Awards and citations:

1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Friday, 6 January 2012

2012 Wine Blog Trophy – Salon des Vins de Loire

2012 Wine Blog Trophy

The 2012 Wine Blog Trophy organised by the Salon des Vins de Loire and InterLoire has the theme  « Mon bar à vins, les vins de Loire et moi » en partenariat avec un bar à vin. See details here

As a past winner of one of these awards I must say that I'm disappointed to see the reduction of the Wine Blog Trophy to a single theme. When the Wine Blog Trophy was launched in 2007 it was well ahead of its time and much more ambitious. One of the awards was for Best International Wine Blog, which was won by Vinography that is based in San Francisco. Perhaps given the explosion of blogs it was inevitable that Salon's Wine Blog Trophy had to become less ambitious. The recent rétroplanning with dates of entry and voting pushed back a week suggests some lack of organisation, especially as this edition was launched in December.  

Anyway enough carping! There are now 13 blog posts entered for this edition and internet voting has been extended to Tuesday 17th January. The blog posts are here. They include one from David Cobbold on Les 5 du Vin blog of which I'm a founder member. You still have 11 days in which to cast your vote.       



Chris Kissack said...

Agreed Jim. It's really quite weird that entrants are restricted in this manner.

Chris | Wine Club said...

Congratulations to those who made it this year. I am looking forward to reading the finalists.

Jim Budd said...

Chris. Thanks. The blogs can be viewed now and you have time to cast a vote for your preferred one.