Yes, it's just like the Golden Globes and the Oscars. Too many awards too closely packed together. Just when you thought you had sorted out who you liked, there's a whole new list to choose from. Will all the awards eventually merge into one big one? Who knows.
Voting began yesterday for the first ever American Wine Blog Awards competition, and Vinography has graciously been nominated as a finalist in three categories: Best Wine Reviews, Best Wine Writing, and Best Overall Wine Blog. I'm really proud to be a finalist in these three categories. I've worked very hard to make Vinography a place that I would want to visit if I were just a consumer looking for an alternative approach to wine, and I'm really thrilled to be recognized for that.
So now is when I get to ask you for the favor of your vote again. Please do me the kindness of supporting me in these three categories. You can vote here.
And in case you need some inspiration for these three categories, I humbly submit a couple of pieces that I think represent the highlights of Vinography in these three areas (these links will open into new windows, which you'll probably have to stretch wider to read the content):
Vinography Unboxed: Week of March 10, 2013 Bilancia Wines, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand: Current Releases Vinography Images: Across the Valley Drinking Off the Grid Vinography Images: Behind the Gate Vinography Unboxed: Week of February 24, 2013 The Best of Napa's 2011 Cabernets: Tasting at Premiere Napa Valley Great Dirt is Not Sentimental: Ted Lemon on Terroir Vinography Images: Vineyard Bowl 11th Annual Pinot Noir Summit: March 16th, San Francisco
Masuizumi Junmai Daiginjo, Toyama Prefecture Wine.Com Gives Retailers (and Consumers) the Finger 1961 Hospices de Beaune Emile Chandesais, Burgundy Wine Over Time The Better Half of My Palate 1999 KirÃ¡lyudvar "Lapis" Tokaji Furmint, Hungary What's Allowed in Your Wine and Winemaking Why Community Tasting Notes Sites Will Fail Appreciating Wine in Context The Soul vs. The Market 1989 Fiorano Botte 48 Semillion,Italy