One of the categories here is Beer & Wine. That’s not Beer versus Wine.
Jennifer Jordan would seem to disagree. She has written a stupid, and offensive to many, piece titled “Climbing the Liquor Ladder: Going from Beer to Wine.” What’s amazing is how many beer drinkers joined the conversation (which is what blogs are about).
Jay Brooks as done more than just comment – taking her to task in a lengthy blog post.
Is she a genuine wine snob, mean-spirited, or simply taking a lead from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columnist who grabbed all kind of attention (and many links) by taking a poke at beer snobs?
I hope this isn’t a trend. Want to generate a little traffic for your newspaper site, blog, whatever? Write something offensive about people who drink beer, see your list of comments grow near 100.
The curious part is that if her goal is to motivate beer drinkers to “move up to wine” or to somehow educate them about the pleasures of drinking wine (and there are many) then her column wasn’t worth much. On the other hand, because so many beer drinkers added solid suggestions her post ended up adding a little beer education to the blogosphere.
Good job, folks.
Think we should invite her to the first beer blogging day?