Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #33–The Results

The results are in

Well, for the first time in what seems like a long time, I am announcing the winner of the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge by pounding away at my desktop keyboard and not sitting in a hotel bed in a far-flung wine region. Why is that important? It isn’t. Not even slightly, but I feel the need to fill this space with some sort of drivel so that I can justify being the curator (is that what I am?) of this writing challenge.

This was a strange month by a few measures. First, there were only eight entries, the second lowest amount since the Challenge began over three years ago (and we only got to eight after I extended the deadline by a week). On top of that, the number of votes cast to determine the winner was the lowest total since I took over the full-time administration of the Challenge (#MWWC8).

What does it all mean? Probably nothing, other than the fact that as a researcher, I am overly obsessed with numbers and the desire to use them to discover meaning. Yeah, I am a dork.

I know you don’t care. I know all you want to know is: “Who is the winner?”


And-the-Winner-IsAppetite for Wine: Once Upon a Time


This now marks the fifth month in a row that we have had a first time winner, and as the winner, Kent, 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 Kent to get over the unbridled joy of winning quickly.


Congratulations Kent!

*He also gets the “privilege” of displaying this badge on his site if he 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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12 Responses to Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #33–The Results

  1. Congrats, Kent!! Hope you’ve recovered from BottleRock!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jimvanbergen says:

    Way to go! Cheers, Kent!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Wow! I am deeply honored! Thank you to all who cast votes for me. Cheers!


  4. Reblogged this on Appetite for Wine and commented:
    I am truly and deeply honored to have won this month’s challenge. This is my first time winning the MWWC, and I appreciate everyone who read and enjoyed my entry, and who voted for me. Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Congratulations and you did a fine job.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. okiewinegirl2015 says:

    Well done Kent! Finally my vote got someone I like in! Congrats!

    Liked by 1 person

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