Each year, there’s an event called the Wine Blog Awards in which, as the name implies, wine blogs are given awards. Now that I think of it, I should nominate the Wine Blog Awards for Most Clearly Named Award Show. But where would I do that? Maybe I need to invent a new award show. Anyway, I’m getting on a tangent.
Cheap Wine Ratings was nominated in the “Best Single Subject” category, which means a blog that is focused on a single theme. Again, they are very clear with their naming
To be honest, I haven’t paid much attention to the Wine Blog Awards over the years. I know there have been some great blogs recognized through these awards, which is nice, but award competitions like these just have never made much sense to me. I don’t know which blog is “the best,” but I know which blogs I enjoy reading, which blogs I learn from, which blogs I find helpful, etc. And they’re not all the same wine blog. Asking me which one is the best, is like asking me which wine is the best. There isn’t just one! I like different wines for different reasons and different blogs for different reasons.
I find myself in the same situation with our own nomination. There are four other finalists in this category, and they’re all great blogs! I recommend you read them.
Here are the other finalists for Best Single Subject:
- Elloinos – Everything you ever wanted to know about Greek wine.
- New York Cork Report – In case you didn’t know, there’s some great wine made in New York. These guys will tell you all about it.
- Reverse Wine Snob – If you like Cheap Wine Ratings, chances are good that you’ll like Reverse Wine Snob as another resource to find tasty wines under 20 bucks.
- Swirl, Sip, Snark – All about Virginia wine.
So, read their stuff — and keep reading ours too! And if you feel like casting a vote in the Wine Blog Awards, please do so. Voting is open through June 27. There are a number of other categories in the competition and even more outstanding blogs nominated in those categories. If you cast a vote for us, thank you. And if you cast a vote for someone else, I understand. I like those blogs too.