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.