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Travels, Wine

How I Got to the Wine Bloggers Conference

January 18, 2018
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As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I went to the Wine Bloggers Conference last November in Santa Rosa, CA. It was an amazing experience! I tasted so much great wine, learned a lot, and met wonderful people who, like me, love to get nerdy when it comes to wine.

I haven’t gone into much detail about it, but I was able to go because of the a scholarship fund that the WBC folks run. I’m so grateful to them for donating and helping me have this experience!

Let’s get to know my wonderful sponsors, shall we?

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Travels, Wine

Wine Dogs and New Tricks: What I Learned at the Wine Bloggers Conference

December 14, 2017

It’s now been about a month since I went to the wine bloggers conference and I’m still slowly digesting it. I love when this happens, when an experience touches you so intensely and immensely that it takes time to think and feel through all you experienced. It’s the mark of a great conference, really, and something I’m really happy to have experienced this fall.

Now that I’ve had some time to think, there are a few things I wanted to share about my experience at the conference.

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One the gorgeous rooms we ate in, NDB.

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Travels, Wine

Live Wine Blogging at the WBC

November 23, 2017
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One of the signature events of the Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC) is something called live wine blogging. Let me tell you – it was INTENSE.

There were two sessions – one for whites and another for reds – and in each session winemakers and wine reps toured around to different tables of bloggers and writers pouring their wine and talking about it. The part where I got to taste new wines and learn something interesting about the maker or the wine or the brand spoke to my little wine-nerd heart.

The intense part? We only have five minutes per wine to taste, listen, make notes and, in my case, send out a tweet. Some bloggers took notes to create content later but I wanted to show some immediate appreciate for these wines and their makers. Plus I was excited by the challenge to come up with quality content that quickly.

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