Monday, June 28, 2010

Walla Walla, Bang Bang! Bloggers Unite for Love of Words and Wine

The power of the written word is limitless. Apparently so is my capacity for delicious vino, which I discovered via the North American Wine Bloggers' Conference, held in gorgeous Walla Walla, Washington from June 25-27.
300 wine bloggers and industry professionals converged on this gem of southeastern Washington Wine Country for three days of tastings, wine dinners, seminars and vineyard tours.
Among the unique activities I joined in were two live blogging events that operated on the concept of 'speed dating' but with white and red wines. I'll elaborate on this in a later post, but let me tell you it was fast and furious and left us all Twitter-pated...especially the boxed wine we tasted...I'll explain that later too...
One of the most fulfilling aspects of my trip was meeting so many of my fellow wine lovers and bloggers. I received tremendous feedback about my site, and was surprised and honored to learn that some of these oenophiles had already heard about Vino Chick! The power of social media should NOT be underestimated.
On Wednesday, I'll take you to a few of the beautiful vineyards I visited, and introduce you to one vintner who shared with me his personal philosophy on winemaking.
For more of my wine adventures, follow me on Twitter @VinoChick75.

Special thanks to Robert Whitley at: http://www.winereviewonline.com/ for making this trip possible!

27 comments:

  1. It was great getting to meet you and hang out in Walla Walla. You supplied me with what was one of the single coolest moments of the entire contest when you got up and sang "Landslide" with the band at our lunch at Whitman Cellars.

    I look forward to reading more about your trip.

    Cheers,
    Ben

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  2. hey Ben-
    Thanks so much for the comment! I had a blast with all of you guys...and your panel was great this morning! Look forward to reading abotu your trip as well...here's to 2011!

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  3. I totally agree with Ben, quite frankly, it was the most memorable part of the whole lunch. You write a great blog and you sing like a star; you are one talented woman. It was really great to meet you, I look forward to following you now on Twitter too. Cheers to an amazing event!

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  4. hey Tamara, thanks! I just subscribed to your feed..great blog yourself and so nice meeting you! What a weekend!!!

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  5. Sounds like it was a blast!! Watched quite a bit of it on Twitter...think the wine industry is at the forefront of online marketing innovation, and that's coming from a South African.
    Will keep reading :)

    Regards
    Jen@cybercellar
    http://www.cybercellar.com

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  6. thanks for the feedback, Jen :) the conference was amazing..

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  7. Fantastic time. I feel totally lucky to have been on your bus to witness the "Landslide" moment. You are an amazing singer and it was one of the highlights of my trip.

    Josh @nectarwine on Twitter

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  8. thanks so much Josh! Was great meeting you and I look forward to reading your blog.

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  9. Heard the "landslide" was great...sorry I missed it. Luckily, I didn't not miss Hardy & Drew's Walla Walla techno explosion 2010 :)

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