#MWWC11 Reminder

wine-stain1-3Precisely two weeks ago, I announced the theme for this month’s Monthly Wine Writing Challenge, as chosen by last month’s winner, Dracaena Wines:

Friend-TagSince that time there have been precisely ZERO entries. Yes, zero, as in zilch, nada, bupkis, zip, squadouch. Now I am not all that worried since this is a rather procrastinating crowd, but still, zero?

I am confident that many of the “stalwarts” such as Talk-a-Vino, Armchairsommelier, The Wine Raconteur, Food Wine Click, Duff’s Wines, My Custard Pie, Twelve Dollar Taste Buds, binNotes, Oenophilogical, and The Winegetter are all just waiting until the last moment to dazzle us with their brilliant writing (if you are not on this list, it is not because I do not love you, but rather because there were only so many links that I could include before Google blasted me as a spammer).

The rules

    1. The Challenge is open to anybody and everybody. It helps if you have a blog, but that is certainly not a requirement (contact me if this is the case).
    2. Write a post based on this month’s theme: “Friend”.
    3. The post should be at least tangentially related to wine (after all, it is the name of the challenge).
    4. The post should be more or less around 1000 words (I routinely violate this rule, so it is just there as a “guide”).
    5. Include the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge badge (above) that was designed by the very first winner, The Armchair Sommelier.
    6. Remember to vote!
    7. I will try and secure another outside judge for this month’s Challenge. If I succeed, the judge will choose the winner from the top three vote-getters. If I fail, the winner will be the top vote receiver.
    8. Once you post on your blog, please do at least two of the following and I will be sure to include a link here as well as on all subsequent posts about this month’s challenge:
      1. Include a link back to this post in your entry.
      2. Use the hashtag #MWWC11 somewhere in your post.
      3. Tweet, using the #MWWC11 hashtag and include a link back to your post.
      4. Send me an email: jeff(at)thedrunkencyclist(dot)com

The all important dates:

Deadline for submission:  Monday, August 11th, 2014

Voting Begins: Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Voting Ends:  Monday, August 18th, 2014

Winner Announced:  Tuesday, August 19th, 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

The SAHMmelier

MWWC7 – Devotion

The Sweet Sommelier

MWWC8 – Luck

The drunken cyclist

MWWC9 – Fear

The Sybarite

MWWC10 – Value

Dracaena Wines

Please contact me if you have any questions: jeff (at) thedrunkencyclist (dot) com


There remains a scant twelve days to get your submissions in!

So get to the keyboard and get writing!!!


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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7 Responses to #MWWC11 Reminder

  1. Mine is done. Will post next week because I have others to post before. I’m excited to read all entries since this is my first submission! Cheers!


  2. I hope you get more entries! Being a foodie but non-wine blogger, I’m hopeless. I can’t even post my foodie blog now that I have to pack and move to a new house. But I enjoy reading all the entries!


  3. I’m still waiting for inspiration. On the surface, “Friend” doesn’t seem like a tough topic, but the few ideas I’ve had I’ve dismissed as trite . . . I’m stumped.


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