Are you a journalist if you blog about wine? That’s the question that Gabriella Opaz poses. She’s member of the British Circle of Wine Writers, CWW (just like us at BKWine). The reason is that the chairman of the CWW, Julie Arkell, has said in a letter to Off License News (OLN, a UK trade paper) that the CWW do not accept memberships of bloggers, if blogging is their only published activity. Gabriella is a member of the CWW and writes only on Catavino.net, a blog, sort of. Perhaps somewhat of a storm in a tea cup – if you are a “communicator” with a certain level of professionalism then what does the medium matter?
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