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Last week Wine Intelligence, the self-proclaimed "leading research-led strategy consultancy serving the global wine industry," released the following:
Consumers wary of blogger recommendations, according to research
Independent bloggers are one of the least trusted wine information sources in the UK, USA and France, according to research published today, despite the growing importance of the Internet as a source of information about wine.
In a post yesterday on their own site they begin to backpedal:
Arguably we took the sensationalist approach...partly because we wanted to generate some debate (and sell some reports). - Bloggers Bite Back, WineIntelligence.com (Feb. 4, 2011)Wow, really? You mean we don't need to shut down our blogs and get a gig for peanuts where someone else can dictate what we write? Alder Yarrow, who blogs from San Francisco on Vinography.com hits the nail on the head posting, "Quite a clever tactic to publish a study finding about wine bloggers that would likely prompt a lot of them to write about it, no?"