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A Few Blog Updates

Talk-a-VinoActual title which I wanted to use for this short post was talking about SSP (Shameless Self Promotion, of course), but then I decided against it. However, this is what this post mostly is all about – a SSP, consisting of some “asks” and updates.

First, the “ask”. SAVEUR,  the “definitive culinary and culinary-travel magazine” (their own wording), is running its annual SAVEUR Blog Awards. There is at least one category there, “Best Wine Coverage”, where this blog might apply. If you like what you are reading and think this blog is worthy of a nomination, here is the link to do so:


Note that nominations will close on March 13th, so you have less than 2 days left. Apparently, the more nominations, the better it is, so … thank you!

Now, a few small updates regarding Talk-a-Vino and social media overall. After long hesitation, I created a Talk-a-Vino page on Facebook. The page had been live for about 9 month, and in addition to all of the blog posts, I share interesting wine news and articles there as well, so you might find it useful. Here is the link so you can follow the Talk-a-Vino page if you are not doing so already:


In case you are using a blog reader, such as Bloglovin’, you can find my blog there as well – below is the “follow button” for your convenience:


Last note regarding social media – about 6 month ago, I finally made it to Instagram. I didn’t create a specific blog account there (yet), instead I created simply an account for myself, so while you will find some pictures of food and wine there, most of the stuff simply relates to the travel, places, nature, flowers and so on. I’m thinking about blog-specific Instagram account, but I don’t know how to manage two with an iphone – if you have any ideas, I would greatly appreciate an advice. In any case, feel free to connect with me on Instagram (@anatoli.l).

And before we close here, a “local update”. In general, I pay very little attention to the ratings of the specific wines. However, I’m curious to know the average ratings for the wines in the specific region for the specific year. That information can be found in so called Vintage Charts. There are many sources for the various vintage charts – some are region specific, and some cover whole lot of different regions. In case you ever need to find and compare the different vintage ratings, I created a new page here in this blog which you might find helpful – here is the link. On the page, you will find a collection of various Vintage Charts from the different sources.

And this is all I have for you on this Wine Wednesday. Have a glass of something tasty and cheers!

  1. March 11, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Well done, my friend! Have fun tonight! 🙂

    • talkavino
      March 11, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      Thank you, my friend! We will 🙂

  2. March 11, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Voted! Good luck!! 🙂

  3. March 11, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Happily and gladly, it’s done.

    • talkavino
      March 12, 2015 at 5:06 am

      Thank you Suzanne!

  4. March 12, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Nomination complete… now off to check out your FB page! Good luck Anatoli! 🙂

    • talkavino
      March 12, 2015 at 5:05 am

      Thank you very much, Margot!

  5. March 12, 2015 at 11:41 am

    You’ve got another vote here!

    • talkavino
      March 12, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      Thank you Ant!

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