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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 tour company (or any company) to appear in print and we have already received information requests from all over the country from this one article. The article focused on Taste Vacations' … Read More...

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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

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Day Two of the Santa Barbara County WBC

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2014 Wine Blog Awards Winners

The closing night of the Wine Bloggers Conference brings together many aspects of this yearly convergence of new media.  It marks the last gathering of all bloggers, together, for one final hurrah; the anticipated announcement of the next year’s conference location; the much anticipated announcement of the 2014 Wine Blog Awards winners.   ABOUT THE […]

Day One of the Santa Barbara County WBC

Yesterday was a packed first day of the 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference and we are only now getting a chance to review the day Wines of Portugal kicked things off with an amazing brunch. Held outside in a huge tent put up just for this occasion by the industrious and extremely welcoming Santa Ynez Valley […]

Grow Wild With Paso Robles Wine Country

The pre-conference excursions at the Wine Bloggers Conferences are a perfect kick off for folks looking to extend their wine country experience.  Typically an overnight affair, they encourage camaraderie and wine tourism through areas within reach of the host region.  This year’s pre-conference excursion, which filled up very quickly this year, takes intrepid wine travelers […]