Winners of the Wine Blog Awards 2013

WBA_logo_rotatorThe Wine Blog Awards have been given out at the Wine Bloggers Conference since the first conference in 2008, but when Mutineer Magazine took over presenting them…well the production values went up a notch–like all the way to 11. Once again tonight, Alan Kropf of Mutineer Magazine announced the winners of this year’s wine blog awards.

This included video and a trumpet call. I was talking with Alan about next year’s wine blog awards.

And we’re talking fire dancers, art cars, and more…

Best New Wine Blog went to Chasing the Vine by Lauren Mowery who I met on the pre-excursion trip from Seattle to Lake Chelan AVA and the rest of the way to Penticton. This is a newer category and it’s great to honor the newer bloggers, even if they are experienced writers and photojournalists  like Lauren (who like me also attended the conference on a scholarship –thanks again scholarship committee!). Continue reading

Mutineer Magazine Launch Party Success

subheader_magcoverI’m surrounded by stickers, business cards, tattoos, pamphlets handouts and more inclusing a special artist inscribed bottle of wine from Wine Guerillas as I sift through what I collected last night both in terms of memories, tastes, flavors, people and fun.

Life changers: seeded gouda!! and Trippel beer!! and yes, there as wine there also!

More to come!!

Mutineer Magazine Launch Party tonight in Hollywood

subheader_magcover“Greetings,” began the email from Alan Kropf, editor of Mutineer who I met at the Wine Blogging Conference in October and have run into a few times at various wine tastings in the LA area.

“Mutineer Magazine has gone National, and we’re having a hell of a party at Falcon Hollywood on May 18 to celebrate. The evening will be hosted by Zane Lamprey and feature an incredible beverage tasting with wines, beers, spirits, sake, soda, and more.  Please come as our guest, we’d love to have you.  Here is a link to our current issue:


Alan Kropf, Editor in Chief


Of course, I said YES! So momentarily I will be heading to LA  for The Mutineer Magazine National Launch Party in Hollywood. Continue reading