After a long travel day home and two fitful nights of jet lag-affected sleep, I’m marginally back on NY Time. With so many thoughts, photos, and highlights to share from this year’s Wine Bloggers’ Conference, including a win for Best New Wine Blog of the Year, I know the first thing I should post is an enormous “thank you.” As a scholarship recipient this year, I definitely could not have attended without it. Between my career changes and my husband’s, trekking to the stunning countryside of Lake Chelan, Washington and the Okanagan Valley, B.C., would not have been possible; so to all the donors that supported the Conference and, consequently, my participation: Thank You!
This year’s Wine Bloggers’ Conference donors were:
Winemaker Jayson Woodbridge of Layer Cake Wines;
Tom Wark, author of industry wine blog Fermentation;
Megan Kenney, author of wine blog Wannabe Wino;
Craig Camp, both blogger and CEO of Cornerstone Cellars in Napa Valley, which also encompasses the Cornerstone line, the Cornerstone Oregon line, and the Stepping Stone by Cornerstone line;
Allison Markin, founder of the site All She Wrote which offers social media and content engagement strategies for clients in the wine, culinary, hospitality and cultural tourism sectors. She is also the creator of Eat.Drink.Tweet. events — social media seminars with a culinary twist;
Mia Malm, founder of Malm Communications, a boutique public relations and social media firm specializing in wine, food and luxury lifestyle; and finally,
Alina Ferguson, author of wine blog One Girl, One Glass, One World.
Thank you everyone and I hope to see you all next year.