Site Overlay Had 235,000+ Unique Readers in 2013 Screenshot 12-31-2013According to an AWStats run on December 31, 2013, had more than 235,000 unique visitors in 2013, and nearly 355,000 page views. This readership is higher than the previous two years.

The year’s monthly unique visitors showed highest traffic (per normal) during the November-March period, when distilled spirits consumption tends to be highest:

January: 24,581
February:  20,304
March: 21,342
April: 18,735
May: 20,168
June: 19,600
July: 18,161
August: 19,635
September: 15,065
October: 14,733
November: 19,416
December: 23,892 does no advertising; AWStats indicates that readers continue to find overwhelming through search engines and keyword search. Most site visitors came from the United States, with Great Britain’s websurfers a distant second. The three most heavily trafficked posts were:

1. The Major Types of Italian Wines (34,300 views)

2. George Dickel No. 12 and Jack Daniels Old No. 7 (10,367)

3. Labrot & Graham Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (10,021 views) in 1998 by Kevin R. Kosar. He is the author of Whiskey: A Global History(London: Reaktion, 2010), and a contributor to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2004). Kosar has served as a judge at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, co-hosted “Vodka Festival” in New York City’s Grand Central Station, and won an Academy of Wine Communications’ wine writer award.