I woke up this morning to the distinct honor of being made aware (Thanks Bob!) that I had been nominated for an award in the “Best Reviews” category. I find it all quite humbling considering the company of those whose names I am appearing besides on the ballot. Almost makes me want to break out my Wayne’s World we’re not worthy chant!
OK, let me take a step back. What exactly are these Wine Blog Awards you may be asking yourself. They were started by Tom Wark and hosted on his blog Fermention in 2007. They quickly grew in prestige with a list of past winners including the who’s who of the wine blogging world. Last year Tom handed the reins over and they are now administered by the Wine Bloggers Conference and awarded each year at their annual event.
First off, a big thank you to all of you for reading, commenting and participating. I would have given up this pursuit many moons ago if I were still writing for myself. It is your support and encouragement that keep this blog healthy & thriving. And while the nomination is more than enough recognition in and of itself I can’t help but want to win. That said the competition is certainly stiff and includes 2008 winner Good Wine Under $20 (a blog I “grew up” reading) as well as 2009 awardee Bigger Than Your Head along with the well written Enobytes and Spittoon. So do me a favor head and head on over to vote for Jason’s Wine Blog. I’ll certainly appreciate you showing your support. Tell a few friends too, I’m going to need all the help I can get!