Trying to make sense of what happened on the blog over the past 12 months is like trying to understand the concept of gravity before Issac Newton. You know there’s a reason why things don’t fall up, but you’re damned if you know what it is.
Nothing happened between November 2012 and November 2013 that has ever happened in the blog’s six-year history. The current $10 Hall of Fame was not the most popular post. Old wine reviews, some from two and three years ago, were more popular than more recent posts. The top 10, usually a mix of Halls of Fame, posts like The six things you probably don’t know about wine, and a review or two, was dominated by Barefoot, Cupcake, the new $10 pinot noirs, and sweet red wine.
What this means — or at least my guess at what it means, since it is unprecedented — and the top 10 posts from the last year are after the jump: