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Tom Wark

Tom Wark

Unfiltered 9: The Return

by Tim Elliott on March 30, 2009

Winecast Unfiltered podcastJeff Lefevere and I are back with another edition of the Unfiltered podcast after nearly a year in hiatus. We are joined by Tina Caputo, the Editor-in-Chief of Vineyard & Winery Management magazine, Joel Vincent, Executive Director of the OpenWine Consortium and co-founder of VinTank, and Tom Wark from Wark Communications and FERMENTATION.

Show Notes:

00:26 – Welcome & Introductions
01:18 – Wine Bloggers Conference
07:31 – American Wine Blog Awards
15:55 – Social Media & Wine
23:27 – “Robert Parker’s Bitch” video
48:58 – Tina’s Blog, The Wine Broad’s Board
49:35 – Tom’s Blog, FERMENTATION
49:51 – Jeff’s Blog, Good Grape

Production note: My recording levels were not set correctly and attempts at adjusting this in post-production introduced a lot of noise. This has been corrected for the next episode. These things happen when you don’t podcast for several months 😉

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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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