The votes have been tallied, added to the jury’s vote (70% popular vote, 30% jury), and the results are now official. The winners for the 2009 American Wine Blog Awards have been announced.
Nice bunch of blogs in that list: Vinography (twice, and a winner for two yars in a row), Lenndevours, The Good Grape, The Wine Collector, Michel Schlumberger’s Benchland Blog, and Bigger Than Your Head, a blog I discovered as a finalist in the 2008 AWBA.
Congratulations to all, and happy blogging for many years to come.
While I’m at it, though, I’d like to suggest a short, semi-random list of other blogs I like, for various reasons. A very incomplete list, of course. There are just so many interesting ones out there.
If only for style (but it’s not the only reason), try Joe Roberts’ 1 Wine Dude blog. I envy him his ability to make everything sound simple and accessible. I’m working on it.
For detail and depth, try Reign of Terroir, where Ken Payton, these days, has posted a series on vineyard soils. Very serious stuff. A finalist for next year’s AWBA?
Level-headed, focused and knowledgeable, Deb Harkness is the expert on Good Wine Under 20$. But she’s not overly strict. She won’t ignore a terrific bottle selling for 22$, sometimes a little more.
For a blogger who posts faster than her shadow, check out Wannabe Wino, whose constant stream of tasting notes puts just about everyone to shame. If I put up half as many notes, you’d have a lot more to read here.
I’m, of course, leaving out a lot. Like Bradley Cooper’s Winery Project, about the emergence of his new winery – and a new wine called Black Cloud. And Dirty South Wine… And Alice Feiring, of course, and David McDuff, and… everyone else. I could go on.
Gee. No wonder I can’t find more time to blog. Look at all the great reading out there!