I recently returned from the Finger Lakes wine region in New York, where I accepted an award for Best Single Subject Wine Blog at the Wine Bloggers Conference. The award itself is made of solid glass, hand blown by the master craftsmen at the Corning Museum of Glass in nearby Corning, New York.
If you'd like to see it and how it was made, they posted a cool behind the scenes look on the conference website.
We just got word that Wine Spectator chose our short video on how wine grapes are de-stemmed as a finalist in their annual video contest. The winners are chosen by popular vote, so please considering heading to the contest page before Sunday and voting for "De-Stemming Pinot Noir Grape Clusters." It only takes a second (literally) - no email or any other funny business required.
I'm so excited that a year after we've completed the VINTAGE 2014 project, awards and recognition are still coming in. It all started with a crazy idea of watching grapes grow and the support of wine lovers like you helping to make it happen.
Thank you for your continued support,
Wil & the VINTAGE 2014 team