#MMMC14 – Tradition

22 Dec

wine-stain1-3There’s a self-abusive yet strangely entertaining monthly event in wine writing circles called the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge. Last month the theme for #MWWC13 was “Serendipity” as chosen by the previous month’s winner, Anatoli of Talk-a-Vino. I had the good fortune to secure (read: buy) enough votes to win this prestigious challenge. Hey, no chortling, I really did. It meant that I used the prize money to splurge on a new font, a bottle of 2010 DRC Richebourg, and a pair of wild dress socks. That’s the good news. The bad news is that I have to choose this month’s theme.

The theme for #MWWC14 is …………drum roll (well, you probably read it in the title)………Tradizione, Tradition, 傳統 ,ਪਰੰਪਰਾ ,Tradició

From Mr. Mirriam-Webster: tradition (noun)

  • a way of thinking, behaving, or doing something that has been used by the people of a particular group, family, society, etc. for a long time
  • the stories, beliefs, etc., that have been part of the culture of a group of people for a long time.

Have at it. The Drunken Cyclist and I will figure out the schedule and let you know via the MWWC blog. Until then enjoy your holiday………..umm…….. traditions! Beware, there will be nagging and harassing involved for the heel draggers and blocked writers out there. About the prize money? There really isn’t any. And the DRC purchase that I mentioned above? That was a lie. Although I’d like to make buying DRC a tradition.

30 Responses to “#MMMC14 – Tradition”

  1. AL December 22, 2014 at 12:29 pm #

    Big Contrats young fella! How did you “secure” those votes again? Regardless, I have always enjoy the blog, not to mention your recommendations…but this fixation on Baby Duck has to stop. Salut, Skar, Kanpai!

    • Duff's Wines December 22, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

      I’ve grown past Baby Duck. I’m on to Boone’s Berry Farms Strawberry Hill.
      Thanks for the compliment. It’s hard to know if you’re of any assistance or if people enjoy reading the blog.
      Have a good holiday time. Let’s connect in the New Year.

  2. talkavino December 22, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    The song from Fiddler on the roof was the very first thing which came to mind when I read the new theme… The theme is seemingly simple, which will make it tough to write for 🙂 Happy Holidays!

    • Duff's Wines December 22, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

      Thanks, Anatoli. As you know, it is harder to find a theme than I thought. Wanted something that spoke to the industry and people’s individual enjoyment of wine. Enjoy the holidays with a little wine and down time.

    • Kara Sweet December 28, 2014 at 11:45 am #

      Mine too!

  3. the drunken cyclist December 23, 2014 at 11:36 am #

    Well done Bill! I am thinking the end of January-ish. Thoughts?

  4. the drunken cyclist December 23, 2014 at 11:37 am #

    Reblogged this on mwwcblog.

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