Editor's note: We're pleased to present the thirtieth in our popular weekly series of PowerBlog Reviews of other weblogs...
This week we review the Oklahoma Wine News blog. It has one of the most interesting concepts for a blog that I've run across. That's why I like it so much.
The blog promotes the winemaking industry in northeastern Oklahoma, USA. The title says it all: "Oklahoma state wine industry news and vineyard events. Never miss another local wine tasting. Site includes online archive of winery newsletters, festival dates, recipes, trivia, grape growing info, etc."
This blog is run by the people at Nuyaka Creek Winery, a family-owned business. It's also a generations-old winery.
If you are looking for information about the business aspects of wineries, you've just discovered a gold mine of information. You'll find posts such as How a Winery Operates and Learn the PR Secrets of Successful Wineries.
There are even posts on the nuts and bolts of growing grapes such as Excellent Article on Whip Grafting.
Want to find out about legal developments affecting sales of wine in certain states and over the Internet? Yep, you'll find lots of posts here.
Maybe you are not interested in the business side, but just like wine. Well, there are links galore to all sorts of wine-related sites that I'll bet you never knew existed, such as Wine Television and wine and grape jewelry. You can even find wine blogs (such as here and here).
One of the best things about this site is the way it supports other wineries and businesses in Oklahoma. If you want to know about wine tastings, events, restaurants and places to visit in Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Wine News has it. The blog routinely plugs other wineries in Oklahoma, too.
The Power: The Power of the Oklahoma Wine News blog is in the creative way it supports local tourism and the wine industry as a whole, while at the same time promoting its own business. It's a creative concept that could be applied to just about any consumer-oriented small business.