Posts Tagged ‘Wine Blog Awards’

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 99: Gris is the Word

May 21, 2013

In this episode, Jeff talks about the difference between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio, as well as a little news about this here little blog…

Wine Tasted:


A to Z 2010 Oregon Pinot Gris

Here’s a few links for ya…

1. Click HERE to vote for your favorite wine blogs.

2. Click HERE to learn more about how to win what’s in that Silver Oak bag.

Stay Rad,


Which do you like more… Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio?  Leave a comment, and let us know what you think.

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The 2013 Wine Blog Awards just got a little more Radder… or… I don’t know where to begin, but I’ll try.

May 20, 2013


I don’t know where to begin, but I’ll try.

This is my phone…


My Nokia

I mean…

It was my phone.

When my parents moved to a different state while I was in college, they got it for me.

I didn’t really think I needed a cell phone.  Honestly, I used to make fun of people who had cell phones.


When your folks are footing the bill, it’s tough to say no.

This Nokia became my primary form of communication from 2001 to 2002.

Then, my parents started to get upset at the roaming charges (whatever those are) that were starting to rack up on their phone bill, so they discontinued service to my phone.

Like I said, I didn’t really think I needed a cell phone, so I never bothered to set up a service plan of my own.

I did, however, hold onto the phone.  After all, I’ve got a whole lot of people’s phone numbers in it.

Truth be told, I still look up numbers on my Nokia ever once in a while.


In October of 2002, I started dating a beautiful young lady named Kara.

She would eventually become my bride…


Here’s proof!


After dealing with my not having a cell phone for 10 years, she bought me one for my birthday in 2012…


Here it is!


Even though I never really thought I needed one, I figured I could use the phone for photo and video content on the wine blog that I had just started the year before.

At this point,  can say that my phone is the most important piece of blogging equipment I own.


This morning, I got the news…

Stay Rad Wine Blog is now a finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards for Best Original Photography or Video…



Needless to say, at this point, I’m stoked to the hella.

I’m especially stoked to be in the running along side some amazing blogs in the same category.

Please take some time today to dive into The Journey of Jordan, What’s in the Bottle, Chasing the Vine, and my personal favorite, 4488: A Ridge Blog.  You’ll be glad you did.  They have some killer content!

If you feel so inclined, you can vote for your favorites at

Of course, if you’re a fan of this…

or this…


or maybe even this…

I’d love to have your vote here!

Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to spend it with me… Me and my phone, that is.

Stay Rad,


We Interrupt Stay Rad to Hype Up the Wine Blog Awards

March 25, 2013

It’s award season.

Namely, it’s Wine Blog Award season.

Specifically, the nominations window for the 7th Annual Wine Blog Awards has just opened up.

When I first started this blog in 2011, I found myself inspired by several of the nominees, finalists, and winners listed on

I was overwhelmed by the number of folks who took the time to nominate this blog for those same awards in 2012.


Here we are in 2013, and it’s time to nominate again.


If you like this...

If you like this…

Or this...

Or this…

Or this...

Or this…

Or this...

Or this…

Please consider checking out the list of nominees for the Wine Blog Awards.  There are some amazing blogs there.

If you feel compelled to nominate this blog for Best Original Video on a Wine Blog, Best Wine Reviews on a Wine Blog, Best Writing on a Wine Blog, or Best Overall Wine Blog, please click this link to make your nominations.

If you’re hardcore, check out the Stay Rad Archives, and nominate your favorite post for Best Blog Post of the Year.

Happy Blog-Surfing!

Stay Rad,


PS – The nominations window closes on March 31st.  What are you waiting for?  Go nominate!

The Wine Blog Awards: Who’s Your Favorite?

May 18, 2012

Today is a special day.

Today, nominations open for the Wine Blog Awards.

So I ask you…

What is your favorite wine blog?

If you like this…

You may just want to nominate as your favorite New Wine Blog.

All you gotta do is go here…

If you’re hardcore, you can nominate your favorite post from Stay Rad as the Best Wine Blog Post.

Just sayin’.

Stay Rad,


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