June 24, 2011 (HOUSTON)–Houston, Texas-based Another Wine Blog is a finalist for Best Writing on a Wine Blog in the 2011 Wine Blogger Awards. Now in its fifth year, the annual competition recognizes excellence in wine writing using a digital medium.
Past winners include New York Times’ columnist and author Tyler Coleman aka Dr. Vino; Vinography founder, author and James Beard Finalist Alder Yarrow; social media phenomenon, author and star of Wine Library TV’s Gary Vaynerchuk; and the provocative winemaker, punster, and 2010 James Beard Award Winner for his book Been Doon So Long, the legendary Randall Grahm.
The husband and wife team of Joe Power and Amy Corron Power write Another Wine Blog (AWB) from their home in Clear Lake, just south of Houston. Described by Snooth’s Gregory Dal Paz as “funny, irreverent, and acerbic at times,” Joe and Amy tend to color outside the lines when writing on food and wine. Using humor, satire and sometimes just a good rant, they cover a myriad of topics from burlesque to Jerry Falwell; marketing and sales to labor unions, the NFL Draft to Congress; and from Alton Brown to Sandra Lee, even likening Robert Parker to Miles Davis. They also tackle more serious subjects like parenting, hurricanes, the death of a loved one and drunken driving fatalities.
Their stories are often carried by national and international publications like USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the Dallas Morning News, Mutineer Magazine and India Times. An AWB series on HR 5034, Federal legislation to limit wine shipping, also caught the eye of OpenCongress.org.
In addition to Snooth, AWB was featured at Sacre Bleu and is carried on hundreds of blog rolls. It ranked Number 1 in Top Wine Blogs by Social Media Engagement, beating out Gary Vaynerchuk’s Wine Library TV.
Though based in Houston, the couple has traveled to various wine regions including Northern and Central California, Washington State, Greece and the South of France to study and review wine. Amy and Joe regularly serve on a panel for TasteLive! The Premier Website for Wine and Beer Tastings.
Another Wine Blog is one of 5 finalists from over 50 nominees for “Best Writing on a Wine Blog.” A panel of judges pare nominees in each category to 5 finalists and the public then votes. A combination of judges and public scoring determines the winners, which are announced at the annual North American Wine Bloggers’ Conference. This year’s conference is scheduled for July 22-24 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Public voting runs now through June 27 at http://wineblogawards.org/
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About Another Wine Blog: Established in 2007, Another Wine Blog consistently ranks in the Top 20 Wine Blogs based on Google rankings. Its over 270,000 readers come from 171 countries and territories on all but one continent and speak 115 languages.
About Joe Power: Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Joe studied culinary arts, played in Blues and Punk bands and worked as a stage hand before discovering his talents as a Web Developer and Graphic Designer. His sports websites were featured in Sport Illustrated and on Fox Sports. He now serves as Web Team Lead for NASA’s International Space Station.
About Amy Corron Power: Born and raised in West Virginia by public school teachers, Amy studied journalism and public relations, before pursuing an MBA in International Business. She worked in marketing and advertising until 2000 when she entered law school. She is a licensed attorney focusing on E-discovery. In addition to writing and photography for Another Wine Blog, she is a contributing editor for Palate Press: The Online Magazine. Her work is included in Palate Press’s first book: The Best of the Press: Volume I. A self-avowed political junkie, she occasionally writes for the nationally syndicated blog, MOMocrats™