The 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.
A wine book like no other. Photographs, essays, and wine recommendations. Learn more.
Vinography Unboxed: Week of May 4, 2015 Vinography Images: A Shaggy Guardian Vinography Unboxed: Week of April 26, 2015 Vinography Images: Above the Coast 2015 Seven Percent Solution Tasting: May 6, San Francisco Imagining a Better Future for the Soils of Champagne A Brief Video Lesson in Champagne Disgorgement Vinography Images: The World of the Leaf Book Signing on May 9th, at Raymond Vineyards in Napa Doorman: Changing My Wine Delivery Life
Wine Will Never Smell the Same Again: Luca Turin and the Science of Scent Forlorn Hope: The Remarkable Wines of Matthew Rorick Debating Robert Parker At His Invitation Passopisciaro Winery, Etna, Sicily: Current Releases Should We Care What Winemakers Say? The Sweet Taste of Freedom: Austria's Ruster Ausbruch Wines 2009 Burgundy Vintage According to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Charles Banks: The New Man Behind Mayacamas Wine from the Caldera: The Incredible Viticulture of Santorini Why Community Tasting Notes Sites Will Fail Chateau Rayas and the 2012 Vintage of Chateauneuf-du-Pape A Life Indomitable: The Wines of Casal Santa Maria, Portugal Bay Area Bordeaux: Tasting Santa Cruz Mountain Cabernets Forgotten Jewels: Reviving Chile's Old Vine Carignane The First-Timer's Guide to Les Trois Glorieuses of Hospices de Beaune