Thank you for being passionate, insightful, irritated, helpful, joyous, knowledgeable, and an all-around lovely group of people.
I was just awarded Wine Communicator of the Year by International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). Whooooa!
I couldn’t have done it without all the amazing contributions, opinions, thoughts, and even the critical feedback from people like you.
So, thank you.
Show Me What You Do!
I’m happy to share with you that we have a huge resource of wine content online. Here are some current favorites to explore:
Credit Where Due
I’ll be the first to admit communicators like GaryVee, Jancis Robinson, Kevin Zraly, and Evan Goldstein MS majorly influenced my work. (I still can’t stop saying “give it a whirl” and “sniffy sniff!” ala Gary Vaynerchuk).
Homage To Our Peers
The amazing thing about the wine community is that it’s full of really incredibly motivated, and talented people. These four folks were shortlisted with me, and they have a great deal to offer:
- Elaine Chukan Brown: An amazing American wine writer who makes incredible illustrations too! See her work at Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews.
- Fiona Beckett: A multi-decade wine-writing veteran who has an amazing food pairing resource at Matching Food and Wine.
- Curly Haslam-Coates: A trail-blazing wine educator. Her work in creating Vintage Tasmania has been instrumental for the burgeoning Tasmanian wine industry.
- David Williams: The UK-based tastemaker who leads the charge at The Guardian for the topic of wine!
Hat Tip To Burgeoning Creators Out There
If you’ve got big aspirations, don’t give up! My partner and I started Wine Folly on a crazy whim that just maybe two twenty-somethings could contribute to the community. No, it’s not easy. But, doing hard things gets easier the more you practice them.
Crazy ideas are crazy only until they work.
You can do it.