Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #19 (#MWWC19)

Last week, Elizabeth of Traveling Wine Chick won the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #18 (#MWWC18) and just like all winners of the Challenge, her “reward” was to choose the theme for the following Challenge (in this case #MWWC19).

A few of us started the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge over a year ago with the desire to promote more creative wine writing. The thought was that we get caught up in tasting notes, winery visits, and the occasional food porn and we soon forget that part of the reason we put in all the hours that we do on these silly blogs is that we love to write!


After roughly a week of enduring my endless calls and emails, Elizabeth sent me an email with her choice for the new theme. I had to read the email a couple of times (even though it was brief) to make sure that I understood her choice for this month’s Challenge.

It was not that her choice was all that difficult to comprehend, but rather it is a word that likely all of us use on a regular basis. In fact, her choice for the new theme I have already used four or five times (depending on how you count) in this brief post. It is a word that is so common, but perhaps easily overlooked.

I know what you are thinking: “enough already!”

So here you go: The theme for #MWWC19 is…


A quick recap of the rules:

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: “Choice”.
    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. Once you post on your blog, please do at least two of the following and I will be sure to include a link  on all subsequent posts about this month’s challenge:
      1. Include a link back to this post in your entry.
      2. Use the hashtag #MWWC19 somewhere in your post.
      3. Tweet, using the #MWWC19 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, September 14th, 2015

Voting Begins: Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Voting Ends:  Monday, September 21st, 2015

Winner Announced:  Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

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

MWWC11 – Friend

Armchair Sommelier

MWWC12 – Local


MWWC13 – Serendipity

Duff’s Wines

MWWC14 – Tradition

Cheap Wine Curious

MWWC15 – Success

JVB Uncorked

MWWC16 – Finish

The Wine Raconteur

MWWC17 – Epiphany

Wayward Wine

MWWC18 – Crisis

Traveling Wine Chick

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

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 Philadelphia with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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12 Responses to Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #19 (#MWWC19)

  1. talkavino says:

    Interesting choice of the theme… As they say on Chopped, it will have to be “a star of your dish”, which might become tricky…

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  2. ‘Choice!’ An excellent theme for the next MWWC. I look forward to participating in my first MWWC.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I keep telling myself I’m going to participate in one of these, but I never get around to it. I enjoy reading, though. Keep on, wine writers!


  4. I’m hoping to participate in my first event and look forward to it.


  5. Efren Teteak says:

    When it comes to the blogging, most of us write because we enjoy it but we also want to be found and our writing to be enjoyed by others, and that is what blog promotion is all about.


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