Just thought I'd make it clear from the title, as I have my suspicions that a post titled Help a Wino Out might not get viewed a single time.

WinetoniteI know how much everyone loves to be asked for stuff, but really all that's needed here is a few minutes to go vote for Ed Thralls in a contest that Lapostolle has put together to send an aspiring wine maker to Chile to work. That's right, the prize is work. Anyway, Ed has been working really hard to pursue his passion over the last several years, including getting his wine making certificate from UC Davis. This would really be a great opportunity for him, and I don't think it could happen to a better guy. Those of you who know Ed, know that he is the type of guy that would do anything for his friends, including those of us in the online wine community. Now we have an opportunity to do something for him, and all it takes is a few minutes. To vote for Ed, all you have to do is -

  1. Go to http://www.uncorkthepassion.com/tweets/vote. You will be prompted to enter your birthday (you know, the whole alcohol thing). If you enter and it takes you to a page with nowhere to vote, click the link at the top that says, "Vote for Tweets".
  2. Click on the "Popular" tab, because you know Ed is a popular guy.
  3. Find the tweet from WineTonite, and click on the "Cast Vote" link on the right.
  4. Enjoy the satisfaction of having helped a damn fine human being further toward living his dream.

Right now Ed is trailing by a little bit, but he is certainly within striking distance. I would love to see him make up that ground. There is only a little more than a week left in the voting (ends 7/31), so let's roll up our sleeves and get this thing done. Thanks for your help.