Jun 122013
 
Wine Bloggers Conference reception at See Ya Later Ranch

Wine Bloggers enjoying the opening reception at See Ya Later Ranch during #wbc13.

Today, an earlier article I wrote prior to the Wine Bloggers Conference in Penticton last week was quoted in an article by Steve Woods, Business Editor at Technorati. Wood’s article is about how the field of wine blogging has matured and grown in significance.

“Wine bloggers are far more than individuals who toss one back then bandy about terms like “oaky” or “buttery”, “grassy” or “mellow” for the rest of us to decipher. They truly want to broaden the wine-tasting experiences of their readers, trying out perhaps lesser-known wines from around the globe, in search of unique flavors that vintners have brought forth through a variety of secretive techniques,” writes Woods.

From my personal experience, I couldn’t agree more. There is a true passion among most wine bloggers that is infectious.

My own little piece of the article includes the following from Woods: “Those that share their love of wine through the written word are also asking the same question as others who have labored for years online: Are blogs dead? Wine blogger Michael Wangbickler, who shares secrets and insights about the wine industry as a whole, writes in his blog Through The Bunghole,” writes Woods.

“…from Wangbickler’s thoughtful commentary, many wine bloggers are insightfully aware of far more than just what’s in the glass in front of them. Wine bloggers, like successful bloggers in any area of endeavor, are taking advantage of social’s tools to take the conversations directly to their audience in a far more responsive manner,” concludes woods.

I’m flattered that Mr. Woods found my comments worthy of sharing and look forward to reading everyone else’s articles about the Wine Bloggers Conference and wine blogging over the next several weeks.

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