Wine Blog Award Winners for 2012 Announced

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The 2012 Wine Blog Awards were presented today during the Wine Bloggers Conference in Portland Oregon. Winners in nine categories were announced including Best Overall Wine Blog.

Portland, OR (PRWEB) August 18, 2012

Jamie Goode’s Wine Blog was named Best Overall Wine Blog yesterday at the 2012 Wine Blog Awards ceremony in Portland, Oregon. Jamie Goode and eight other wine bloggers were honored in nine categories ranging from Best New Wine Blog and Best Writing to Best Winery Blog and Best Wine Reviews. The Awards ceremony took place during the fifth annual Wine Bloggers Conference where more than 300 wine bloggers from around the world gathered.

The 2012 Wine Blog Award Winners are:

Best Overall Wine Blog: Jamie Goode’s Wine Blog
Best Wine Reviews on a Blog: Ken’s Wine Guide
Best Industry/Business Wine Blog: The Gray Report
Best Single Subject Wine Blog: On the Wine Trail in Italy
Best Winery Blog: The Journey of Jordan
Best Original Video or Photography on a Wine Blog: Wineoh.tv
Best Writing on a Wine Blog: Vinography
Best New Wine Blog: Wine Julia
Best Blog Post of the Year: “Why Do I Write about Wine”, Evan Dawson, New York Cork Report

Jamie Goode, winner of Best Overall Wine Blog, has been publishing wine articles on the Internet since 2001. Goode is an English wine journalist and author who writes on a wide-ranging array of topics with particular focus on the science of wine.

“These award-winners demonstrate the enormous talent operating within the wine blogosphere and the array of wine education, criticism and reporting that is available to consumers within this genre,” noted Awards organizer Joel Vincent. “What’s exciting is the combination of experienced and new bloggers that are honored at our fifth annual awards, not to mention the really important contribution that wine blogs are making to the international conversation on wine and the wine industry.”

Mutineer Magazine’s publisher and editor Alan Kropf served as the host of the Wine Blog Awards ceremony.

It is estimated that well over 1,000 wine blogs are published today, where only a handful could be found just a few years ago. The public along with a panel of 16 judges determined the winners of this year’s Awards after more than 500 nominations were submitted by readers earlier in the year. For more information on the Wine Blog awards visit: http://www.wineblogawards.com. More information on the annual Wine Bloggers Conference is available at http://www.winebloggersconference.org.

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