#MWWC16 Time to vote!

wine-stain1-3It is time to vote!

The Remaining Timeline:

Voting Begins: Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 (Today!)

Voting Ends:  Monday, April 22nd, 2015

Winner Announced:  Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

This month we have seven entries., which is the lowest number of entries we have ever had in the Challenge. Perhaps it was the theme, or perhaps everyone was particularly busy this month (I know I was). Or, perhaps, this little “contest” has run it’s course and it is time to shelve the idea altogether. I would love to hear from those who have contributed in the past, in particular (Armchair SommelierDuff’s Wines, Food Wine ClickFrom Vinho Verde to Barolo with LoveMy Custard Pie, OenophilogicalPlease Bring Me My WineRockin Red BlogSweet Tempranillo, The Wandering Sheppard, Tim MilfordWayward Wine, among others). Please let me know what you think in the comments below:

binNotes: Finish | Jamais Fini

Confessions of a Wine Geek: The Finish… or just the Start?

Dopest Wine Taster:  Finishing each and every drop

Dracaena Wines: It’s the Journey, Not the Finish

The Drunken Cyclist: When I Reach the Finish Line

Talk-a-Vino: Finish Versus the World

The Wine Raconteur: Finish


These have all been posted over on mwwcblog.wordpress.com as well, which is where you need to go to vote (you can press on the nifty “Vote” button below to go there):vote31


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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12 Responses to #MWWC16 Time to vote!

  1. Kara Sweet says:

    I had all intentions of writing an entry this month, but just couldn’t make the time–poor excuse, I know. I enjoy reading the entries, even when I don’t submit.


  2. talkavino says:

    Even though nobody asked for my opinion :), I still have one – I think it was a combination of the difficult theme and people been busy. I would definitely not make a decision based on a single slump. If the next 2-3 rounds will be the same, then yes, it might be the time.


  3. In reference to When I Reach the Finish Line (my vote), I don’t know if I’ve ever posted this before, but I have a wine cork that hangs off of my bike seat. People ask me all the time about it. I tell them: le vin est la vie, meaning that once a cork is out of the bottle of wine it only has so much of a life, so make the most of it. The same is true for us. 🙂


  4. Jim vanBergen says:

    I wanted very much to write on my own topic, but had other deadlines that prevented me from doing so. Also, as last months winner, I knew I was not eligible, so I was less inclined to write this month. I hope next month is another strong showing, and from what I’ve read so far, the writing has been pretty good!
    À votre santé!


    • I agree! It is tough to “enter” when you know you can’t “win.” I originally instituted that rule back when it was also up to the winner to host the Challenge the following month. Now, after a couple of less than desirable hostings, I/we decided that it would be better if I just hosted it–and adding a bit of consistency. So what do you think? Should we revert to that previous model (of the winner hosting the following month) or, instead, allowing the winner to be eligible the following month as well?


  5. I chose the topic “Finsh” because I adore most things about wine but a good finish is difficult to explain well and I was hoping to wax poetic about it.
    In spite of my good intentions to cover my own topic, I ended up not writing an entry this month; I had an article due and have been working non-stop.

    What I do want to say is that the field this month may not be heavy with writers, but it is heavy with quality. I think there is significant depth and thought and meaning in many of these posts, and I enjoyed experiencing a different side of some of you, and another note. Perhaps I experienced yet another different finish, if you will.

    À votre santé!


    • I hope my comments in the post were not taken as a criticism of your theme choice, because they were not intended that way! There have been themes that have resonated with me personally and others that have not, which I imagine is true for everyone (and those that resonate are different for each). I was just lamenting publicly, that’s all. I just wanted to examine the collective thoughts of some of the long-time contributors.


      • Jim vanBergen says:

        I personally think that you hosting provides both consistency and ease. I don’t know how well I could have hosted given my recent schedule, and it’s easier for the participants to go back to one site each month.
        As far as the rules, I think it best to not allow back to back wins from writers for what I think are several obvious reasons- but also to follow the initial goal of the project. Please keep it going!

        In response to your comment, perhaps the theme was difficult for some- I hope bloggers who didn’t participate this month will chime in and share their thoughts – but I hope that was not the case. I really enjoyed this months contributions, and am ok with seeing quality instead of quantity.


      • Thanks Jim! good to hear that there are some positives about me hosting. I do not think it was the theme, honestly. It may have just been a busy month for a lot of the usual suspects….


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