Our friend Mark over at Must Love Wine has added wine discussion forums to his site, and they are off to a good start. Most wine forums are dominated by folks who seem more eager to show off the 98 point wine they scored than to help a novice wine drinker or have actual conversations. So far that pitfall is being avoided at Must Love Wine.
The forums just launched a couple of days ago, but there are already quite a few topics to choose from. If you are looking for some friendly folks to discuss wine and food with, these new discussion areas might be just the ticket. I can tell that I am going to be spending too much time posting there already.
For what it is worth, I am not affiliated with Must Love Wine in any way, and I get no renumeration for talking about them. I just like the site.