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An Unexpected Monday and A Thank You

October 27, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

When my phone chimed today in the morning with the WordPress notification about one of my posts being linked, I noticed that it was linked to the post about Monthly Wine Writing Challenge.

For those who might not know – the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge is a brainchild of Jeff the drunken cyclist, a monthly (or so) wine writing competition started a bit longer than a year ago. In this competition, the winner of the round assigns a new theme, and all the interested wine bloggers and writers can submit their entry within designated time frame; the winner is determined by the popular vote.

When I saw the WordPress notice, I figured that the linking post was probably about the conclusion of the challenge, and I thought that the post once again mentioned all the entries in the competition. When I clicked on the link and read the post, I realized to my big surprise that it was actually an announcement about winning of the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #12 by yours truly!

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It was totally unexpected, definitely very humbling and greatly appreciated – big “thank you” to all who voted for my post!

The theme of the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge was “Local”, and my entry was almost an afterthought of the post describing great experience I had while visiting the local wineries in Woodinville in Washington – definitely glad I was able to connect the dots.

Now as the winner of the challenge I get an honor of selecting the theme for the next round. In his post, Jeff mentioned that he expects me to come up with ha devilish theme for the Monthly Wine Writers Challenge #13. I think the “devilish” direction makes a lot of sense due to a number of reasons – a) we are talking about #MWWC13 ( note the 13 here); b) Halloween will be celebrated this week; c) I’m a big fun of “Cutthroat Kitchen”, where the host Alton Brown throws his “devilish” challenges at the contestants. I don’t have the exact theme yet, but I have some ideas, so you should expect to hear the announcement shortly – stay tuned…

Thank you all again and cheers!

 

  1. Zak
    October 27, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Congrats! Well deserved 🙂

    • talkavino
      October 29, 2014 at 10:50 am

      Thank you!!!

  2. October 27, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Congratulations, Anatoli! I’m so happy for you! 🙂

    • talkavino
      October 28, 2014 at 9:19 am

      Thank you, my friend! Will drink to that on Saturday 🙂

  3. October 27, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Congratulations!

    • talkavino
      October 28, 2014 at 9:19 am

      Thank you Danielle!

  4. October 28, 2014 at 5:25 am

    Congratulations Anatoli! Looking forward to your theme choice….

    • talkavino
      October 28, 2014 at 9:18 am

      Thank you Jeff!

  5. October 28, 2014 at 5:55 am

    Congratulations, Anatoli!! Cheers!

    • talkavino
      October 28, 2014 at 9:18 am

      Thanks, Kirsten!

  6. October 28, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Congrats!

    • talkavino
      October 28, 2014 at 9:17 am

      Thank you!

  7. October 28, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Congrats! How exciting!

    • talkavino
      October 29, 2014 at 7:28 am

      Thank you Kim! You should enter next time!

  8. October 28, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Congrats, AnatolI! Well-deserved 🙂

    • talkavino
      October 29, 2014 at 7:27 am

      Thank you Julian!

  9. October 28, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Congratulations Anatoli, loved your submission to the challenge, a well deserved win.

    • talkavino
      October 29, 2014 at 7:27 am

      Thank you Suzanne!

  10. October 29, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Yay! Congratulations!

    • talkavino
      October 29, 2014 at 10:50 am

      Thank you very much!

  11. October 29, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    My friend, I briefly interrupt my electronic exile to wholeheartedly congratulate you on this so very well deserved recognition! Well done – we will celebrate in just a few days! 🙂

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