Saveur’s 2014 Best Food Blog Awards Finalists
Earlier today Saveur Announced their 2014 selection for the Best Food Blog Award finalists. The Saveur editors read through what they said were tens of thousands of blog nominations, then selected their favorite six for each category. The Best Food Blog Awards are now open for public vote to determine the winner for each category.
This year Saveur selected Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews as one of the finalists for Best Wine or Beer Blog. I couldn’t be happier than to share the distinction with two of my blogging friends.
The upside of wine blogging for me has always rested in the people I get to connect with as a result. Whitney Adams, and Jameson Fink are two such examples. They’re both doing great work in wine blogging, and are people I’m happy to know.
Brunellos Have More Fun, Whitney Adams
Whitney Adams, of Brunellos Have More Fun, and I were able to travel together to Colli Orientali del Friuli in April 2012, along with Talia Biaocchi, Chris Reid, Stuart George, and Jeremy Parzen. It was a fantastic trip. Whitney’s work on Brunellos Have More Fun showcases her beautiful photography skills, and joyful writing. Her sharp eye shows appreciation for detail that makes her work charming and warm. Reading Whitney’s work consistently leaves me with a sense of joyful appreciation as she brings beautiful attention to simple pleasure. Her writing now also appears in Punch Magazine. This year Whitney was selected as one of the Saveur Wine or Beer Blog finalists. It feels like a warm hug to see our blogs named their together.
Wine Without Worry, Jameson Fink
Jameson Fink with me in Dry Creek Valley, October 2013
Jameson Fink and I first met thanks to a mutual friend, Melissa Sutherland, over a private Ribolla Gialla tasting I organized. We’ve since kept in touch and were able to tour Dry Creek Valley here in Sonoma County together. His site, Wine Without Worry, brings a fresh playfulness with keen sense of taste to wine that I enjoy. More recently he’s also stepped in as Contributing Editor to the site Grape Collective, producing an impressive amount of daily content ranging from in-depth profiles on wine personalities, to current events, and wine news’ digests. Last year he was a Saveur Best Wine or Beer Blog finalist as well. I’m psyched to share the distinction with him, though a year jag between us.
Saveur Blog Award Finalists
The Saveur Food Blog Award Finalists page offers a digest of brilliance in the food world ranging from the hilarious (and irreverent) Best Writing nominee Food for the Thoughtless by the brilliant Michael Procopio, to blogs nominated for family meal planning, or special diet needs, or food travel writing. The list is well worth reviewing to find new sites for quality reading.
If you’re interested in voting for any of your favorite blogs, you’ll need to register. Registration is straightforward and demands no ongoing subscriptions or purchase. Once you do, you can vote for single categories, or the whole shabang as you choose.
Here’s the list: http://www.saveur.com/content/best-food-blog-awards-vote
Thank you to the Editors of Saveur for including me. I’m thrilled. It’s a beautiful magazine.
Cheers to all of you.