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Agenda Updated and Speakers Selected for the Wine Bloggers Conference

Please take a look at the updated Agenda for the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference. We followed our normal selection process of issuing a Call for Content in November, having a vote by our alumni of potential sessions, and determining topics and speakers based on this vote. While the conference officially opens on Thursday evening, content begins on Friday morning with a keynote address (details coming soon), a panel discussing the History of Grape Growing and Wine Making in Lodi, and a second … Read More...

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Call for Content and Speakers at the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference

Speaker applications and content suggestions are now open for the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference and will remain open until November 22nd.  We are ready to hear from you to create an exceptional schedule and content sessions for next year. If you are an expert, have a story that needs to be told, and can impart some […]

Can you Guess the Location of the Wine Region of the Year?

You got it. Lodi, CA, home of the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference.  Two days ago, The Wine Enthusiast announced Lodi, CA as the winner of The Wine Region of the Year and as you can determine, we are thrilled. The award will be presented at the Wine Star Awards on January 25th in New York […]

Zephyr Adventures is Hiring

Zephyr Adventures is hiring two marketing professionals with an application deadline of September 20th: Conferences Marketing, Communications, and Sales Manager Chief Operating Officer of a new Marketing Agency Zephyr Adventures has been operating since 1997 as an active tour company and now also runs wine, beer, and food tours through its sister company Taste Vacations. In addition, […]

2015 WBC Presentations

Couldn’t type/write notes fast enough during one of this year’s sessions? No problem! For your convenience, we’ve compiled a number of the conference presentations below: Introduction to the Finger Lakes Wine Country with Christopher Bates, Alan Lakso, Fred Merwarth, and Laury Poland Digital Marketing for Wine Bloggers with Gary Nealon Mobile Ready Websites with Simon Ouderkirk and […]

Survey Results from WBC15

We conduct a post-conference survey and have done so for every conference we have ever run since the first WBC in 2008, using the same 1-5 scale where 1=needs improvement, 2=fair, 3=good, 4=very good, and 5=outstanding. We analyze these results thoroughly each year to make sure we are constantly improving. We also like to share […]


Wine Tourism Conference Yields Advantages For Wine Bloggers

Are you are looking for new perspective and insight into the wine industry beyond the annual Wine Bloggers Conference? Then you should consider attending the Wine Tourism Conference. The conference is designed primarily for leaders and representatives from the wine and tourism industries but is also of great value to bloggers looking for an insider […]


Thank You to All WBC15 Sponsors!

Finger Lakes Wine Country, you’ve gone above and beyond!  Thank you for welcoming us into your absolutely sensational community and diverse wine country.  Your authentic interest in promoting the culture of your environs is contagious! We couldn’t have made the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference happen without our conference partners.  A heartfelt “Thank You” for  providing some serious […]

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2016 Wine Bloggers Conference Heading to Lodi, California

The 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference will take place in one of California’s great historic winegrape growing regions – Lodi, California on August 11-14, 2016. Registration for WBC16 is open now! Lodi is important in terms of wine grape growing. While California leads the nation with 90% of all wine production, Lodi accounted for over 17% […]

2015 Live Red Wine Blogging #WBC15

I trust you’ve recovered from the whirlwind of yesterday’s live wine blogging session. Well, get ready for round 2! This time we’ll be tasting a plethora of Finger Lakes reds and rosés. Ready, get set, enjoy! Damiani Wine Cellars @damianiwine Ventosa Vineyards @VentosaVyds J.R. Dill Winery Fox Run Vineyards @foxrunvineyards Standing Stone Vineyards @SSVNY Chateau […]