Thursday, September 16, 2010

MFWT Voted Favorite Site in Food & Wine Magazine

Over the years that I've been writing here at MFWT, I've always taken great pleasure in spreading the word about other blogs and sites that I truly enjoy. One need only check out my Blogs of Note category to get a sense of what I'm talking about. It's rare that I feel quite so comfortable about dabbling in self-promotion. Once in a while, though, it's necessary for everyone to reach around and give him or herself a good old pat on the back. This, if you haven't sussed it out already, would be one of those occasions.

In the October 2010 issue of Food & Wine, their annual wine issue, McDuff's Food & Wine Trail was listed among the Top 5 Favorite Websites by 25 nationally recognized sommeliers participating in the magazine's "What Sommeliers Know Best" section. It's a quick mention, but more than enough to make me feel just a little proud. Hey, it's not every day that I get such a nice shout-out from some of the country's hardest working somms in a nationally distributed and internationally recognized magazine.

As happy as I was when I learned of the news, I was equally happy to find myself in such good company, right alongside the other four faves:

  • Burg-guru Allen Meadows of the subscription-only site Burghound

  • Iberian wine enthusiasts and social media entrepreneurs Ryan Anerson Opaz and Gabriella Reynes Opaz of Catavino

  • Winechap, a site dedicated to reviewing restaurant wine lists in New York City, Hong Kong and the UK

  • And Wine Opinions, a portal devoted exclusively to consumer and trade related research in the field of wine.
My appreciation goes out to those 25 participating sommelier(e)s, just as it does to each and every person reading this. Thanks as always for your support!

13 comments:

Edward said...

David,

Well deserved recognition and proof again that the cream always rises to the top!

Director, Lab Outreach said...

Well done!!

giuseppe said...

grande David!

croosadabilia. said...

good stuff, cheers!

TWG said...

Nice recognition. Hope you celebrated in NYC.

Taylor said...

Congratulations! Was thumbing through F&W yesterday and saw the mention.

Samantha Dugan said...

Just got my copy and the first thing I did was look for you! So exciting to see you there and it was so very deserved!

Nat said...

Bravo Dave! Any TV offers yet?

Tom Hudson said...

Respect, mon.

David McDuff said...

Thanks all, for the congrats and respect. You all have something to do with it, as there's no way I'd have the motivation to keep it going if you all didn't keep coming back for more. Cheers!

R said...

Nothing about this surprises me, D. Congratulations, you deserve the kudos. Thanks for all the great recommendations over the years, and of course, the inspiration.

Bottle Deck said...

Well done David! Keep it up!

David McDuff said...

Thanks, Robert. It's always been my pleasure. I'll miss seeing you guys around the shop. Cheers!

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