American Wine Blog Awards

Winecast, The Business Blog

by Tim Elliott on February 25, 2009

American Wine Blog AwardsIt’s funny how things work out sometimes. What started over 4 years back as one man’s hobby to post audio wine tasting notes has grown into one of the four, “Best Wine Business/Industry” blogs for this years American Wine Blog Awards.

I’m honored — and very surprised — to the in the company of some of my favorite wine blogs including Mike Duffy’s Winery Website Report, Steve Bachmann’s The Wine Collector and the folks at Inertia Beverage Group. A big ‘thanks’ goes out to Michael Wangbickler who nominated this blog and to the judges for selecting it as a finalist.

The timing is interesting since I’ve decided to focus my posts here on the podcast (which will return to regular weekly form shortly), wine reviews and random musings about wine and Web 2.0 (a.k.a. “Wine 2.0“). So this will be the first and only time I expect to be nominated in this category. But it doesn’t mean I will not continue to blog about wine business subjects. They will be posted over on my company blog.

So if you liked my business posts here last year, head on over to FERMENTATION to cast your vote. You have until March 4th.

Cheers!

Nominations Open for American Blog Awards

by Tim Elliott on February 3, 2009

American Wine Blog Awards 2009Over the weekend, Tom Wark of FERMENTATION opened up nominations for the 2009 American Wine Blog Awards. Don’t let the name fool you, these awards are open to any English language wine blog no matter where in the world it’s published.

Last evening I cast my nominations in the seven categories which include the new Best Industry/Business Wine Blog category. Tom has dropped the category of Best Video Blog/Podcast category this year, which is not too surprising given how few wine podcasts are being regularly produced these days.

I invite you to join me in casting your nominations for your favorite wine blogs by visiting FERMENTATION and posting your picks in the comments. From the first three days of nominations it looks like there will be a great field for the judges to choose the finalists. You have until midnight Pacific time February 8th to post.

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