Wine Blog Awards Nominations Go To the Judges

The Nominations gathering process in seven categories in the 2009 American Wine Blog Awards closed on February 8. Today, all eligible nominees were delivered to the panel of judges. They will determine who the finalists are in each of the seven categories. The public will then vote for the winner, which will give 70% of the weight for the ultimate winners and the panel of judges will vote for winners in the seven categories, representing 30% of the weight to determine the winners in each category.

The process of wading through all nominees in each category was carried out me. It is a true PROCESS. It means checking to make sure that minimum requirements were met: That they are a blog and that they posted 52 times in the 2008 Calendar year. One good friend suggested I take on an intern in order to do this. He possesses a sage mind. However, Going through these blogs, one by one, is incredibly enlightening for me. So, I do it myself.

My hope is that in about ten days we will announce the finalists in each category. Between now and then I will be introducing you to the sponsors of this Award. They deserve some attention and they deserve some notoriety for their efforts.

Thank you for everyone who participated in the Nomination Process, who nominated bloggers, who helped promote the nominations and those who support this effort to draw attention to the best in wine blogging.

Posted In: Wine Blog Awards


3 Responses

  1. Strappo - February 12, 2009

    Damn it! Is it too late to nominate myself and my own deeply disrespected blog, mondosapore?
    What the hell, no one else would…

  2. Dylan - February 13, 2009

    I’m excited for the results, not only to see if the blogs I nominated made their mark, but to become aware of new blogs (new to me) which are at the top of their game.

  3. Jason Haas - February 13, 2009

    I totally agree with Dylan… getting exposed to some terrific blogs whose existence I was either unaware of or which I hadn’t checked in on recently was one of the best parts of the 2008 Wine Blog Awards for me…
    Thanks, Tom, for doing all the work that I know this is. It is a huge service to the world of wine blogs.

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