here.

BevReview.com is a blog dedicated to the beverage industry. If there’s a new flavor, a new brand or even a new ingredient, you’ll read about it here. But the site is by no means flat. This blog also has a sense of humor, as well as a sense of the industry’s historical context.  If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories that deal with non-alcoholic beverages. Stories about individual products will work. But, so will stories about the larger market in general. Check out the full review here.

That’s all for now. In the meantime, if there’s a blog I should be reviewing, drop me a line or a note in the comments, and I’ll take a look. Until next time…

Author Tom Hynes is PR Newswire’s manager of blogger relations. And as you may have guessed, he has a twitter30 account.

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