Wine Bloggers Conference Awards

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about receiving a scholarship to the North American Wine Bloggers Conference, or #wbc11 on Twitter. The conference, in Charlottesville, VA, expects to host over 325 wine bloggers from across the country. This is the first year the conference is being held on the east coast, drawing attention to the lesser known wine regions of the other 46 states. Virginia itself has more than 200 vineyards and wineries and more than 200 years of tradition behind them. This week the nominees for the WBC Awards were announced. Before voting I wanted to be sure that I had the opportunity to review every nominated blog and consider its category. There is so much good material out there. I learned new things all day long as I reviewed the blogs. I’ve said it before – there has never been a better time to be a new wine enthusiast. Some of the sites are visually outstanding, with incredibly detailed maps and pictures of the vineyards, the winemaking processes, the people. Some blogs specialize in reviews, and now several are dedicated to reviewing value priced wines. Some people blog about the business side of the wine industry, and some highlight the lifestyle in wine country, or provide lovely information on their region and what distinguishes it from the rest. I am in awe of the devotion some people obviously have for their craft. I’m looking forward to a great learning experience at the conference. I invite you to take a look at the nominated sites as well. There is something for every area of interest. Check out the nominees’ page: http://wineblogawards.org/.

Below is the list of categories and nominees:

Best New Blog

New Ruby Press

Reverse Wine Snob

Sediment Blog

Terroirist

Vino Freakism

Wine Lines Online

Best Writing

Another Wine Blog

Been Doon So Long

Good Grape

RJ on Wine

Vinography

Best Winery Blog

Bonny Doon Winery

Jordan Winery

Notes from the Winemaker

Tablas Creek

Wilma’s Wine World

Best Single Subject

Cheap Wine Ratings

Elloinos

New York Cork Report

Reverse Wine Snob

Swirl, Sip, Snark

Best Wine Reviews

Bigger Than Your Head

Enobytes

Jason’s Wine Blog

Taylor Eason

Vino Freakism

Vinography

Best Industry Blog

Fermentation

Good Grape

Gray Report

Juicy Tales by Jo Diaz

Shipcompliant

Best Graphics, Photography, Presentation

A Long Pour

Brunellos Have More Fun

Swirl Smell Slurp

The Journey of Jordan

Vino Freakism

Best Overall Wine Blog

1 Wine Dude

Fermentation

Good Grape

RJ on Wine

Steve Heimoff

Help spread the word. Good Luck to Everyone!

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About WiningWays

Wine writing, appreciation, and education, including tasting, evaluation, and food pairings a specialty. Member, Society of Wine Educators.
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