I’m a little over a week late with this news to the blog, but as access to the internet was so sparse during my time in Madeira (mainly the effect of prohibitive data costs to be honest with you, and having just received my monthly phone bill I’m glad I managed to keep it down to the level I did) I hope you will forgive my tardiness.
I’m delighted to reveal that for the third year running I have been shortlisted for a Roederer wine writing award. Being shortlisted really is an honour; according to the chairman of the judges Charles Metcalfe, the number of entries this year reached a record high, and so coming out in the top handful gives me a real boost.
The more astute readers (or those who look at the home page, anyway) may well have noticed the banner, reproduced right, which the lucky shortlistees (is that a word?) can display.
The category I’m shortlisted in is the Best International Wine Website of the Year (sponsored by Domaines Ott), and I’m up against some fairly stiff competition. The six sites shortlisted are as follows:
Tim Atkin M.W. | www.timatkin.com
Tom Cannavan | www.wine-pages.com
Rebecca Gibb | www.wine-searcher.com
Jamie Goode | www.wineanorak.com
David Honig | www.palatepress.com
Chris Kissack | www.thewinedoctor.com
With such a strong line-up I’m not going to hold my breath; I have a feeling my role might be once again to be the bridesmaid, and not the bride! Jamie Goode must stand a very good chance, and he has already picked up several awards for his online work in the past twelve months. Best of luck to all those shortlisted (in this and all the other categories).
For a full list of those shortlisted in all categories, see the Roederer Awards site.