May 26, 2010 | by Lisa Mattson

The 2010 Wine Blog Awards nominations have been announced. A panel of 11 expert judges evaluated and selected the top five blogs in each awards category. I was quite surprised to see two well-respected favorites in wine blogging omitted from this year’s list: Alder Yarrow’s Vinography and Tom Wark’s Fermentation. Nevertheless, the voting period for blog finalists is May 24-30, and we encourage you to support the wine blogging community by voting for your favorites.

Winners will be announced on Friday, June 25, at the 2010 American Wine Bloggers Conference in Walla Walla, Wash. Both Laura and I will be attending the conference, as we’ve donated our videography services to the organizers to document the event. Jordan 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon will also be featured in the red wine live blogging event, and I’ve been selected to participate in a panel discussion on wine video blogging with Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson and Chris Oggenfuss of Vintuba.