It's that time of year again in the wine blogosphere. Yes, the American Wine Blog Awards are back and this year I'm honored to learn that LENNDEVOURS has been named a finalist in 2 of the 7 categories, "Best Single-Subject Wine Blog" and "Best Overall Wine Blog."
Some of my favorite blogs have also made the final round, so congratulations to those bloggers as well.
As I said, it's an honor just to be nominated (not that I'd mind winning mind you) not only because it is great to be recognized by peers and wine blog readers, but also because it truly shows the power that wine blogs can have. To have a wine blog that focuses on New York wines be named a double finalist really shows how blogs can help level the playing field for lesser-known regions.
Personally, I'm proud that a blogger like me -- someone not from California (the enter of the U.S. wine world) and someone with a day job outside of the wine world -- has apparently earned a place alongside people who write about for a living. That's the power of blogs afterall, isn't it? Citizen journalism and all that.
I would also be remiss if I didn't give much of the credit for this blog's success to Nena, who has supported me and pushed me to post more and better throughout the years. And, in the last year or so, I've been able to bring several great writers on board to help bring new voices and perspectives to the blog.