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Catavino Nominated for Best Writing and Best Single Subject Blog!!

We work hard, which can also translate to, we don’t have a life. It’s true! We eat, drink and breathe Catavino. It’s become our love, our joy, and our pain in the ass. It’s our child, an entity that has grown tremendously over the years, and we couldn’t be more proud, despite her growing pains. She’s even getting pimped out in a few weeks, so as to be up and current with the new fashion and tech trends! This is all very exciting, and we hope you’ll keep a close eye on our site so as not to miss Catavino Part IV – yet another revamp!

Yes, we love her, and we couldn’t be more proud to be nominated for 2 killer awards from the “Wine Blog Awards” for: Best Blog Writing and Best Single Subject Blog. To be honest, we crossed our fingers for the Best Single Subject Blog, but the Best Blog Writing was a true honor to be nominated for. And although we work diligently to provide the best content humanly possible, the true thanks goes out to our fabulous team of writers, who bring their knowledge, expertise and personal style to the table. We are very humbled by both nominations and are very appreciative to everyone who feels Catavino is worthy of these awards.

But now we need your help again. Until May 30th, the public can vote for the blog(s) they feel deserve to win in each of the chosen categories. Although we’d love your vote, it’s more important to us that you vote, period. Like any election, a single vote is the reflection of a choice. So please take a moment to fill out the survey here and let the world know what blogs you think deserve to win!

Transparency Alert: we were on the judging panel for 2 other categories in the Wine Blog Awards, but neither  of which included our name. So rest assured, we didn’t vote for ourselves….until now ;) Our collaboration was meant to ensure input from both sides of the “pond“.

Additionally, in lieu of the nominations, we want to share some of our favorite posts to the site. Catavino is a team effort, and while it takes a disproportional amount of time to ensure quality content is maintained, we know it’s worth it. Please have a glance at some of the better posts we feel represent this mission for quality.

Gabriella Opaz: We Interrupt This Iberian Program to Bring You: Catavino Explores the Lush, Rolling Hills of Umbria

Ryan Opaz: Ryan’s Speech at WineFuture Conference in Logroño, Spain

Burt Frink: Is there Something New about Perfume and Wine?

Andrea Smith: 3 Part Series on Portuguese Cheese

Justin Roberts: Spanish Bullfighting: The Romance, the Drama and the Traditional Recipes

John Maher: Most Intriquing Restaurants in Valencia: Embrace Your Traditional and Eclectic Self

Rick Fisher: Get Up And Crawl! – Best Spanish Tapas in New York

Edward Ragg: DBR Lafite, Bodegas Torres and the Future of Wine in China

Raymond Magourty: The Grand Garnacha Tasting of Robert Parker – Wine Future Conference

Michael Oudyn: 3rd Annual Wine Tasting in Pairs: Vila Viniteca’s Famed & Festive Event!

Cheers,

Gabriella and Ryan Opaz

  • Katharine OCallaghan

    Congratulations to you both on the nominations – excellent news and very well deserved! I'll make sure I vote.

  • http://twitter.com/ChefMark @ChefMark

    Way to go guys! You are the hardest working couple in winedom!

  • http://twitter.com/andrerib @andrerib

    Congratulations on the nominations! Great work normally leads to great results.
    I hope you win both of the awards.

  • Cornell

    Congratulations – having followed Catavino since it's inception we know how far you have come, and how much you have accomplished!! You have learned a lot but, we feel we have learned even more (but that doesn't mean I will stop sending suggested edits…..). Our votes are cast.

    Cornell & Patti

  • Bill

    I will echo Cornell's comments. Congratulations and keep up the good work!

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/lubraz WineTalkGroup

    Good Job!
    nice spot at LIWF, I was there ..
    hope you'll be there next year as well