It’s that time of year again. Voting is about to close for the 2014 Wine Blog Awards. If you are passionately devoted to one or more wine blogs, you should definitely cast your vote. And if you haven’t yet found a wine blog to follow, consider the list of finalists as a guide to sussing out interesting writing about wine online.
The awards are organized in nine categories, with five blogs nominated for each: best blog post of the year, best original photography or video on a wine blog, best industry/business blog, best wine reviews on a wine blog, best single subject wine blog, best winery blog, best new wine blog and best overall wine blog.
The finalists include such familiar names as winemaker and eccentric wordsmith Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon up for best winery blog and best overall wine blog for his Been Doon So Long. Wine writer and illustrator Elaine Chukan Brown is a finalist in best overall wine blog too for her charming and erudite Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews.
Best single subject wine blog finalists include Alfonso Cevola for On the Wine Trail in Italy and the blogger “Pamela P.” for her blog Señorita Vino, pitched to Latinas and “wine lovers of all stripes.”
Chris Kassell’s Intoxicology Report — “all the lafite and twice the street”—is a finalist for best writing on a wine blog. Also up for that award is HoseMaster of Wine from Ron Washam, who spent 19 years as a sommelier in Los Angeles before moving to Sonoma County.
Take a look at the finalist for best new wine blog. These include Sherry Notes, Wine Snark: The Wise-Ass Guide to Wine Appreciation, Girl and the Grape, La Dolce Vino and Italian Wine Central.
If you read any or all of these wine blogs, go to wineblogawards.org to vote. The polls close in hours, at 11:59 PDT Thursday.
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