I found out yesterday that Saveur has announced the finalists for its second annual Blog Awards, and Vinography is one of the nominees. The others are Alice Feiring, Blog About Beer, Good Wine Under $20, Washington Beer Blog and Wine Terroirs.
None of us makes a living tapping away in our respective little corners of the Internet, so, apart from the enthusiasm of our individual readers, such awards are among the few bits of official validation we receive for our efforts.
If you enjoy Vinography, I'd be pleased to receive your vote -- as would any of the other nominees you feel inclined to support. Unfortunately in order to vote you need to register with your e-mail address (presumably to ensure only one vote per person), but thankfully I believe the registration includes the option to opt out of further e-mails from Saveur.
The voting is open until May 12th and the winners will be announced on May 17th. Please be sure to check out the food blogs that are also up for awards, as the list contains some of the best out there.
Thanks so much for your support and your readership.
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