Go green! More and more print media are going digital to complement their paper edition but it is rare to see a 100% digital wine magazine. That’s why the recent launching of The Palate Press by David Honig is a most welcome move.
David is no newbie in the wine business. He initiated the now famous 89 Project to promote those unfortunate wines rated below the lethal 90 points limit established by some prominent critic or magazine. By doing so he allowed us to drink nice wines at very nice prices.
Some very good wine writers joined the team: Rick Bakas, Andrew Barrow, Amy Corron Powers, Catie McIntyre Walker, Gabriella Opaz and many others (sorry for those whose names are not mentioned: they’re as talented!). Some of those people know very well the digital world and wine writing for such a format.
The various sections have funny names, like “Hot Potato” – where some controversial or unusual topics are debated (Brett in Whites?) or “Soap Box” with some “slippery” subjects like the role of wine critics! There are more in-depth article. I read a great history of the Walla Walla region, not to be called the “next Napa”, where the next American Wine Bloggers Conference will take place!
You guessed by now I enjoyed the tone of The Palate Press, its format and the various topics. There is a little of everything for everybody whether you are a wine professional, a wine consumer or just an avid reader about wine and its wide world. Enjoy as much as I did!