It’s been a good year for Wine Welfare. We’ve written 100 posts, which doesn’t seem like a lot for a blog to put up within twelve months, but seeing as how this site does not generate any income, I work a full-time job, I have to say that’s pretty damn good. This site has always been a labor of love, and I look forward to the next 100 posts.
Now that the sentimentality is out of the way, let’s get down to business.
Throughout the year, we’ve been keeping our tongues tuned to what really stands out among all the wines we’ve reviewed. By the beginning of November we had the list narrowed down to 15 (check out the original 15 contenders here). After re-tasting them all, we’ve narrowed it down to a total of 10 wines: 5 whites and 5 reds. We judged them based on taste first, then by overall value. The results thus far have been surprising. Some wines that tasted delicious but were closer to the $20 range did not make it, while others that were much cheaper stood out. It was difficult selecting and narrowing down the list, finding the balance between quality and price, but I think we have ourselves a solid selection that will be enjoyable to re-taste in order to select the winners.
Now the fun part: We need your help in crowning our winners.
We’ve set up a voting page for you to select the best white and best red out of the remaining 10 wines. If you’re up to it, head out and by a few of them, hell buy all 10! Hold a tasting party for you and your friends, or taste along with us. We’re doing our final tasting on December 4th and attempting to see if a Twitter Taste Along will work (still some kinks in our plan as we will also be tasting with friends). The polls will be open from Tuesday, November 22nd to Saturday, December 18th. We will crown the winner just in time for the New Year.
Sound like fun? Join in, and let us know if you have any questions, thoughts or suggestions!
Happy Tasting/Voting and Cheers!
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