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The Spectrum of Dry Riesling

One of the wine discovery sessions at the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference was titled The Spectrum of Dry Riesling. I attended this session, in part because I enjoy dry Rieslings and this session was featuring Rieslings from Alsace in France. Louise Jordan DWS talked about the region and conducted a tasting of three Rieslings from […]

The Fizzyology of Lambrusco

One of the sessions at the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference was The Fizzyology of Lambrusco. Bill Whiting, Director of Wine Education for Banfi Vintners presented the wines and talked about the region of Italy. Lambrusco is a slightly sparkling red wine from the Emilia-Romagna area of Italy. Emilia-Romagna is sandwiched between Toscana to the south […]

The Flying Winemaker of Chile and Argentina

One of the Wine Discovery sessions at the Wine Bloggers Conference 2015 was “Wines Across the Andes” by Montes Wines.

Someone Is Negative About Your Writing

The last day of the Wine Bloggers Conference in Corning, New York offered spirited panel discussions with audience input. The first session was titled, The Secrets to Wine Blogging Success and starred Madeline Puckette from Wine Folly, Jana Seitzer from Merlot Mommy, and Frank Morgan from Drink What You Like. One question raised was how […]

Red and Rosé Wines Live Blogging Haikus

On our second day of the Wine Bloggers Conference, it was time for the winemakers to speed taste their red or rosé wines. The winemakers had five minutes to pour and talk about their wines to the bloggers that were typing away tweeting, trying in ernest to type less than 140 characters as they listened […]

White Wines Live Blogging Haikus

One of the sessions at the annual Wine Bloggers Conference is a blogging session of white wines. Winemakers from the Finger Lakes wineries were on hand to pour a wine and talk about it in just five minutes. The bloggers multi-task. Listening to the winemaker, tasting the wine and blogging, all within the five-minute time […]

“Know Wine Well”

Karen MacNeil delivered the keynote address at the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference in the charming town of Corning, New York. Karen gave the wine writers, bloggers and authors several things to think about that will help us improve our writing. One of her suggestions is that we should “know wine well.” This led me to […]

Virginia Wines at Pre-WBC15

Kathy and I had a delightful evening last night starting with a special, by invitation only, dinner at Hand & Foot in Corning, New York. The two-hour event took place right before the start of the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference, just a few blocks away. The dinner showcased several Virginia wines and the fabulous foods […]

Wine Author and Teacher Karen MacNeil Will Deliver Keynote Address at Wine Bloggers Conference

During our early years of Wine Trail Traveler, we were starving for wine knowledge. Stumbling on a television broadcast, Wine, Food and Friends, we watched attentively as Karen MacNeil led the viewers through a gentle wine education that was also entertaining. We kept searching for other broadcasts in the series. Kathy and I have been […]

Wine Bloggers Conference Gives Chance to Plug Ancient Winemaking Protocols

The previous Wine Bloggers Conference on the East Coast was in Charlottesville, Virginia. At that 2011 conference, I took a couple bottles of wine that I had made and shared with other members of the media. One bottle was an east/west blend of Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon and Virginia Tannat. This year’s conference returns to […]

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