The Results are in! #MWWC7

This month’s topic elicited several interesting responses, as I hoped it would.  What I found most interesting was how the word “devotion” caused so many of you angst.  Even more interesting to me was how the response was almost unanimously divided by male/female response.  Many men felt uncomfortable with the word.  Whether because of the religious denotation or the idea of sacrifice, it was perceived as a negative concept.  Others looked at it as a loving gesture of sacrifice, of the natural give and take in relationships, as an affinity for a particular wine.  As an educator with a penchant for studying human behavior/relationships etc., I could have formed a whole study over this, but I’ll save you my thoughts.  The observation alone may elicit even more unfavorable responses, but take from it what you will.

Okay, now for the results.

On the podium with a BRONZE medal is Talk-a-Vino with his wrestling match with the term Devotion – The Blog Post I Can Not Write.

Taking home the SILVER medal is a sentimental tale of pink and blue, love served with every meal, and a special hope chest treasure, Armchair Sommelier with MWWC#7:  Requiem for a Potholder.

And for showing us that devotion can be an amazing act of love, The Sweet Sommelier wins GOLD with her tale of Devotion for her daughter.

So, Kara, congratulations and now it is your turn to pick the term for #MWWC8!  Now to finish packing my kitchen as the demo got moved up 2 days…aah!!! Wish me luck and lots of wine over the next six weeks.  The fact that I will keep trying to cook for my family with no kitchen is my big act of devotion and sacrifice.  But the results should be well worth it!

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Being a stay- at-home mom can leave one thirsting for a taste of the outside world, a world in which sentences are composed of more than three words. Being an educator means one is always seeking an opportunity to explore and learn. Being a woman with a need to connect can be a challenge when adult conversations are rare. In wine, I find the marriage of art and science, agriculture and storytelling provides limitless areas to explore. But it is the people that keep me engaged. The tenacity needed to keep the family dream alive, the risk to start anew, the trials and principles. I love the history of the vine, the impact of a season, the sentiment in the bottle. That is why I write. I write to tell their stories, to share a piece of mine. I write to learn as I teach others. I write to connect with new friends, to disconnect from the world. I write to celebrate what makes each of us unique, and that which ties us together.

10 thoughts on “The Results are in! #MWWC7

  1. Congratulations to all the participants of MWWC7. I read and loved all the blogs and kudos to all the talented, ‘devoted’ writers! Special congrats to @SweetSommelier – I knew it! Special cheers to @ArmchairSommelier and @Talk-A-Vino – well deserved winners!

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  2. Ahh, I’m honored and proudly holding my Bronze medal, in the great company on the podium! Congratulations to The Sweet Sommelier Kara and Kirsten The Armchair Sommelier – well done!

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