“Enotourism – traveling in the pursuit of wine”
Whether it be spelled, Enoturismo, Enoturisme, or Œnotourisme, it is all about enjoying the wine of a region and the people that make it. We’re here to give you, the loyal reader, all the latest wine and food adventures from the authors who write for Vinologue as they set about the world, researching regions for their wines books. It’s not all jet setting though and we take time to include thoughtful analysis about current wine trends and news as well.
This site was launched as a subsection of Vinologue called, “The Crush” in January, 2011. Despite this launch date, there are archives from other, older sources that were incorporated as well. Over the next two years, the content grew considerably, beyond the scope of a simple publisher’s blog, and into a publication of its own.
In June, 2012 The Crush was broken off from the main Vinologue site and renamed, “Enotourist”. It was created with the intention to be a portal/blog for wine and enotourism and this format initially functioned well as the site continued to grow.
The name “Enotourist” wasn’t ideal for a blog that was becoming a proper news source for wine and added in to this, it also didn’t load well on mobile phones. In September of 2014 it was changed to “Wine on VI” and given a mobile-friendly theme. The “VI” in the name is of course the Roman numeral for 6 as in “wine on six continents” as well as play on vi meaning “wine” in Catalan as Catalan wines are a main regional focus of the site.
To mark its fifth anniversary in January, 2016, the site was completely overhauled to use a theme that works better on the mobile devices which is how most people read blogs and news these days. Other aspects were also reworked to make it more clean and elegant as well as served on a white background with more photos in each article. The scoring system was also overhauled.
In February, 2016, Wine on VI was a Finalist in the annual Millésima Blog Awards.