Monthly Wine Writing Challenge 3: Time to vote

The third Monthly Wine Writing Challenge has come to a close, and there have been 15 entries. The theme for this month was “Possession”, and while everyone seemed to struggle with it, the outcome has been pretty great. I wrote about ownership structure in German vineyards (yeah, I know, way to go to not win a popularity contest), others approached it from the angle of owning wine, or how to handle your possessions, or wine glass possession-obsession, the field is wide open.

The voting has now begun over at Sally’s blog My Custard Pie. Head on over, if you haven’t, and help pick a winner…

Also, I really liked Sally’s introduction which she wrote because her blog is more set in the food blog scene, and I think she does a great job of explaining one of the differences between food and wine writing:

“With food writing, if the prose doesn’t get your attention, you usually have the addition of drool-worthy images to stimulate the imagination and the salivary glands. Wine writing has a whole different set of challenges and usually appeals only to a very distinct group of readers. How do you pitch your information so that you keep the attention of people who know very little about wine as well as wine geeks? Conveying the experience of tasting a wine so that it resonates without tipping over into wine bore pomposity is an art. Yes, wine writing as fraught with potential pitfalls and hurdles as an overgrown vineyard.”

Go vote until Saturday by following this link!


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9 thoughts on “Monthly Wine Writing Challenge 3: Time to vote

  1. ksbeth says:

    my vote is yours, i enjoy your posts even though i’m a recent reader )

  2. You got my vote! Nice job, Oliver!

  3. Duff's Wines says:

    Reblogged this on Duff's Wines and commented:
    Please check out the entries in this Monty’s Winw Writing Challenge and, if so inclined vote for your favourite. Plus, you’ll really enjoy many of their regular posts about food and wine, so follow them too.

  4. Duff's Wines says:

    Oliver, I am overseas so, with your unspoken approval will reboot your post. Hope it’s alright.
    Plus, wanted to introduce you to my readers. In particular, I have a niece in Nuremburg who wants to learn more about the wines she most easily access – German ones.


    • Sure thing, Bill! Always happy to be reblogged! Thanks a bunch. I hope your trip is awesome!! Can’t wait to hear about which wineries you ended up visiting.

      Too bad your niece is in Franken (Franconia), where I have absolutely no clue about wine…:)

  5. talkavino says:

    Nice recap, Oliver!

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