Starting My Wine Blog

What’s up y’all?  Thank you for stopping by Viola Wines.

This is my second attempt at building a wine website.  My first one was back in 2009 and I think that was a Blogspot website.

I had no idea what I was doing, but I knew wine and wanted to write about it, so I did.

Now I am back.  This is more of a fun side project for me, so expect things to be built out slowly.

I love wine and have worked in the wine biz for a decade.

I’m just a normal guy and I take a normal guys view to everything from the worlds finest wines to cheap stuff in the grocery store.

It’s important to remember that the best winemakers in the world wear blue jeans.


  1. Hi there,
    I’m interested in having a wine blog as a business, just so I can write off some of my wine purchases and travel as an expense. What issues do you see?

    1. Hi Art,

      I don’t know anything about write offs or taxes, but if you have a wine blog, and it’s a legit business, even if it’s a small one, then seems to me wine purchases and to a lesser degree travel are normal expenses. I don’t know anything about taxes or accounting, so take this with many grains of salt.

      Good luck!

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