Happy 3rd Blogiversary, The Academic Wino!

June 8th, 2011, The Academic Wino was born!  It’s hard to imagine we’re at the 3 year anniversary of the launching of this blog, but alas, here we are!

I just wanted to thank each and every one of my readers out there.  You have all been so amazing and

Photo By Harry Whittier Frees [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Photo By Harry Whittier Frees [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

have contributed so much to the discussion of wine research be it through your comments, your Facebook messages, or your Tweets.

Some quick social media stats:

  • 1 Year Blogiversary: About 1000 Twitter followers, and unsure of the number of Facebook “likes”.
  • 2 Year Blogiversary: 2,738 Twitter followers and 488 “likes” on Facebook.
  • 3 Year Blogiversary (6/8/2014!): 5,556 Twitter followers and 1304 Facebook “likes”.
  • I do have Pinterest, Google+, and Instagram, but I’m still not very consistent with these things, so perhaps I’ll have better stats for these next year!

Great work on the social media, folks!  Let’s try to keep the momentum going!  Find The Academic Wino on various social media platforms here:

It’s been an amazing three years in which I’ve been able to grow and develop not only my blog, but myself as a writer.  In three short years, I’ve managed to build up content and credibility to much that I was named the winner of the 2013 Donnafugata Award for Excellence in Enotourism, along with a scholarship to attend the Digital Wine Communications Conference in Rioja, Spain, in 2013.  I am eternally grateful for these honors and I promise to provide the same if not better content going forward.

Some exciting news: starting in the fall of this year (2014), I plan on transitioning into freelance writing on

Photo By Augusta Ludwig [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Photo By Augusta Ludwig [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

a full-time basis, which means I can put much more time into the blog, as well as other projects I’ve had to lay on the back burner during my stint working for “the man”.  After I get married in September and return from my honeymoon, expect to see a lot more from The Academic Wino!

That being said, I will be taking on freelance writing work (wine, environmental science, or general science) starting in October.  If you’re interested in talking with me more about possible opportunities, please visit my “Hire Me” page for more information and for a link to my LinkedIn profile.

I’m looking forward to what this next year has to offer!

Thank you again to every single one of you who have supported me in one way or another as without you, The Academic Wino is just another blip in the matrix.

Never stop asking questions. 

Never stop learning.

Be kind.  Be happy.  Drink wine. 

Thank you….