Archive for the ‘Wine Blog Awards’ Category

Jul 22, 2014

Wine Bloggers and Their Awards Deserve a Change

This blog was recently honored with “Best Industry/Business Wine Blog” at the 2014 Wine Blog Awards. That achievement made me very proud. I’ve spent nearly a decade working fairly diligently at FERMENTATION. In many ways spending almost a decade pondering, writing and generally getting stuff off my chest keeps me sane and centered. Along those lines of writing and pondering, and to a degree staying sane, I have some ideas about The Wine Blog Awards, and particularly how I think…

Jun 16, 2014

The Best Wine Blogs Published Today

We still have very little idea just how much of wine media consuming public get information through blogs, versus professional, business publications. Comparing my own readership with the various forms of web monitoring services, I remain unconvinced that any of the services are very accurate. As a wine publicist interested in the readership of various media outlets, the readership of individual blogs interests me. And it interests other publicists, advertisers, and wine companies who look to media to help spread…

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…