As many of you know last month we started a monthly wine writing challenge. There have been numerous wine blog themes/challenges/brou-ha-has over time, but there did not seem to be many where the focus was on the writing itself. I could be wrong about that, and I am sure that someone will point it out if I am incorrect. Thanks in advance for letting me know.
I am rather confident that there is not currently any such challenge type scenario afloat, so I thought it was time to start such a regular “event”.
This first challenge was rather simple conceptually: write an article that has something to do with wine as well as with the theme “transportation”. Those were the only two real criteria and there were ten such posts submitted:
After the submissions, I asked submitters and readers alike to vote for their three top posts. Surprisingly, there were fewer voters than there were submissions (we will have to work on that end of things), but I would like to thank everyone who read the posts and submitted their votes.
Without any further ado, the winner this first time around (in a very close vote) was:
Congratulations! Be sure to head over to her site and give her some much deserved kudos. As this month’s winner, The Armchair Somm (sad to say I either don’t remember or never learned her real name) gets the distinct honor of hosting the next challenge! She gets to choose the theme, set up the time table for submissions, and make any other rules that she deems appropriate (kind of like being the “king” in foursquare [the kid’s game, not the social media thing]).
So tonight, everyone raise their glass to the Armchair Sommelier and get ready for the next challenge!