We are very excited to announce Randall Grahm will be one of our two keynote speakers at the Wine Bloggers Conference this August. Our wine blogger advisory committee put Grahm at the top of their list of potential presenters and we are honored he will be able to join us.
From his well-known Bonny Doon Vineyards, Grahm has made big waves in the wine world. As a writer, Grahm has contributed to numerous wine journals in addition to his well-known blog, Been Doon So Long, which was not only the 2010 Best Winery Blog winner but has also been made into a book, composed of a collection of sometimes-satiric but always thoughtful pieces. Randall is also very involved in social media, with his winery’s page gathering over 5000 Facebook likes and another 5000 Twitter followers.
Grahm says he is thrilled to be speaking at the conference. He says the Wine Bloggers Conference is “a perfect venue to publicly air all of my profound insecurities about the whole proposition of wine blogging. Wine blogging is a fairly imperfect art.”
With a history of pushing new practices within the world of wine, including making the switch from corks to screwtops and listing all the ingredients right on the bottle, Grahm has spent his time implementing Biodynamic farming and winemaking operations. He is a self-described “terroir-seeker” who recognizes that “the real work now is turning his words into deeds.”
We are eager to hear your thoughts on Randall as a keynote speaker!