Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #32–The Results

The results are in

In what seems to be a common coincidence recently, I am once again on the road as it is time to announce the latest winner of the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge. Last month, I was in Mendoza, Argentina looking for yet another slab of beef. This time I am off to San Luis Obispo where no doubt I will have my fill of avocado, bean sprouts, and Pinot Noir. No complaints here.


My plane is about to board, so I have little time to wax poetically about the contest this go around, but I will state that there were two entries that separated from the rest fairly early in the voting process. It remained neck and neck up until the final hours, but finally the winner emerged, just edging out the second place finisher, JVB Uncorked.


But who is the winner?


And-the-Winner-IsWining with Mel: Somm Reflections


This now marks the fourth month in a row that we have had a first time winner, and as the winner, Mel, has the honor/responsibility/task/burden of choosing the theme for next month’s Challenge.* As is normally the case, I now mention that I hope to have the next Challenge up and running by this time next week, in the hopes of gently urging Mel to get over the unbridled joy of winning quickly.


Congratulations Mel!

*He also gets the “privilege” of displaying this badge on her site if she so desires.



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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17 Responses to Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #32–The Results

  1. OH MY GOODNESS!! Such an honour! This has made my day. Thanks, everyone! Will think about next month’s theme over a glass of bubbly tonight!

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  2. jimvanbergen says:

    Congrats, Mel! Great piece, and well done!

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  3. Beth says:

    Congratulations, Mel!

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  4. Congratulations, Mel!

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  5. Congratulations Mel and I look forward to the topic you select. Enjoy your moment in the sun.

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  6. Pingback: Somm reflections | Wining with Mel

  7. Great blog! Great people! Congratulations Mel!

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