As the name suggests, this was our 14th Monthly Wine Writing Challenge (unlike the Wine Bloggers Conference which incorporates the last two digits of the year into the name, so you have no idea how many there have been) and I can safely state the obvious and say that no two have been the same. This go around, with the theme of “Tradition” supplied by last month’s winner Duff’s Wine, there were eighteen entries. Well, actually, there were seventeen bloggers that were able to enter on time and one additional writer who submitted her entry a tad late. She claimed, however, that she pulled an all-nighter to get the post done, and thus I
felt a bit sorry for her admired her grit and determination and allowed her article to be entered into this month’s Challenge.
”Why” you might be asking “do you continue to ramble on about this?”
That is a very good question, my faithful reader. Some of you know I used to be a high school teacher and are probably wondering whether I was this soft on my former students who would dare to so brazenly flout the rules as this particular scalawag has done.
Truth be told, I would likely have deducted some points from her paper for being late, but I would have otherwise accepted it. Since there is no real way to deduct points I guess I could have deducted some votes, but she still would have won anyway—as it was a bit of a landslide.
So without any further ado…
As the winner of this month’s challenge, Loie has the “honor” of choosing the topic for next month’s Challenge.
Congratulations to Loie, who just recently started contributing to the Challenge, but unlike other former winners who we rarely see anymore, I have a feeling that she will continue to churn out entries (whether by the deadline or not). Stay tuned for next month’s theme!