The finalists for the 2009 edition of the American Wine Blog Awards have been announced, and I'm pleased to report that Vinography is up for three awards: Best Writing, Best Wine Reviews, and Best Overall Wine Blog.
I've been publishing this blog for more than 5 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 bother to come back here to read every day, and your (very sweet) willingness to nominate Vinography for such awards.
This is the third 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 literally thousands of wine blogs that have sprung up since I started typing away in 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 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. The voting will end on March 4th, at 11:59 PM.
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. The recognition associated with these awards is, for many, one of the few forms of recompense that ever come our way.
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