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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 area is also a great wine country destination during the winter months and holiday season. Thanks, Laury, for taking the time to dive into what makes the Finger … Read More...

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Finger Lakes Will Be An Awesome Host for WBC

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WBC14 – Session Presentations

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

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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 […]

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Day Two of the Santa Barbara County WBC

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2014 Wine Blog Awards Winners

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