Friends, family, relatives, bloggers and drinkers and wine producers far and near, retailers and wholesalers, former classmates and students, judges who saw fit to have mercy, the UPS man who unexpectedly asked for my card last week as he handed over a box of product — My Peeps! This blog has been nominated for a 2012 Wine Blog Award in the category of Best Writing, and I am honestly thrilled to be included in a highly competitive roster. Also, honestly again, I’m asking for your vote. Here’s a link to the ballot page: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WBA12. Voting continues through July 26, and it’s easy and fun! If you have time, go through the other categories and check out the efforts by the other bloggers; none of the blogs is like any other, and they provide, in their individual ways, a wide view of what’s going on in tasting and thinking about wine today. Of course voting for BiggerThanYourHead is most important!.

A thousand thanks, bless your bones and may your tribes increase…