For the past 10 years, Gourmet Traveller Wine, in conjunction with the Wine Communicators of Australia, have held a competition to find the finest new wine writer in the land.
For the past 2 years, I have vainly attempted to win. Twice now I have failed. This year, my third tilt, will be the last time I am eligible (more to come on that) so I really want to win, if purely to fulfil the mythical 3rd time lucky philosophy.
The challenge of course is coming up with a good angle. Just like last years entry, I am quite fond of the hidden joys of the maligned and I think I’m heading towards it again this year. But every year I come up with a whole list of ideas, and each year I dismiss them all as too broad/not unique enough, or realise that I’m simply not clever/knowledgeable enough to write about them. Such is the peril of the wannabe wine writer…..
So, wish me luck then, and hopefully come February 12th I’ll be announcing my New Writer Award win on this very site (note the very positive tone).
But, in the meantime, have a squizz at my 2009 entry here which, rereading, was unsurprisingly a non winner…