It's very seldom when I am at a loss for words. I suppose it happens when I am surprised, overwhelmed, and rather humbled.
A loss of words came yesterday morning when I received several Twitter messages conveying their congratulations. After I finished my first cup of coffee, I did some sleuthing. I discovered I was nominated as one of six finalists for "Best Wine Writing on a Wine Blog" category on the Wine Blog Awards - 2012.
A panel of illustrious wine writers evaluated the wine blogs and voted for their top five-six wine blogs in each category. Now the public will assist the judges in the outcome - the winner. Just look for the shiny red "Vote" button to cast your vote.
For me personally, it isn't just about my wine blog, but it is more about the Walla Walla Valley and her wines, because without them - - I wouldn't have anything to blog about. And with that said - -
It tickles me that the state of Washington made a great showing in the nominations, as my friends and fellow Washington wine bloggers, Sean Sullivan of Washington Wine Report and Paul Gregutt of PaulGregutt.com were both nominated for "Best Single Subject Wine Blog" and Seattle-ite Jameson Fink of JamesonFink.com was nominated for "Best Overall Wine Blog."
Many thanks to all of you and for your consideration.