The editor of Corks, Caps and Taps is an award winner!
Alan Wax, who founded this blog less than three months ago, won a Press Club of Long Island media award for a story published last September on Patch.com about the travails of Long Island winemakers following the Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene and the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, which drenched Long Island vineyards close to the 2011 harvest.
The Press Club presented the award at a June 7 dinner at the Woodbury Country Club.
Wax’s award-winning story, “Grape Growers Worry About 2011 Quality, QuanitiePLCI AwardPLCI Awards” was published Sept. 23, 2011. The 2nd place award was for a Business/Economic/Financial story published online. The first-place award went to a team of Newsday reporters.
Wax contributed stories about the Long Island wine industry to Patch.com from September 2010, shortly after the launch of the NorthFork Patch site, until September 2011, when Patch.com, a unit of AOL, dropped most free-lance contributors.