So I’m a SAVEUR Magazine Best Food Blog Awards Winner



Well. Uh. Wow.

So as you recall, I recently got nominated for the Saveur Magazine Best Food Blog Awards in the category of Beer & Wine. I was up against some very talented writers and was…

Ah the hell with this, I WON! I won. Reader’s Choice. I feel weird saying it. I’m still in a bit of shock. My phone has been having a stroke with the flood of texts, e-mails, and notifications of people suddenly following this little site.

SAVEUR is flying me in to Vegas and putting me up at the Bellagio. I’ll be there for two days sampling some of the finest foods and will be presented with a customized award. I’m going to try and make it in to a few choice craft beer bars while I’m there as well. Anyone who has any suggestions, please put them in the comments. Freakin’ Frog is the only one I know.

So wow. I’ll have more to say on this later, but as it stands I’m still expecting this to be a part of a really crappy episode of the Twilight Zone.

To Longtime Readers: You did this. Thank you all so much for reading. Like I said in my birthday post, if it wasn’t for you, I’d have stopped this long ago.

For New Readers: Hi there. My name is Robin LeBlanc. I live in Toronto and write about beer. Here are a few posts that give a good feel for who I am and how I write:




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So I’m A SAVEUR Best Food Blog Awards Finalist…uh…again!

This is a bit late, since I’ve been dealing with computer troubles and catching up on things with a clunky mobile unit, but…earlier this week the nominees for Saveur Magazine’s 5th Annual Best Food Blog Awards were announced and yours truly is a finalist in the category of Wine & Beer!

I’m really honoured to be considered once again in the awards by the editors of Saveur and feel I’m among very talented company in the category. Of course it would be amazing to win, but the fact that I got nominated is an honour in itself.

So how can you help? Well, as I understand it things have changed around from last year and there is going to be two winners in each category. One for Reader’s Pick, and one for Editor’s Pick.

For readers, all you have to do is go to the Category page, find me (I’m #5 in the Best Wine or Beer Blog category), click “VOTE FOR THIS BLOG”, go through a quick and painless registration process, and that’s it! All is done! Best part? Saveur won’t even send you anything for doing that, so don’t worry. Voting closes on APRIL 9TH, so hurry!

However this plays out, I want to again say what a thrill and honour it is to be considered for this award for a second time. It’s a good indication that somewhere along the line I’ve done something right.


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Well, this was a bit of a shock.

I got nominated to be in the running for Saveur Magazine’s Best Food Blog Awards in the Wine & Beer category and the editors picked me as one of the six finalists. From NOW until MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY APRIL 19TH (this Friday), the site is open for public voting. The winner gets a free trip to Las Vegas to attend the awards show.

If you’d like to vote for me, I would really appreciate it. Just go here and look for the familiar picture (as well as, er, the words THE THIRSTY WENCH)! Won’t lie, it does require registering an account so’s not to duplicate votes, but I assure you it is quick, painless and you won’t even be sent anything if you don’t want to.

To be honest, I’m feeling a bit numb about this. I think for the first few hours I searched around to see if this was some kind of scam but, well, it’s legit. THEN I decided to check to see if they got the right person and, well, they do. My view counts have been going up like crazy and it’s weird to be recognized in this way and…yeah. Jeez. I’m still pretty numb and kind of sucking at expressing gratitude to you folks right now. Lord knows how I’ll be if I’ll win this thing. I think I’ll only be able to talk in garbled high pitched screams while my arms are up in the air.

So once more with feeling, HERE IS THE LINK WHERE YOU CAN VOTE FOR ME. I would very much appreciate it if you do.

ADDED BONUS FOR CANADIANS AND THOSE WHO SYMPATHIZE WITH THE CANADIAN REVOLUTION: I’m the only Canadian on there. Let’s show a little Canuck beer representation, eh?

ADDED BONUS FOR PEOPLE WHO LIKE ACTION MOVIES: A dream of mine is to get in way over my head and end things with a showdown in the Nevada desert. Winning this will get me one step closer to that dream.

ADDED BONUS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE BORED: This kills like, a good 30 seconds. Much more if you want to vote in all the other categories. You’re welcome.

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