Tom Wark, Wine PR man behind the ever popular blog Fermentation, has kicked off the third edition of the American Wine Blog Awards. Like them or not – the AWBA’s roused some hubbub and sparked more than a touch of disgruntlement last year – there’s no denying that the awards have quickly become influential and sought after in the world of English language wine blogs. Disgruntlement or not, I don’t think you’ll hear anyone complain too loudly if their blog happens to make it to the finals or onto the winners’ podium. Heck, it’s a nice honor just to be nominated, so my thanks go out to those that have already seen fit to throw my name into the hat in a couple of categories.
With only minor changes since last year, nominations are broken into the following categories:
- Best Wine Blog Writing
- Best Single Subject Wine Blog
- Best Winery Blog
- Best Reviews on a Wine Blog
- Best Graphics and Presentation
- Best Business/Industry Wine Blog
and the big one
- Best Overall Wine Blog
Head on over to Tom’s site, check out the program guidelines (stuffing the ballot box won’t make a difference) and nominate your favorite wine blog(s) in each category. It’s an easy way to express your opinions and maybe even bring smiles to the faces of a few hard working winos. The nomination period is open now through February 8, 2009.