Christian G.E. Schiller with ...
Ernst Loosen in New York
Dan Duckhorn, Napa Valley, in Washington DC
Peter Gordon and Michael McGrath, The Providores and Tapa Room, in London
Jean Trimbach in Washington DC
Helmut Doennhoff, Weingut Doennhoff, in Mainz
Schiller Wine’s First Anniversary
Today, a year ago, on August 16, 2009, I started my wine blog Schiller Wine with a posting on Schillerwein, a specialty wine from Wuerttemberg, which is a (field) blend of red and white grapes.
In the course of one year, I have published 327 postings, i.e. 27 per month. Earlier this year, I stopped posting pointers or other lighter postings and are now aiming at 15 substantive postings per month.
My daily visitors, as measured by sitemeter, have increased to about 200 visitors per day.
In the US Wikio ranking of wine blogs, I am among the top 100. I am currently at place 89, down from 72 in July and 56 in June, behind Dr. Vino’s Wine Blog, Vinography, Fermentation: The Daily Wine Blog and Wine Library TV, the video blog of Gary Vaynerchuck, to name the top 4. My hits have increased considerably between June and now, but I have been sliding down the ranking at high speed. Why? I assume, while I have improved, others have improved even more. Looking ahead, my guess is that it is gonna be hard to maintain a place in the top 100 group for me with my limited means.
I started without pictures, but now all postings contain a series of photos. Some of those I like best are reprinted on this posting.
In terms of subjects covered, I have shifted to more substantive postings and more direct reporting from Germany. But as somebody who has spent his professional life as a global economist at the International Monetary Fund, I continue to cover the global wine scene.
Schillerwein - My Twitter Account
In parallel with Schiller Wine, I have started Schillerwein, a Twitter account. I am now at 230 followers. I try to keep the number of tweeters I follow below 40.
Facebook Fan Page: Drinking German Wine in America
Finally, a few months ago, I started a Facebook Fan Page “Drinking German Wine in America” where I post articles about German wine that might interest an audience drinking, selling or just following German wine in the US. I just exceeded the 100 fans number.
The link to Drinking German Wine in America is here.
More Christian G.E. Schiller with ...
Jean and Francoise Lancon, Domaine de la Solitude, Chateauneuf du Pape, in Washington DC
Sylvain Bzikot, Puligny-Montrachet, in McLean, Virginia
Sandrine and Joel Duffau, Entre Deux Mers, in Arlington, Virginia
Dominique Resses, Cahors, in Arlington, Virginia
James MacPhail, Sequana Vineyards, California, in Washington DC
Hendrik Thoma, Web 2.0 Sommelier and Wine Journalist, in Hamburg
Derek Vinnicombe and Karin Fischer, Weingut Dr. Fischer, in New York
Mirjam Schneider, Weingut Lothar Schneider und Tochter, in Mainz
Helena Becker, Weingut Friedrich Becker, in Frankfurt
John Gibson, Salexis Wines, Napa Valley, in McLean, Virginia
Pio Boffa, Pio Cesare, Piedmont, in Washington DC
Debby Brenner, Women of the Vines, in Washington DC
Ken Wright, Oregon, in McLean, Virginia
Patricia Green, Oregon, in Washington DC
James Bogaty, Veramar Vineyards, in Virginia
Myron Redford, Amity Vineyards, Oregon, in Washington DC
Istvan Kiss, Tokaji Kereskedohaz Zrt., Hungary, in Washington DC
Brian Talley, Talley Vineyards, Central Coast, California, in McLean, Virginia
Christian and Karine Lauverjat, Sancerre, in Washington DC
Michael K. Trujillo, Sequoia Grove, Napa Valley, in McLean, Virginia
Marcelo Victoria, Achaval Ferrer, Argentina, in Washington DC
Henri Lurton, Chateau Brane-Cantenac, in Washington DC
Tracy Brandt, Donkey and Goats Winery, Berkeley, in Arlington, Virginia
Domenico Cornacchia, Assagio, in McLean, Virginia
Serge Matthieu, La Cremerie, in Paris
Tim Johnston, Juveniles Wine Bar, in Paris
Billy Wagner, Rutz Weinbar, Berlin, in Hamburg
Dirk Wuertz, Weingut Wuertz, in Hamburg
Lilo Wanders in Hamburg
Lotte Pfeffer Mueller, Weingut Gebrueder Dr. Becker, in Ludwigshoehe
Johannes and Uta Thoerle, Weingut Thoerle, in Saulheim
Eva Vollmer, Weingut Vollmer, Gault and Millau Discovery of the Year 2010, in Mainz
Driss Zahidi, Evo Bistro, in McLean, Virginia
Dennis Cakebread, Cakebread Vineyards, Napa Valley, in McLean, Virginia
Rainer Karl Lingenfelder, Weingut Lingenfelder, in New York
Nathalie Mueller, Weingut Mueller, in New York
Dr. Martin Tesch, Weingut Tesch, in New York
Stefan Ress, Weingut Balthasar Ress, in Hattenheim
Hans Lang, Weingut Lang, in Hattenheim
Norbert Barth, Wein und Sektgut Barth, Hattenheim
Christian Haas, Schloss Schoenborn, in Hattenheim
Wine Queens and Princesses of the Rheingau in Hattenheim
Peter Winter and Alf Ewald, Weingut Georg Mueller Stiftung, in Hattenheim
Jan Culik, Vinograf Wine Bar, in Prague
Pia Orth-Rosenkranz, Weingut Rebenhof, in Hochheim
Verena Saxer, Weingut Saxer, in Nussbaumen, Switzerland
Manfred Aufricht, Weingut Aufricht, in Hagnau
Katharina Schiller, Manager, Venus Restaurant, Berkeley, in Frankfurt
Nenad Baretic, Feinschmecker's, in Frankfurt
John Abott, Abeja, Washington State, in Vienna, Virginia
Yquem Viehauser in Baden, Germany
Peter Querbach, Weingut Querbach, in Frankfurt
H.O.Spanier, Weingut Battenfeld Spanier, in Mainz
Daniel Wagner, Weingut Wagner Stempel, in Mainz
Philipp Wittmann, Weingut Wittmann, in Mainz
Tim Freohlich, Gault Millau Winemaker of the Year 2010, in Mainz
Heinz and Heinrich Baison, Weingut Baison, in Hochheim
Lori Corcoran, Corcoran Vineyards, in Waterford, Virginia
Franz Netz, Weingut Netzl, Carnuntrum, in Shirlington, Virginia
Pete Seghesio Junior, Seghesio Family Vineyards, Healdsburg, in Washington DC
Gunter Kuenstler, Weingut Franz Kuenstler, in Hochheim
Stuart Pigott, Wine Journalist, in Frankfurt
James Cahill, Soter Wines, Oregon, in Vienna, Virginia