Archive for the ‘Wine Blog Awards’ Category

May 15, 2013

Sifting Through the Wine Media: A Slog With Rewards

I’m regularly evaluating the value and utility of the food and wine media (all of it) as a function of my career as a wine publicist and on behalf of clients. Also, the sixth annual Wine Bloggers Conference is coming up soon in June. The Wine Blog Awards finalists will also be announced soon. Finally, I recently learned that no one reads wine blogs anymore. So, you’ll understand why I have been recently thinking a bit more seriously about the…

Mar 26, 2013

Five Reasons Wine Blog Awards Are Important

Nominations for the 7th Annual Wine Blog Awards are open and running through March 31st. It’s an opportunity for wine blog readers to nominate blogs for awards in a number of categories that they believe deserve recognition. But, ought wine blogs be singled out for honor above others? Some say “No”. There are, however, good reasons for awards for wine blogs. Here are 5 good ones: 1. GRATITUDE: Gratitude for those who have worked hard and regularly to provide insightful…

Sep 4, 2012

The New Wine Writers

Some people don’t like awards. I don’t mind them. I’m a fan of discernment and lists. Call it an affinity for critical categorization. And so I again thought it wonderful to see the presentation of the 2012 Wine Blog Awards not too long ago in Portland, Oregon during the Wine Bloggers Conference. This was the sixth year awards were given to wine bloggers to reward excellence. I began the awards back in 2007 right here on this blog. The idea…

Aug 20, 2012

Dissing Mothers and What I learned at the Wine Bloggers Conference

The recently concluded conference of wine bloggers in Portland, Oregon was, as always, enlightening, a great source of ideas for this writer, full of surprises, great fun, dashed with a few disappointments and provided and up-close opportunity to examine the state of wine blogging. With that in mind, I’ve culled the Top Ten Things I learned at the 2012 Wine Bloggers Conference: 1. Marketing Aside. Wine Bloggers remain somewhat uninterested in marketing their work beyond posts on Facebook and Tweets…

Jul 18, 2012

5 Rules For Successful Wine Blogging

The finalists in 9 categories of the 2012 Wine Blog Awards were announced today. If you examine them all, it's hard to not to be impressed with the quality. And it's hard not conclude that the blog publishing platform has delivered to the wine category a collection of voices that likely would have been silent and unknown just 10 years ago. I've been helping the organizers of the Awards this year with a bit of marketing, PR and such. And…