So I got some excellent — and surprising — news this week.
I’ve been nominated for a Millésima Blog Award for my article Tasting Notes Are Broken. Back in November, I wrote about how the wines we drink deserve better than our ridiculous descriptions. “Well-hung game,” “felicitously juicy performance” … aromas of “cold bonfire.”
Well, it seems people agree with me. I was a bit surprised by the news, but 100% honored and humbled by the nomination.
But now I need your help. (Nevermind, voting has now closed).
Go to this page, click on the big shiny-red VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE BLOGGER button, and cast your vote for me. Or click on the banner for the contest at right. I’m one of three in the category Wine Reporter (US), and best of all, if I win, Millésima and their sponsors will fly me to Bordeaux for the first week of April, when wine collectors and the wine press descend on the region for en primeur week. I’ll get to visit some of the area’s most storied château and winemaking houses, and document the whole thing. (You know me and photographing wine regions: it is sort of an obsession). I’m currently trailing by 30 or so votes, so I need all the help I can get.
I started this blog three years ago and it has taken on a life of its own. I’m grateful for the doors it has opened: with winemakers, importers and most of all, wine fanatics like you. Thanks for reading my articles.