Wednesday, January 21, 2009

One Lovely Blog Award

I was surprised and pleased yesterday to receive the One Lovely Blog Award from Erika of StrumErika, a fellow blogger who covers both food and wine, including many restaurants in New York City. So it is now my duty, and my pleasure, to pass on the love to seven food and/or wine blogs that I especially enjoy.

1) Catavino
Ryan and Gabriella have recently given their excellent site a significant makeover and it is well worth checking out. Their site concentrates on Iberian wines yet also includes information on food, restaurants, and travel to Spain and Portugal. It is a model example of what can be accomplished with a blog by two very dedicated and personable individuals.

2) Good Wine Under $25
Dr. Debs covers primarily excellent value wines but has been branching out a bit more to cover food as well. She is a skilled writer with a discerning palate and her posts are always entertaining and informational.

3) Lenndevours
Another niche blog, Lenn covers the world of New York food and wines, from Long Island to the Hudson Valley. He has a number of contributors help him out but he clearly devotes much effort and passion into his blog. I have used some of his recommendations on a recent trip to Long Island, and he was spot on, making it a very enjoyable trip.

4) The Pinotage Club
I love Pinotage and there is no better place for information about that grape than Peter May's blog. He covers only Pinotage and does a great job at it. He is also very personable and passionate.

5) McDuff's Food & Wine Trail
David covers both food and wine on his blog, which is very well written and evidences plenty of knowledge about wine. I always seem to learn something on his blog and look forward to each new post.

6) Drinks Are on Me
Dale Cruse, a Boston area blogger, covers food and wine on his well-designed site. I have also had the pleasure of hanging out with Dale on a number of occasions and he is down-to-earth guy and friendly guys. His irreverant take on food and wine is very interesting.

7) Cave Cibum
Pam is another Boston area blogger but her emphasis is on food, from recipes to restaurant reviews. She has excellent photos on her site as well as many intriguing recipes.

These seven awardees just need to follow the simple rules below to receive this award and pass it on:

1. Add the logo to your blog.
2. Link to the person from whom you've received the award.
3. Nominate seven blogs of your choice.
4. Leave a message on the nominees’ blogs telling them of their award.


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