Wednesday, February 25, 2009

2009 American Wine Blog Awards


My blog has been nominated for an award in the 2009 American Wine Blog Awards, hosted by Tom Wark’s Fermentation. It’s a finalist in the Best Single-Subject Wine Blog category.

Which is ironic, as I generally write about whatever I feel like writing about. But I suppose it’s true: whatever I’m writing about, I’m really just talking about champagne.

I’m very honored to have been nominated as a finalist, regardless of whether or not I actually win. Voting ends on March 4th. Thanks to all of you who read my blog, and thanks to those who nominated me.

15 comments:

Managing Principal, Labstuff said...

Congratulations, Peter. Well deserved recognition.

Samantha Dugan said...

Congratulations Peter! I expected to see your blog nominated for Best Writing on a Wine Blog, mine was nominated in that category and when I saw your name I said, "Well hell, I'm gonna lose now"...turned out that I did not make the cut anyway but I still think your blog contains some of the best, most entertaining writing in the wine blogging world.

Cast my vote for you already...good luck!

Dr. Vino said...

Many congratulations, Peter! Best of luck.

Tyler

PS your "capcha" word recognition thing is asking me to spell Deiss--do you have it set to generate winemakers' names? ;-)

Peter Liem said...

J David,
Thank you very much. If only there were an award for recognizing the achievements of laboratories devoted to excellence in cutting-edge wine science, I would be the first to nominate yours.

Samantha,
Thank you, very much appreciated. You flatter me.

Tyler,
Best of luck yourself. But as your blog is one of the benchmarks of the wine-blogging world, you hardly need it. I'll try to have the word recognition software pull up "Korbel" next time... ;-)

Brooklynguy said...

congratulations on a much deserved nomination Peter. I think your blog should have also been nominated for best overall blog too, especially if you read Tom Wark's description of what the best overall blog is supposed to be. congrats again.

my captcha word is adedis, a popular (if misspelled) athletic shoe brand. what's going on here...

David Fang said...

Congratulations! Your writing really resonates with the enthusiast crowd as well, not just among industry circles. I've learned more about Champagne on this blog than from anywhere else, and really enjoy your interpretation of what terroir is.

Any plans on coming to Canada? We've got some great stuff in Niagara, and I don't mean icewine.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you. Well written blog, no question. But, the MonaVie distributorship....come on now. That's a pyramid scheme, as profitable as it may be for the select few....I expect better from you.

TWG said...

Good luck and I agree that you cover more than one topic. Like Brooklynguy says you're a good candidate for overall writing as well.

Thomas said...

Congratulations, Peter - and well deserved.

This blog; not only makes me thirsty, but also it’s a great and most importantly a very personal blog, with great insight to the authentic side of Champagne.

Thanks for sharing.

/Thomas

Josh said...

Congratulations Peter! Thats great to hear!

Keep up the good work!

Cheers!

Wicker Parker said...

I echo everyone here. Your posts are enjoyable and always make me pause, consider, and learn. I nominated your blog for Best Writing but will be happy to vote for you in the Single Subject category.

bill said...

Peter, Congratulations. I love your style, but yout content is what keeps me coming back. I learn more from your writing, especially when you get into the nitty gritty, than from any other blog. Thank you.

Peter Liem said...

Thank you all for your kind words, and for taking the time to read my blog. Whether or not I win an award, your appreciation and comments mean much more.

Charlie Woods said...

Peter-

I'm sure I should read more blogs but I am equally sure that yours is the only one that I and every wine enthusiast must read for the intelligent, loving, humerous and exhaustively thorough approach that you bring to the subject of Champagne (not to mention the Jura, Loire valley, Burgundy, etc when you touch on these). Would that each wine region were blessed with an english language writer who covered it with your adept balance of passion and aplomb. Bravo.

CW

Aji said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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