A farewell (of sorts)

What a run.

When I launched Terroirist way back in the fall of 2010, wine blogging was having a moment — its moment — in the collective wine consciousness.

Alder Yarrow’s Vinography was a daily visit. Joe Roberts was making waves. Tyler Colman and Tom Wark were offering an endless stream of thoughtful commentary. Keith Levenberg rarely posted, but when he did, one couldn’t help but think that his essays belonged in the New Yorker. At the New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle, Eric Asimov and Jon Bonné were supplementing their must-read columns with must-read blog posts.

There were so many of us. Hundreds would attend the annual Wine Bloggers Conference and its European counterpart.

Many of those pioneers still write prolifically, but that moment has passed. Several of the best “bloggers” made careers out of it. But many more faded back to other endeavors, like their day jobs and raising their kids. Today, I’m officially joining the ranks of that latter group and bidding farewell to Terroirist.

This isn’t a goodbye to wine and drinks writing; I still enjoy drafting features when I can find the time. But it no longer makes sense to keep the lights on at Terroirist.

So thank you, dear reader, for all the support over the years. I know that many of you have started each and every day with Terroirist — and for your traffic (and emails), I’m forever grateful.

To Shelby, Isaac, and the other Terroirists — thank you for all your work over the years. I look forward to reading your work, wherever it is published. I’d be remiss if I didn’t take this opportunity to solicit offers for Terroirist. If you’re interested in the site or even just the domain, please let me know.


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