The editors have chosen our finalists for the wines of the year, but we all have different palates and preferences -- and now we want to hear from you. It's time for our first-ever "New York Cork Report Readers' Choice Awards."
In the comments of this post, nominate at least one New York wine as your choice for Wine of the Year. The rules are simple: The wine has to have been released in 2009. That's it. And if you aren't sure, nominate it anyway and we'll double-check the release date.
We're looking for nominations for wines from across the state, in each region, and we're leaving it up to you to decide which wines should be considered. You can even nominate a Leon Millot, a Vignoles, a riesling or a Frontenac -- there are no restrictions!
We'll leave the nominating open until December 15 at midnight. Then we'll tally the nominations and choose finalists.
From the 16th through the end of this month, we'll have polls set up for each reason to pick winners.
We'll announce the Reader's Choice winners around the same time that we announce the New York Cork Report 2009 Wines of the Year as determined by the editors.
So think back on this year... Which New York wines inspired you? Which New York wines were memorable? Which should be nominated for Reader's Choice Wine of the Year?