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Wikio Rankings – February

It’s all change in the Wikio rankings – not sure what’s going on!

1 Pencil & Spoon
2 Pete Brown’s Blog
3 Beer Reviews
4 Master Brewer at Adnams
5 Bibendum Wine
6 Zythophile
7 Drinking Outside The Box
8 Reluctant Scooper
9 Sour Grapes
10 The Wine Conversation
11 Spittoon
12 Tandleman’s Beer Blog
13 Are You Tasting the Pith?
14 Called to the bar
15 Raising the Bar
16 Rabid About Beer
17 Thornbridge Brewers’ Blog
18 The Good Stuff
19 The Pub Curmudgeon
20 Real Brewing at the Sharp End

Ranking made by Wikio

Congrats to Young Dredge for making the top spot.

Interesting to see some wine guys making a much stronger showing than they have over the last year or so – this can only be encouraging in terms of diversity etc.

I’m also really pleased to see brewers’ own blogs making an increasingly strong showing, with Adnams, Sharps and Thornbridge in there – not sure what’s happened to Brew Dog!

Off the back of hosting The Session, Reluctant Scooper shows a strong rise.  If you’ve never read him before, please take the chance to do so now.



Pete Brown

James, I've no idea! I will check – some people have long argued that as a brewer, your blog shouldn't be counted – but then we now have three other brewery blogs in there…


Here in the US, Wikio has repeatedly ignored my requests to move my blog from the wine to beer ranks. More amusing (or more perplexing) is that I am ranked 26th among wine bloggers, even though I rarely post about wine.

Chris King

Tandleman – aren't all bloggers trying to push something, and therefore advertising a worth or expertise to their readers?

Should Pete's blog be discounted as he is trying to sell books? Or Zak's as he writes about beer he sells?

When does a blog stop being an opinion and a mere case of whoring one's wares?


Chris – when it becomes specific to a brand probably. When the aim ios to sell you that brand rather than views about the beery world. Even if you said Pete and Zak are "brands" or selling themselves, they are dealing with beer over a broad spectrum.

There is of course that blurry point that I wrote about many moons ago about those who make their living from beer blogging about it, but as long as it is general enough I'm OK with it.

Written by an individual about an individual point of view I suppose.


I don't blog in the beer/wine category – but my wikio ranking jumps about from 1 to 62 to 45? I don't get it! According to my Google analytics – my hits are pretty regular!


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