Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hey Joe!

Joe Plonk (pictured above) recently purchased the dot-com web domains for the real names of TheWife and Squeak Plonk, partly as a joke and partly to make sure that nobody else uses them for purposes that might make us unhappy (such as RickRoll or as a “kissing” website). It made me wonder if there were other Joes out there in the wine world, and here are a few of my favorites:

- Wine By Joe, a web site for an Oregon winery that makes Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, owned and operated by Joe Dobbes.

- Joe the Winemaker, a wine blog from Joe Dobbes of Wine By Joe.

- Joes Wine, a wine and travel blog with a European slant.

- Average Joe Wine Reviews, an interactive web site that allows consumers to review wines (not dissimilar from our own Drink Plonk web site at and participate in topic-related groups. Slick web site with related iPhone application, and very cool logo and rating system that uses Double Yum Yum, Yum Yum, Yum, Drinkable and Yuck.

- Trader Joe’s Wine Compendium, an excellent wine blog by a guy named Brendan who seemingly reviews all the wines at his local Trader Joe’s. Great concept; well executed.

- Joe Blow Wine Cellars, a winery making Joe Blow Red and Joe Blow White wine.

- Joe Box Wine, a blog dedicated to politics, news, business, travel, etc.

- Joe Robert’s Page, a blog discussing wine and technology.

- Joe Dresser, a web site by a wine importer.

- Joe Corkscrew, a collection of wine related writings.

To my brethren “Joe”, I lift a glass in our honor.

Best, Joe Plonk

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