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!
- The Armchair Sommelier: MWWC#9: Wine, Women and [a little bit] Wrong *
- Of Must and Mash: Previously, on OfMustAndMash… #MWWC9
- The Sybarite: Fear and Blogging in Salinas
The overall winner, who will be selecting the next theme, will be announced later this week!