Friday afternoon during Wine Bloggers Conference 2010 in Walla Walla, Washington, the New York Cork Report was awarded its second consecutive Wine Blog Award in the "Best Single-Subject Wine Blog" award.
I'm not very good at writing these kinds of posts -- I prefer to write about New York wine instead of myself and the team -- but we are honored and humbled to be recognized by our readers and wine-blogging peers. It's always great to get positive feedback about something you're so passionate about.
Thank you for voting for us.
As the captain of this sometimes-crazy ship, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank intensely dedicated and smart people who devote so much their time and energy to the site, making it better and moving it forward. If this site were just me writing from and about Long Island, far fewer people would be paying attention and we'd not be able to offer our readers as rich and diverse an experience as we do today.
Our regional wine blog model is a one that I believe strongly in and one that I'd like to see replicated in other lesser-known wine regions. With such diversity and breadth, I think it's impossible for any one person to cover a region and and cover it well. Get a gang of like-minded folks together, however, and you can make a real impact.
With that in mind, you might just hear about some new "Cork Reports" coming online in the coming year. The ball is rolling in a couple regions already.
Anyway, thank you again, and don't think for a second that we're going to rest on our laurels. As the NYCR has grown, so too has our shared vision for its future. Some of the changes will be subtle, but some will be anything but. Stay tuned.
Also, please join me in congratulating the other 2010 WBA winners:
- Best Wine Blog Graphics, Photography, & Presentation: Good Grape
- Best Industry/Business Wine Blog: Good Grape
- Best Wine Reviews on a Wine Blog: Bigger Than Your Head
- Best Winery Blog: Criteria: Been Doon So Long
- Best Writing On a Wine Blog: Catavino
- Best New Wine Blog: Criteria: Swirl, Smell Slurp
- Best Overall Wine Blog: Criteria: 1 Wine Dude