Reddit. Heard of it? If you're not a nerd, geek, dork, or otherwise addicted to the Intertubes there is a good chance you haven't. It's ok, though, there is salvation...in the form of The Oregon Wine Blog (and our favorite source for facts, Wikipedia).
In layman's terms, Reddit is a social news aggregation site, on which users can post links to content on the Internet. Other users may then vote the posted links up or down, causing them to become more or less prominent on the reddit home page. Owned by Conde Naste Digital, Reddit has a number of topical sections called "subreddits". For tech geeks, it's all open source. For the rest of us, it's a fabulous forum to learn such fun facts as "Iron Chef Secret Ingredients - A Complete List Of All The 'Secret Ingredients' Ever Used On Iron Chef" and other things that you've always wondered about.
OK, so why do we care? Let me cut to the chase. There is a wine related subreddit that currently has 438 listed readers. It hasn't been very active, so Rick and I started posting relevant links to try to spread TOWB spirit in a new forum. Well, within 5 minutes of posting each link, our POSTS WERE DELETED by the moderator. Whether they didn't fit his perspective of what should be on his subreddit, or, whether he was just awed that our journalistic ability out shined his, we'll never know. What I do know is that we don't like having our voice squelched or our links removed, so the goal immediately became forming our own, more active subreddit related to wine - a la The Oregon Wine Blog.
Enter the Wino Subreddit, proudly brought to you by the folks at The Oregon Wine Blog. Check it out. Post some links. Upvote your favorites. Add some comments. Help us make it more freakin' popular than the other one that rejected our philosophy on wine like our stomachs reject NightTrain. Vindictive, sure. We really believe this is a new outlet to get folks involved in the wine experience...with your help.