Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #6 (#MWWC6)

Over the weekend, I found out that I was fortunate enough to win the latest Monthly Wine Writing Challenge (#MWWC5) that was hosted by Confessions of a Wine Geek. A few of us started the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge this past summer with the desire to promote more creative wine writing. The thought was that we get caught up in tasting notes, winery visits, and the occasional food porn and we soon forget that part of the reason we put in all the hours that we do on these silly blogs is that we love to write!wine-stain1-3Part of the Challenge is that the previous month’s winner gets to chose the topic for the following month. After considerable internal debate, and at least three heated conversations with my wife (OK, there was only one such conversation, and it was in no way heated–we were drinking a very low alcohol Beaujolais at the time–but I was trying to sound dramatic), I have decided that the theme for #MWWC6 is:Mystery

We only had eight submissions last month, so I am hoping for an increased turnout this month! Many of you who have submitted in the past are obligated to get back on the keyboard! (You know who you are, and I am not above a public shaming to get you to participate!) (That was a three exclamation point paragraph in case you forgot to count.)

The rules

    1. Write a post based on this month’s theme: “Mystery”.
    2. The post should be at least tangentially related to wine (after all, it is the name of the challenge!).
    3. The post should be more or less around 1000 words (I routinely violate this rule, so it is just there as a “guide”).
    4. Include the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge badge that was designed by the very first winner, The Armchair Sommelier.
    5. Once you post on your blog, link back to this post (or somehow notify me), and I will be sure to include a link here as well as on all subsequent posts about this month’s challenge.
    6. It would be great if you tweet a link using the hashtag #MWWC6.
    7. Remember to vote!

The all important dates:

Deadline for submission:  Monday, January 13th, 2014

Voting Begins: Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Voting Ends:  Monday, January 20th, 2014

Winner Announced:  Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Previous winners:

If you’re looking for some inspiration here are the links to the previous winning posts:

MWWC1 – Transportation

The Armchair Sommelier

MWWC2 – Trouble

My Custard Pie

MWWC3 – Possession

The Wine Kat

MWWC4 – Oops

Confessions of a Wine Geek

MWWC5 – Feast

The drunken cyclist

MWWC6 — Mystery

It’s a Mystery! (See what I did there?)

[Image credit: Wikipedia]

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About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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29 Responses to Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #6 (#MWWC6)

  1. Stefano says:

    Congrats, Jeff! And, hail to the first two-time host in the history of the challenge! 😉

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    • Thanks Stefano, but the first time I hosted, I did not “earn” it by any means! You going to submit this time around?!?

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      • Stefano says:

        What do you mean you did not earn it?!? You came up with the whole idea and concept! This makes you the putative father of the challenge! And mind you, I did not say “win”, I said “host”! 😉 This time around I might chip in as I think I feel inspired by the theme… I will do my best to come up with something! 🙂

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      • Nah, I just saw a rock on the top of a hill and just gave it a push. I certainly hope you will submit this go around!

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  2. Great topic… Thinking hat is firmly on!!

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  3. SAHMmelier says:

    Congrats! I’ll have to try one if these days.

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  4. talkavino says:

    Believe it or not, but few of MWWCs ago, I was hoping someone will chose the theme “Mystery” (sure, you got me – I was hoping to win myself and then this was the theme I would suggest). I like the theme – this might actually inspire me to write something again : )

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  5. OK, I’ve really gotta jump back into this game… This time I’m going to go with my strengths – humor and the ability to weave in one picture of Lindsay Lohan in the post…

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  6. Antoine (Wine Ramblings) says:

    Congratulations ! I just started working on my entry.

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  7. SAHMmelier says:

    Fiction or non fiction?

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  8. frankstero says:

    Reblogged this on Frankly Wines and commented:
    I have a fully-functioning laptop and a bit of free time so no excuses this month!

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  10. binNotes© says:

    Great…homework for the holidays…ho ho ho…and congrats (again:).

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  12. enobytes says:

    Good writing challenge and best of luck to all who participate!

    ~Pamela
    http://enobytes.com

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