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Totally Buzzed: 1WineDude.com Wins Best Wine Blog at Foodbuzz.com Blog Awards

Vinted on November 10, 2009 binned in about 1winedude blog, wine industry events

Uhhmmmm… Whoa!

I’m not usually at a loss for words (and I suspect that the condition is temporary and will wear off in a few nanoseconds), but my reaction to 1WineDude.com winning Best Wine Blog in the Foodbuzz.com Blog Awards is… uhmm…. WOW! And THANK YOUThank you to Foodbuzz, to all of the people who took the time out to nominate and vote for the blog, and to you for putting up with me for so long!  Fellow nominee, ‘friend of the Dude’ and all-around wine blogging powerhouse Dr. Vino was voted “blogger you would most want to be your personal sommelier” (the other wine-related awards category).

I was quite surprised when I found out that 1WineDude was even nominated (which I’d discovered after voting had already started, upon visiting the site to vote for a friend’s blog in another category).  In fact, I didn’t even know that there was a Best Wine Blog category in the awards at first.  I was both amazed and humbled to have been nominated at all, and the competition was stiffer than the wooden staves that go into vats of el-cheapo American Chardonnay.  So I’m also amazed and humbled to have won.

I’m not gonna get all ‘Dick Cheney re-elected’ on you and say it’s a ‘clear mandate from the people’ in support of taking wine seriously but not taking yourself too seriously, and I don’t want to make more out of the honor than it should be, but winning this award did give me a few seconds of serious pause, because Foodbuzz.com seems to be a pretty big friggin’ deal right now (at least in the U.S.).

I was fortunate enough to have been contacted by Foodbuzz.com early in their development, as part of their Featured Publishers program, and I’ve watched them build a (very) large community of (very) talented foodies in a (very) short amount of time.  Their success is actually a bit staggering – Foodbuzz.com now gets millions of visits every month.  Their reach is, in a word, enormous (and it’s still growing).

Anyway, following is a snippet of the internal dialog going on in my head during that few seconds of serious pause (FSSP):

Me: Maybe 1WineDude.com really is making a difference in the world of wine and helping people to take an emboldened approach a potentially daunting topic? I suppose that stranger things have happened, right?

Me2: You mean like three wine critics and one Japanese cartoon driving a massive amount of wine spending dollars worldwide. Also, why are you using words like ‘emboldened’ and ‘daunting’ when you’re talking to yourself? No one should use 15th century words when they’re talking to themselves.

Me: Good pointsJerk.

During the FSSP, I did contemplate taking a more serious approach on the virtual pages of the blog, now that I can officially call 1WineDude “award winning.”  Fortunately, that didn’t last very long.

I have one regret about of this this – I wasn’t able to make the Foodbuzz Blogger Festival, which by all accounts appears to have been a huge success (both Randall Grahm and fellow nominee Alder Yarrow had good things to say about the event while it was unfolding via twitter).  I plan on doing everything that I can to make the trip for next year’s event.

Congrats to all of the winners – it’s definitely worth checking out the other Foodbuzz Blog Award winners, especially if you’re a foodie-at-heart; there’s some really impressive blogging happening there.

Cheers!

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1WineDude Up for Best Wine Blog in The Foodbuzz Blog Awards – Vote Today!

Vinted on October 9, 2009 binned in about 1winedude blog

Holy crap!

I was greeted by a very pleasant surprise today when I ventured over to the Foodbuzz.com Blog Awards to vote for a few friends of mine whose blogs were nominated in various award categories.  That’s when I first noticed that the following category even existed, and did a super-fast-head-fake-double-take upon seeing the list of nominees:

Best Wine Blog
1. 1 Wine Dude
2. Another Wine Blog
3. Chateau Petrogasm
4. Dr. Vino
5. Vinography

Yowza!

I’m humbled and amazed to have been included in the list of finalists, and to find myself among such good company (and such stiff competition!).

Against all logic (and good taste), 1WineDude seems to be gaining popularity and success, for which I am both eternally grateful and increasingly baffled. 

Anyway, please head on over to the voting page and ‘Vote Dude’ today!

And good luck to all of the Foodbuzz.com Blog Award nominees – there are some fabulous foodie blogs in the list, so if you’re into the food and beverage scene you should head over to the list of finalists and check out their blogs, which are full of excellent reads.

Cheers!

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