GrapeRadio – 2009 James Beard Finalist x2


I’d like to congratulate my business partners in GrapeRadio for having been named finalists for the third consecutive year in the category of Video Webcast by the James Beard Foundation.

Here is our James Beard Award nominated video:
The Art of Blending.

In addition, we have also been selected as a finalist for an award in the Audio Webcast or Radio Show category.

Here is our James Beard Award nominated audio show: Thomas Jefferson and Wine.

The James Beard Foundation Awards are the nation’s preeminent honors for culinary professionals. More than 60 awards are given out each year in the categories of cookbooks, restaurants, chefs, design, graphics, broadcast media, journalism, and achievement. Nominees and award winners are selected by their industry peers, with more than 600 culinary professionals involved in the voting process.

We were honored to have won in 2008 with our video Stewards of the Land.

Thank you to all of our fans who have given us such great support over the years. American Wine Blog Award Winner

image001.jpgIt has certainly been a busy week for award related announcements at GrapeRadio. This morning it was revealed that GrapeRadio is a recipient of the 2008 American Wine Blog Award in the best podcast or videoblog category.

Just as with last week’s announcement of nomination for the James Beard Foundation Award, my congratulations once again go out to my hard working partners at GrapeRadio. Great work guys! – James Beard Award Finalist v2.0

08jamesbeard.jpg For the second year in a row has been named as a finalist for the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award. To put it in perspective, this is kind of like finding out the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences likes your “little” movie. We have been selected this year in the category of Video and Webcasting for our short documentary: Stewards of the Land.

The credit for recognition such as this belongs to my partners in the enterprise: Brian, Jay and Eric who do the day to day heavy lifting that makes GrapeRadio what it is.

Grape Radio – Our First Documentary

My partners at Grape Radio have put together their first short form documentary. They chose to focus on the Russian River Valley wine region and so far, everyone I have shown it to has been blown away. Podcasting has certainly evolved. One friend commented that content like this is proof that independent “new media” can compete with anything on traditional TV. Even if you are not an oenophile (wine lover) take a look and let me know what you think. (Just click the image below.)

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