Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #35–The Results

The results are in

As I mentioned in my last post, I was supposed to announce the winner of this month’s Monthly Wine Writing Challenge yesterday, but there were two factors that made me wait another day. The first, which is still tragically occurring, are the devastating wild fires that are consuming thousands of acres in California. As you no doubt have heard by now, some of the worst damage has been in the Santa Rosa area, the capital of the Sonoma County wine region. Details are still hard to amass, but I know that whole neighborhoods, several wineries, and countless other businesses have been destroyed.

The other factor, which is at best trivial when compared to the first, is that I had hoped that the extra day would somehow enable a different outcome. The person who was leading the vote at this time yesterday had already won the Challenge a few times and frankly, did not need any more boost to his ego. Unfortunately, the extra 24 hours did not change the outcome at all. In fact, this month’s winner received a few more votes with the unforeseen addition of time.

I thought about delaying the announcement even further, but it does not appear that either of the two factors above will be mitigated with another delay.

So with no further ado…

And-the-Winner-IsThe Drunken Cyclist: Are Wine Bloggers Killing Wine Journalism?

Yeah, I know. It rings a bit fishy that the guy who is counting the votes ends up winning the contest. I honestly thought about announcing second place as the winner, but with all the talk about the integrity of elections swirling about these days, it did not seem like the right thing to do.

Perhaps the only upside of this result is that, since I am now responsible for choosing the next theme (for #MWWC36), I will have no one to blame but myself if it is not submitted in a timely fashion.

Have a safe Wednesday, everyone.






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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19 Responses to Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #35–The Results

  1. Congratulations, Jeff!!

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  2. Mazel tov! No need to feel ashamed for a great piece of commentary. A carefully chosen topic can ensure that you won’t win. Maybe – “Wine in Ann Arbor” or “Filipinos and Wine” or “Really shitty music to listen to drink wine to”

    I’m sure we both know who’d win on those challenges…

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  3. SAHMmelier says:

    Congratulations, Jeff!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. okiewinegirl2015 says:

    😂👍🏼 congrats

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  5. Oz's Travels says:

    Congrats, great post.

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  6. Kat says:

    Congrats! You can’t help who people vote for. Good stories, good writing wins!

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  7. jimvanbergen says:

    Congrats! I liked your piece, well done. Maybe we should pull a bottle or two and saber, er… savor, the moment!

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  8. shez says:

    Congrats Jeff!

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