VinographyAlder Yarrow, the founder of, the wine blog that all other wine blogs are measured against has announced that Steve Edmunds, proprietor of Edmunds St. John winery in Berkeley, CA will be joining the blog as a regular contributor.

Edmunds is an accomlished author and writer in addition to his winemaking talents and I know I look forward to reading his contributions. Alder is very tough on wine writers and for him to say about Edmunds:

"The first time I read Steve’s writing on wine, I knew I had met a
kindred spirit. He writes
with a passion and a clarity that is so rare in the wine world. Even if you know
nothing about wine, reading Steve’s work brings you close to the magic and the
mystery that motivate winemakers and wine drinkers alike.”

High praise indeed. And, I learned of this via a press release straight from Alder…a trend I hope other wine and food bloggers take note of.

I know I noticed.