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UC Davis: A Leading Innovator of Grape Growing and Winemaking Since the 1930s

WBC16 sponsor UC Davis is known for cutting-edge wine research and teaching, the technologically-advanced Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building, and the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science.  In fact, the university is so well known in the wine industry some people point to just two degrees of separation between UC Davis’ Department of Viticulture and Enology and anyone in the wine world. For more than 80 years, UC Davis has driven innovation in grape growing and … Read More...

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WBC16 Excursion to Ironstone Vineyards

It’s going to be a great year at WBC16!  We had such a tremendous response to the excursions, our friends at Ironstone Vineyards threw their name in the cap to host a second post-conference excursion option.  This excursion is designed to give attendees a unique and intimate setting few will ever get to experience getting […]


The Relationship of Wine Bloggers to Wineries

The relationship between wine bloggers and wineries is complicated. Bloggers often write about a winery or its wines. Sometimes this is done without ever alerting the winery and other times it is done with some help – information, a quote, a free tasting, a visit, a dinner, or perhaps an event at the Wine Bloggers […]

Andrea Robinson

Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson to Keynote WBC16

We are super pleased to announce Andrea Robinson will provide the keynote address at the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference, taking place August 11-14 in Lodi, California. One of only 23 female Master Sommeliers in the world, Andrea couples this distinction with a strong culinary pedigree as a graduate and former Dean of the French Culinary […]

New WBC Post-Conference Excursion to Ironstone Vineyards

To those who were still looking for a post-conference adventure, we have an additional excursion option for you!   Ironstone Vineyards will be hosting an excursion to their winery in Murphys, CA. At an elevation between 2,200-2,400 feet, Murphys is in the heart of the historic 49er gold rush country.  Murphys, also called “Queen of […]

Updated Complete List of Wine Blogs

We are very pleased to announce that our Complete List of Wine Blogs is now up to date as of March 17th 2016! We recently added quite a few new blogs to the list: 69 new citizen wine blogs, 2 new international wine blogs, 15 new press blogs and 29 new industry blogs. The complete […]


Fall in Love with Livermore | WBC Pre-Conference Excursion

Our friends over at Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association have a lot to talk about when it comes to great wines.  Livermore area wines have been collecting a series of awards lately and the local winemakers continue to produce interesting estate grown varietals.  Not only are the grapes and the beauty of Livermore a compelling reason to […]

WBC Writers Corner

Bring Your Books – Introducing the WBC Writers Corner

Writers Corner at the Wine Bloggers Conference The 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference will offer a new Writers Corner for any wine writers interested in showcasing their wine book. We have had requests recently from our alumni to showcase their recent wine books. Since the WBC is all about supporting wine bloggers, we thought we would […]


2016 WBC Conference Excursions

Announcing the 2016 WBC pre and post conference excursions! It is no secret that Zephyr Conferences is fortunate to have the opportunity to host the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference in Lodi, CA this year.  Not only is the Lodi region a truly special place but after our announcement of the WBC 2016 location Lodi has […]