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May 21, 2013 | 3:10 PM


The Wine Blog Awards honor the best in independent wine publishing. They are a means not only of identifying the year’s best wine writing and publishing but they also serve to encourage the continued growth of the citizen wine writer and the publishing of useful, entertaining and educational wine commentary

 

Tom Wark of Wark Communications reports:

The Wine Blog Awards Committee announced the finalists of the 7th Annual Wine Blog Awards yesterday. Thirty different wine blogs were named as finalists in nine categories. Awards will be presented at the 2013 Wine Bloggers Conference in Penticton, British Columbia on June 8. 

The finalists in the nine Wine Blog Award categories include:

BEST BLOG POST OF THE YEAR
• W. Blake Gray’s “Darth Vader is My Lover: Revelations about Brettanomyces”
• Lilyelaine Wakawaka’s “Escaping Convention: Calibrating to Stark Conditions, a Conversation with Greg Brewer”
• Katie Kelly Bell’s “Adventures in Taste”
• Ron Washam’s “Blind Book Review–‘How to Love Wine’”
• Alfonso Cevalo’s “Rape of the Veneto”
• Ron Washam’s “The Death of Wine Critics”

BEST ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEO ON A WINE BLOG
• The Journey of Jordan
• 4488: Ridge Wine
• Stay Rad
• What’s in the Bottle
• Chasing the Vine

BEST INDUSTRY/BUSINESS WINE BLOG:
• The Gray Report
• The Wine Curmudgeon
• The Academic Wino
• Hosemaster of Wine
• Fermentation: The Daily Wine Blog

BEST WINE REVIEWS ON A WINE BLOG:
• RJ On Wine
• Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews
• Wine Mizer
• Bigger Than Your Head
• Wines of Croatia

BEST SINGLE SUBJECT WINE BLOG:
• On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog
• Washington Wine Report
• New York Cork Report
• Mad About Madeira
• On The Wine Trail in Italy
• Stuart Pigott’s Planet Wine

BEST WINERY BLOG:
• 4488: A Ridge Blog
• The Journey of Jordan
• Been Doon So Long
• Tablas Creek
• Half Full: The J Blog

Best Writing On a Wine Blog:
• Hosemaster of Wine
• Maker’s Table
• Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews
• Jameson Fink
• The Drunken Cyclist

BEST NEW WINE BLOG:
• Chasing the Vine
• What’s in the Bottle
• Unscrewed

BEST OVERALL WINE BLOG:
• Hosemaster of Wine
• 1 Wine Dude
• The Terroirist
• The UK Wine Show
• Steve Heimoff

The public is welcome to vote for their favorite blogs among the finalists in nine categories until May 24th. Just look for the red Vote button and cast yours at: http://www.wineblogawards.org.

Links to all the finalists as well as access to the voting system can be accessed at: http://www.wineblogawards.org. The Wine Blog Awards are administered by Joel Vincent in collaboration with the Wine Bloggers Conference.

The Wine Blog Awards honor the best in independent wine publishing. They are a means not only of identifying the year’s best wine writing and publishing but the also serve to encourage the continued growth of the citizen wine writer and the publishing of useful, entertaining and educational wine commentary.

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