Monthly Wine Writing Challenge 9: Fear–Results!

The voting for the top post for this month’s Monthly Wine Writing Challenge has ended. As I mentioned earlier this month, I decided to change things up a bit with the way the “winner” is determined. I thought it would be fun (as well as increasing the exposure of both the Challenge and the quality writing produced) to have a “celebrity” guest determine the winner. Instead of having the judge(s) read all the entries (there were a record 27 this go around), I thought it made more sense to keep the popular vote and then send the top three vote recipients to the judge(s) from which they would select the winner.

I know this is a bit of a change, but I did discuss it with several of the Challenge’s regulars (including several past winners) and it seemed to be universally accepted. In addition to the above advantages, this method will hopefully mitigate (at least to a certain extent) ballot stuffing (I am not saying that is going on, but the potential is certainly there).

Like most elements of this Challenge, these changes do not have to be permanent, so please let me know what you think!

As I noted a couple of weeks ago, this week’s celebrity judge is Kimberly Faye, a published author and co-host of Wine Life Radio!

wine-life-41So without any further ado, here are the top three from the vote (in alphabetical order):

The overall winner, who will be selecting the next theme, will be announced later this week!

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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16 Responses to Monthly Wine Writing Challenge 9: Fear–Results!

  1. TheSybarite says:

    I’m honored just to be in the top 3! Thanks everyone!


  2. ofmustandmash says:

    WOW !!! Same here…funny Sybarite because I voted for your post too 😉

    Amazing, on my first post… Glad many of you liked it.


  3. Sally says:

    Ooh you tease…… Will be back for the big reveal.


  4. awesome post. This week my wife and l are going to Temacula city(s.of L.A.)for wine tasting festival. Cheers.


  5. Congratulations to the three finalists. A fine job by them, as well as the other entrants (and I am not trying to pat myself on the back LOL).


  6. SAHMmelier says:

    Congrats to all the winners! Great reads.


  7. mwwcblog says:

    Reblogged this on mwwcblog.


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