#MWWC13 Final Reminder!

wine-stain1-3Today is the start of basketball season for both the boys and I have agreed to coach both of their teams–no I never claimed to be all that bright, so I am getting ready to run out the door. Before I go into the zoo that will be the first game ever for Sebastian, I thought I would remind you about this month’s Monthly Wine Writing Challenge.

This month’s theme, chosen by last month’s winner, Talk-a-Vino is:



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:

The all important dates:

Deadline for submission:  Monday, December 8th, 2014

Voting Begins: Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Voting Ends:  Monday, December 15th, 2014

Winner Announced:  Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

It seems like I say this every month, but we are woefully short on entries. Thus far, I believe we only have five entries for the challenge, which is less than 20% of the all-time record of 27 (and 33% of the average number of 15). I am loathe to have yet another extension as the time frame this month was already longer than usual (let me know what you think about giving extensions).

I have scoured the internets and here are the entries:

Cheap Wine Curious: Sorry Shiraz, You’re Not On The List…

Girl on a Mogul: Serendipity

Wayward Wine: Serendipity: Biodynamics -vs- Wines from Jura #MWWC13

Wine Snark: Who Put the Bop in the Bop Shoo-Bop Shoo-Bop?

The Wine Raconteur: MWWC: Serendipity Redux


There remains a scant three 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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13 Responses to #MWWC13 Final Reminder!

  1. I promise it will post Monday am!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. talkavino says:

    Reblogged this on Talk-A-Vino and commented:
    Time is running out… Write!!!!!


  3. Ooops! I love the promotion of my crabby post about a crappy Shiraz but that’s not my entry – here is the link to “The Ladies Who Lunch Love…” http://wp.me/p4qT5M-ke – I had entered it weeks ago so understand the oversight – let me reenter. Thx!


  4. My entry will be published Monday. Hope bball went well. Those are such great moments & memories that go by way too fast!


  5. ahughes553 says:

    I’ll work on something on the train a demain.


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