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wine bloggers conference.

It is all about the First Annual Wine Blogging Conference this weekend. The entire Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa will be taken over by some of the best professional wine lushes in America.

My dumb ass was too much of a procrastinator when it came to actually purchasing a ticket so I wasn’t able to buy one before it sold out. Thankfully, I am now helping out with the CIA’s Blind Tasting Challenge so I am now able to get in! Whoo hoo.

The best part of the event: meeting all of the people I talk to on Twitter on a daily or weekly basis, including @winebratsf (whom I have already met and already know she kicks ass) of Vinquire and Luscious Lushes Wine Blog, @Sondara of WannabeWino, @DrXeNo of WineLog Blog, @smellslikegrape of Smells Like Grape Wine Blog and those are just the ones I talked to today…  There will be many, many others that would take me all night to write down.

Any wine bloggers reading this right now: I will be the one handing out Scharffen Berger chocolate, so look for me at the event!

More about the event next week, for now I leave you with a quote from everyone’s favorite internet wine geek, Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV.

“People are always talking about what you’re doing now… To me, it’s not what you’re doing now, it’s about where you’re going.”

4 responses

  1. looking forward to meeting you as well!

    October 24, 2008 at 3:22 am

  2. That’s right. And at the intersection of wine and technology, the bloggers manage all the traffic. They are the front lines of bringing the delicious art in agriculture we so appreciate (ok, worship) to, well, everyone. No longer are a select few from a single wine magazine in charge of telling us what is good and what is not good to drink.

    The flood of upcoming Wine Love from this weekend’s conference will connect all wine lovers across the world who may be hibernating at home waiting for the economic storm to pass. Consider this your personal Stimulus Package: buy wine, online, from your sofa and connect with someone you love, or like, or want to love! And read your favorite wine blogs often!

    October 24, 2008 at 3:39 am

  3. HEY!

    we’re here! How exciting is this?
    The best part is meeting everyone, as well as tasting new and exciting wines! Two tastings down, one ZILLION to go

    October 25, 2008 at 12:24 am

  4. Hey Shana, It was great meeting you in person! Meeting everyone was definitely the highlight for me as well.

    October 29, 2008 at 8:18 pm

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