The 2017 Blog Awards Finalists

The 2017 Blog Awards Finalists

Our venerable jury has selected the finalists in each category for the 2017 Blog Awards! We would like to thank everyone who entered; the quality of writing was extremely high and it was not an easy task to narrow it down to just 18 finalists.

Voting is Now Open! The finalist in each category and each region with the most votes wins our Grand Prize: a trip to Bordeaux, France from April 1st to April 7th.

Vote for your favorite bloggers now!

The 18 finalists will receive a prize of two magnums of the 2011 vintage offered by our partner, including one magnum of Château Pichon Baron, 2nd classified growth in Pauillac and one magnum of Château Suduiraut 1st classified growth in Sauternes.




USA Finalists

Wine Travel Award 

Christine Havens, blog, blogpost “Tokaj’s New Golden Age”

Cindy Rynning, Grape Experiences blog, blogpost “Livemore Valley Wine Country a side trip becomes a favorite destination”

Rob Frisch, Odd Bacchus blog, blogpost “The Most Unusual Wine Of Gevrey-Chambertin”

Wine & Food Pairing Award 

Pamela Heiligenthal, Enobytes blog, blogpost “The Intricacies of Pairing Chablis with Food: Four Distinct Appelations offer Delectable Diversity”

Lisa Denning, The Wine Chef blog, blogpost “Not Your Grandma’s Sherry! Delicious Food Pairings With Dry Sherry”

Katrine Rene, The Corkscrew Concierge blog, blogpost “Celebrating Texas Wine Month with Texas Food”

Wine Reporter Award

Ilona Thompson, Palatexposure blog, blogpost “Anatomy of a Barrel Tasting”

Jeff Burrows, Food Wine Click! blog, blogpost “Can You Taste Dirt ? Soils and Sancerre”

Kevin Day, Opening a Bottle blog, blogpost “Tasting notes are broken”

Europe Finalists

Wine Travel Award

Anne Quimbre, J’ai toujours rêvé d’être une potiche blog, blogpost “Once upon a (city) of wine”

Daniel Ercsey, WineSofa blog, blogpost “Have a Holiday in Hungary”

Giuseppe De Cesare, FoodTravelCulture blog, blogpost “Canary Wines: Volcanoes, Terroir and History in A Bottle”

Wine & Food Pairing Award

Amanda Barnes, Around the World in 80 Harvests blog, blogpost “Cooking the Quintessial Argentine Asado (BBQ) & Wine Pairings”

Chiara Bassi, Perlage Suite blog, blogpost “Oysters: things to know, tasting, pairings and delicious recipe”

Charlotte Dominique, Les Itinéraires de Charlotte blog, blogpost “My Champagne: Grand Siècle by Laurent Perrier”

Wine Reporter Award

Fabien Lainé, Fabien Lainé’s blog, blogpost “Chateau Lafleur – purity and uniqueness in Pomerol”

Simon Reilly, Wineloon blog, blogpost “Is Terroir Bollocks ?”

Agnes Nemeth, Hungarian Wines blog, blogpost “Make love and drink Juhfark – Does it help if you want a baby boy?”

Congratulations to all of our finalists! 

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