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Media Mentions & Accolades

My food writing garnered a bit of attention in the Research Triangle area, and I’ve had the honor of participating in a few award-winning blogs. Compiled here are those accolades and media mentions:

Winter 2017, Guest, ” Wente & Concannon Vineyards Tasting,” Wine Antics Live, Livestream.

Summer 2016, Panelist, “Wine Samples,” Wine Bloggers Conference 16, Lodi, CA.

Summer 2016, Guest, “Wine Antics #WBC16 Livestream,” Wine Antics LIVE, Livestream.

Summer 2015, Official Gold Judge for TABELog restaurant review website.

Summer 2014, Made a Featured User for Vivino wine rating application.

October 2014, Interview, “For RumChata, the Sweet Taste of Success,” Bloomberg.Com. Available here.

July 2013, Professional Judge for NC Competition Dining‘s Fire in the Triangle. My write-up of the event here. Mentioned in local press here.

June 2013, Finalist, Best Local Blog for Carpe Durham, the Independent Weekly‘s Annual Best of the Triangle Awards. View the results here.

December 2012, Winner for Frosty’s Chocolate Orange Martini, Best Winter Cocktail Competition, Washington Duke Inn. Write-up on the reveal at Durham Magazine here. My blog post with Washington Duke’s  bar manager preparing the drink here.

November 2012, Guest Post, “This and That Jam Cocktail Syrup,” the LoMo Market website. Available here.

September 2012,Guest Reviewer, “Burgerfi,” at the Straight Beef website. Available here.

July 2012, Professional Judge for NC Competition Dining‘s Fire in the Triangle. My write-up of the event here.

June 2012 Finalist, Best Local Blog for Carpe Durham, the Independent Weekly‘s Annual Best of the Triangle Awards. View the results here.

October 2011, Interview, “Southern’ Cooking,” Durham Magazine. Web write-up here. Article scans here.

June 2011  Finalist, Best Local Blog for Carpe Durham, the Independent Weekly‘s Annual Best of the Triangle Awards. View the results here.

August/September 2010, Interview, “Eat. Blog. Love.” on Carpe Durham’s origins, Durham Magazine. My post with the article scans here.

September 2009, Mention, “Tasty Words,” Durham News Service, a publication of the Durham Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.

April 2009, Mention, 30 Threads (Website no longer active). Unfortunately, I have no screen caps for this, my first media mention, but my rating system received special praise from blogger Ginny Skalski at the time.

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