Announced in Portland, Oregon over the weekend, London-based wine writer Jamie Goode’s wineanorak.com musings snagged the title of Best Overall Wine Blog at the 2012 Wine Blog Awards, besting more than 500 submissions.
Goode is also the wine columnist for the British newspaper The Sunday Express.
On wineanorak.com, Goode reviews bottles giving tasting notes, scores and price points, in addition to observations of the wine trade industry.
The routine practice of “detoxing” among wine professionals, for instance, is nonsense, he says in one post, while the price tag on a bottle doesn’t always make it the best, he asserts in another.
Goode was among nine winners at the Wine Blog Awards, which included categories like Best New Wine Blog and Best Writing, to Best Winery Blog and Best Wine Reviews. 300 wine bloggers and journalists attended the fifth annual conference.
The awards were open to any English-language wine blog in the world, and were voted upon by the public and a panel of judges that included wine journalists, authors, social media experts and consultants.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE 2012 WINE BLOG AWARDS
Best Overall Wine Blog – Jamie Goode’s Wine Blog by Jamie Goode
Best Blog Post of the Year – Why do I Write about Wine? by Evan Dawson
Best New Wine Blog – Wine Julia by Julia Crowley
Best Original Video or Photography on a Wine Blog – WineOh.tv by Monique Soltani
Best Industry Wine Blog – The Gray Report by W. Blake Gray
Best Wine Reviews on a Wine Blog – Ken’s Wine Guide.com by Ken Hoggins
Best Writing on a Wine Blog – Vinography by Alder Yarrow
Best Single Subject on a Wine Blog – On the Wine Trail in Italy by Alfonso Cevola
Best Winery Wine Blog – The Journey of Jordan by Lisa Mattson