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Wine Bloggers Conference – A Whirlwind of Wines, Foods and Networking

After a magnificent whirlwind of tasting wines, enjoying foods and meeting wine enthusiasts over the course of a few days, it’s nice to be back home, relaxing and thinking about everything that occurred since Thursday evening.

Thursday evening was an opportunity to taste wines from several areas of the world including South Africa, Bordeaux, Chile and Spain.

Friday, registration began at 10am. Participants were registered quickly and then perused many of the sponsors of the Wine Bloggers Conference that had displays set up including some offering the tasting of wines. The event had the overwhelming support of 50 sponsors.

The sponsor categories included wineries, state wine associations, media, wine importers and a miscellaneous category that included Cabot Cheese and Cork Forest Conservation Alliance.

The total organization was under Zephyr Adventures. This company has been around for a while and offers worldwide adventures including touring via trekking, hiking and more. In addition to this, Zephyr Adventures organizes the Beer Bloggers Conference and the Fitness and Health Bloggers Conference. Zephyr is co-organizing the International Food Bloggers Conference.

My observation is that the Wine Bloggers Conference in Charlottesville, this past weekend, ran like a well-oiled machine. Most impressive is that one of the features of ZephyrAdventures is that everything starts on time. Amazing and it actually happened! Very impressive!

Tomorrow, I’ll be doing a write up of a long day that included a keynote address by Jancis Robinson, a quick look at three breakout sessions we attended. The extraordinary experience of enjoying hors d’oeuvres and wine on the lawn of Monticello, with the day finishing with a tasting of wines from several of the Other 46 wineries.

Cheers! Kathy

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