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Thursday, July 21, 2011

WBC 2011 Or Bust: Wine Bloggers Gather in Charlottesville, Virginia

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More than 300 wine bloggers, new media innovators, and wine industry leaders are gathering July 22-24, 2011 in Charlottesville, Virginia for the fourth annual North American Wine Bloggers Conference - the premier conference for new media and the wine industry. This three-day symposium focuses on the unique intersection of wine with the world of new media including blogging, social media, and more.

Toledo Wines and Vines is happy to be part of the event for the second year. The Green Dragon and I will be covering the event and seeking out the best vino from hundreds of bottles being poured.

I want to give a shout-out to the sponsors of the event. They deserve a lot of credit for making the event possible. And since in the midst of the live wine blogging, I might forget to mention them, we’ll give them props right now.

Highlights of the event include an international wine reception, featuring wines from Chile, South Africa, Spain and France (among others), a reception focused on Virginia wines at Monticello, an Other 46 reception presenting wines from states other than California, Washington, Oregon and New York and live wine blogging.

My favorite part of the WBC is the visits to the wineries and vineyards, which includes “back stage” access to the winemakers and their best bottles.

Look for our reports in the days to come…

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