Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Finalists in the 2012 Wine Blog Awards

Picture: Christian G.E. Schiller with Wine Makers Marie Nomena and Jean Allimant, Clos Nomena, in Madagascar

The finalists in the 2012 Wine Blog Awards were announced. The final winner will be determined via a 50/50 weighting of the public vote and that of the judges. Winners will be announced at this year’s Wine Bloggers’ Conference in Portland.

schiller-wine had been nominated in the Best Overall Wine Blog and in the Best Blog Post of the Year categories (The Wines of Madagascar), but did not make it to the finals. Here are the finalists in the various categories.

Best Overall Wine Blog

Jamie Goode’s Wine Blog
1 Wine Dude
A Ridge Blog
Jameson Fink

Picture: Christian G.E. Schiller at a recent #Winechat at Capital Grille in Washington DC with Fellow Bloggers and Virginia Wine Producers, including Finalist David White @TerroiristBlog (second from the right)

Best Blog Post of the Year

Evan Dawson’s “Why do I write about wine?
Alder Yarrow’s “2009 Burgundy Vintage According to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
Jim Bud’s “Pancho Campo resigns his MW
Lily-Elaine Hawk’s “Thinking Frank Cornelissen”
Meg Houston Maker’s “You Just Opened a What? Cooking Tips to Make Food More Wine-Friendly

Best Original Photography or Video on a Wine Blog

Brunellos Have More Fun
A Long Pour
Visiting Freixenet

Best Industry/Business Wine Blog

RJ on Wine
Vintank Blog
The Gray Report
Wilma’s Wine World
ShipCompliant Blog

Best Wine Reviews on a Wine Blog

Benito’s Wine Blog
Ken’s Wine Guide
1 Wine Dude

Best Single Subject Wine Blog

Washington Wine Report
On the Wine Trail in Italy
Libation Law Blog
Paul Gregutt Unfined and Unfiltered

Best Winery Blog

A Ridge Blog
The Journey of Jordan
The Kendall-Jackson Blog
Wolf Blass Wines – Our Winemakers Blog
Blog Tablas Creek
King Estate Winery

Best Writing On a Wine Blog

Hosemaster of Wine
Intoxicology Report
Wild Walla Walla Wine Woman
Been Doon So Long
Bigger Than Your Head

Best New Wine Blog

Intoxicology Report
Wine Julia
Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews
I Love Riesling
The Frugal Wine Snob

schiller-wine: Related Postings

The 2010 European Wine Bloggers Conference (EWBC) in Vienna

Blogging, Wining and Dining at the European Wine Bloggers Conference (#EWBC) October 2011 in Brescia, Italy – A Tour D’ Horizont

TasteCamp 2012 in Virginia, USA – A Tour d’Horizont

The Wines of Madagascar

#Winechat at Capital Grille in Washington DC with Fellow Wine Bloggers and Virginia Wine Producers, USA

Germany's Wine Makers and twitter

Wine and Web 2.0 in Germany 

Wine Tasting: Twitter Wine Tasting


  1. Jeder konnte jeden nominieren. Die Finalisten sind dann von einer Expertjury ausgesucht worden.