Australian Wine Review turns… five
I almost forgot.
By my count, working largely on a cursory glance to last year’s birthday post, this week – or last week really – is officially the fifth birthday of this blog, Australian Wine Review (or ozwinereview for short).
Without going into an Oscars style acceptance speech, I’d quickly like to take the opportunity to send out a quick thanks to everyone who makes this blog happen – from the kindly programmers and tech-type friends who’ve helped me out when things have gone to shit, to the (equally kindly) friends who point out when I miss an apostrophe in an ‘its’ or to my family and friends, for helping dispose of numerous half empty bottles (it’s more annoying than it sounds). Hugs.
On that note, a massive thanks must go to the wine producers who provide one of the essential ingredients for any wine review website – the wines. Thanks to all of you for opening great bottles/sending great wine/giving up your time to show me around. Thank you so much. Big hugs.
Of course the most important person to thank is you. Thanks for reading, thanks for commenting, thanks for the nice emails, thanks for the angry emails. Just a bucketload of thanks to all of you. Even bigger hugs.
So then, erm, thank you linesman (linespeople?), thank you ball boys (ball persons?) and lets see if I can make it through another 5 years…
(Want more? Here is a two part video I did on being a wine blogger filmed last year. The sentiments haven’t changed much and the issues remain the same. It’s only my ‘laugh lines’ (ie wrinkles) that have really deepened… View the videos here and here).