I should have known there was a wine blogger conference, because at this point isn't there a conference for everything? I was first told about the Wine Blogger's Conference by the fabulous Somm in the City, then she dropped the bomb that it would be happening in the Finger Lakes wine country this year. Now you know I signed up immediately. I am now currently counting down the days till this conference.
There will be around 300 wine bloggers from around the world to attend the conference in August. I have been told that there are some people who religiously attend this conference. It explores a different wine country each year. There is nothing more awesome than a room full of people who are passionate about wine, so I know that with 300 strong, it will be an epic time.
It will be my first time to visit the Finger Lakes Wine Country. There are over 100 wineries in the Finger Lake area and three wine trails. The itinerary for the conference keeps getting better and better. Karen MacNeil, wine educator and author of The Wine Bible will be the keynote speaker. MacNeil is working on the second edition of The Wine Bible and we will be given a copy at the conference. I can’t wait to get my hands on the book. Now you know that I will have to ask her to come on my show, Bruja On Books. Above all else, I also can’t wait to drink wine from New York State, eat local food, and luxuriate in my hotel room.
I have always had a love for wine and been interested in it from a senses point of you. Since becoming a wine writer, I have found that there are so many wonderful people in the wine business. People who are filled with passion and drive, representing all walks of life. I think that this conference will be a game changer for me on so many levels.
If you want more information on the Wine Blogger’s Conference, check out the site. Don’t feel like you have to be a wine blogger to attend, you can also be in other areas of the wine business. Follow the conference on Twitter: @WineBloggersCon, hashtag: #WBC15
See you there for the magick!