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Humbly Asking for Your Vote

2008Awards-finalist.jpgThe finalists for the 2008 edition of the American Wine Blog Awards have been announced today, and I'm pleased to announce that Vinography is up for two awards: Best Writing and Best Overall Wine Blog. I've been publishing this blog for a bit more than 4 years now, and one of the most satisfying aspects of this (second) job of mine continues to be the support that I receive from readers like you. That support manifests in many ways: the comments you leave on the site, the fact that you even bothering to come back here to read every day, and your (particularly touching) willingness to nominate Vinography for such awards.

This is the second year of the American Wine Blog Awards, which were developed by Tom Wark, author of the blog Fermentation, to honor the best of the rapidly expanding field of more than 600 wine blogs that have sprung up since 2004. I encourage you to check out each of the finalists in every category, as they represent an incredible variety of voices and points-of-view on wine. These twenty or so unique blogs number about the same as the major wine magazines published in the English language and have dramatically increased the quantity, quality, and diversity of writing available to wine lovers of all stripes.

And while you're visiting the awards and checking out all these blogs, I'd like to ask for you to take a couple minutes and cast your vote. I'd certainly appreciate your support and I know all the other finalists would as well. Votes will be accepted through Friday, March 28th.

Finally, on behalf of all the finalists, if you have the opportunity to spread the word about these awards (or better yet, write about them on your own blog) we would certainly appreciate it.

Vote for Vinography in the 2008 American Wine Blog Awards

Comments (13)

the capt. wrote:
03.21.08 at 3:02 PM

You've got my vote. Of course, this is also the only wine blog I ever read, so it's definitely the best I've seen...keep up the great work!

John Bubala wrote:
03.21.08 at 8:12 PM


whenever the sales reps were dumping the wines that had unreachable sales numbers, to wade through the b.s., I always took a few cases for the church and read your blog to come back to reality and focus on the wines that meant something to me and to share with my customers. Thanks and please keep writing.

Brenda wrote:
03.22.08 at 12:59 PM

Hey Congratulations! Of course you've got my vote.

Vino Girl wrote:
03.22.08 at 12:59 PM

Done. Best of luck Alder. You should take it!

Dean Tudor wrote:
03.22.08 at 4:04 PM

My vote too -- BTW, how many times can I vote? I've got three different computers, plus I have friends...

Alder wrote:
03.22.08 at 4:18 PM


I think they've got pretty solid controls against ballot box stuffing, but I appreciate the enthusiasm !

Diana Bao wrote:
03.23.08 at 10:02 AM

Absolutely - you got it!!

Dale Cruse wrote:
03.23.08 at 11:41 AM

From one nominee (Best Graphics) to another, I wish you good luck!

Rajiv wrote:
03.23.08 at 3:10 PM

Voted for you! Your blog is a great source of info, and an inspiration to write about wine myself.

Val wrote:
03.23.08 at 4:44 PM

You have my vote. I read your blog every week.

Jean-Louis wrote:
03.23.08 at 5:48 PM

Yes! I voted right! Good luck!

nowino wrote:
03.24.08 at 10:25 AM

To quote the Captain: "You've got my vote. Of course, this is also the only wine blog I ever read, so it's definitely the best I've seen...keep up the great work! "

Mindmuse wrote:
03.24.08 at 12:15 PM

You have my vote - You've earned it (again)!

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