Wow! What else can I say. It’s fantastic that my little ol’ blog has been recognised by the all those winos in America. I’m one of the finalists in the 2010 Wine Blog Awards in the category of Best Graphics, Presentation or Photography. When I started TheWinesleuth, a little over 2 years ago, it really was a lark. I wanted to read about the London wine scene and all the wines here. The good, the bad, the ugly, the esoteric, the fermented grape juice that we call wine. I had a look around the blogosphere at the time and there really wasn’t a blog that spoke to me, so I thought, “Why not do it myself?” And thus Sleuthie came to be.
So far, I’ve had a blast writing this blog. ‘sleuth is my baby and even if I neglect it sometimes, it’s always in the back of my mind. It’s stretched me in ways I would have never imagined when I first started tapping away at my laptop. I’ve ventured into video making, tried my hand at photography, visited some amazing places, chatted with great wine makers, gotten to know London intimately and met lots of great people, including what I like to call, the London Foodies as well as everyone involved in the London wine trade (and beyond).
So thanks for the nomination, guys! I am flattered and honored. I’d also like to give a quick shout-out to my fellow Euro wine bloggers who have been nominated, check out their blogs and vote for them, too. Ryan and Gabriella of Catavino in the category of Best Single Subject Wine blog (they cover the Iberian Peninsula like nobodies business) Quevedo Port (Oscar is a great guy and an extremely energetic winemaker/blogger) for Best Winery Blog, and Spittoon (my good friend Andrew even if he does live in the sticks) for 2 categories Best Wine Review and Best Graphics but only vote for him in the Best Wine Review category – he’s one of my fellow finalists in the Best Graphics category:)
Voting ends May 30th and winners will be announced at the North American Wine Bloggers Conference to be held in Walla Walla, WA, June 25th, 2010