Writing a wine blog is often a lonely thing to do and it is rare indeed that I get any feedback, so I find it only too easy to imagine that each of my carefully crafted blog pieces receives a brief glance rather than the detailed read I think it deserves. So whenever I do receive any encouragement I tend to get somewhat over excited and I hope you will forgive me for sharing this piece of news with you, but it really is wonderful.
I have been shortlisted for a 2012 Born Digital Wine Award in the Best Editorial Wine Writing category.
These awards are for wine writing and journalism that originates on-line. Digital wine writing is often considered the poor relation, so I am thrilled that they exist and heartened by the high quality of writing of all my fellow nominees. The results are announced on 23rd May 2012, but I really do feel that I have won already just by being on the shortlist – a little recognition is a very satisfying thing.
The piece that earned me this shortlist place is called Minerality in wine – flight of fantasy, fact or terroir? It deals with the thorny subject of minerality in wine and you can read or re-read it here.
This link will take you to all the other shortlisted entrants too – I wish them all well and look forward to celebrating our joint good fortune on 23rd May.