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Changes in Store for WBC15

We have asked WBC attendees to rate the conference every year since we started in 2008. And each year we review all the ratings, read all the comments, and create a plan for improving the conference based on your suggestions. Here are a few changes you can look forward to in 2015: We will soon be asking our alumni to vote on potential content sessions so we simply can't say what the content will be in 2015. It all depends on you. However, we will push for more nuts-and-bolts sessions on … Read More...

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2015 Call for Content – We Want to Hear From You!

The Wine Bloggers Conference is all about you – online wine writers.  And we want to know what you want from the 2015 conference.  We are now collecting suggestions via our annual Call for Content and will then have a vote by alumni of potential content sessions before determining the agenda for WBC15. We are […]

Happy Holidays from the Finger Lakes

The Wine Bloggers Conference recently caught up with Laury Poland, President of the Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, an Elite Sponsor of the 2015 conference.  New York was named the 2014 “Wine Region of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast magazine and we are pumped to be in the Finger Lakes next summer.  The […]

Finger Lakes Will Be An Awesome Host for WBC

Two of the highest-rated Wine Bloggers Conferences out of the seven so far were 2010 in Walla Walla, Washington and 2013 in Penticton, British Columbia. We think it is not a coincidence these were also two of our smallest host cities and we believe the 2015 conference, to be held August 13-16 in Corning, New […]

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Zephyr Adventures in the New York Times

Taste Vacations, the new food, wine, beer, and spirits tour company from Zephyr Adventures, was included in yesterday’s New York Times travel section. I would like to say we were “featured” in the paper but the article was just a few paragraphs. Still, the New York Times is one of the best locations for a […]

What Is a “Citizen Wine Blogger”?

There has been some discussion and confusion since the latest Wine Bloggers Conference about what a Citizen Wine Blogger is. I created the term “Citizen Wine Blogger” back in 2008 when we first started the Wine Bloggers Conference. The goal was to provide a less-expensive price to the WBC to those bloggers who were not […]

The Future of the Wine Blog Awards

The Wine Blog Awards have now operated eight years in a row, generate hundreds of nominations and thousands of public votes each year, and provide valuable exposure for wine blogging in general and quality blogs in particular. At the same time, every year brings suggestions about how the awards process should be changed and improved. […]

WBC14 – Session Presentations

We know you took great notes at WBC14.  We saw you writing, typing, and recording during every session, all the while sipping on wine!  But in case you can’t decipher everything on your notepad, iPad, or voice recorder, we have compiled links to many of the session presentations in the following PDF. Keynote with Corbett […]

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WBC14 Pre and Post-Conference Excursions – the Wine Country Sense of Place

The Wine Bloggers Conference is located in a different wine region each year, giving attendees the chance to learn about new wines and the people, culture, and regional differences that contribute to their uniqueness.  WBC pre and post-conference excursions extend the conference experience and take participants to locations not included in the regular conference agenda. […]

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2015 Wine Bloggers Conference Heading to Finger Lakes, New York

We have been working for years to bring the Wine Bloggers Conference to New York and are pleased to announce the 2015 event will take place August 13-16, in the town of Corning, Finger Lakes region, New York. Registration and the hotel room block are both open now. See below. We first had the Finger […]