A Few Highlights from the Wine Bloggers Conference ‘10

We interrupt this program to bring you a few highlights from the Walla Walla Wine Blogger Conference ’10.

Speed tasting – I was ousted by some dude named Steve Paulo. #twitterfail #twitterfail #twitterfail #twitterfail I demand a rematch!

Controversy over the ’09 Mollydooker Velvet Glove Shiraz – Time to throw a red flag here. At $180 a bottle, I expected more. Did price influence bloggers?

Private barrel tasting at Basel Cellars: Winemaker Justin Basel of Basel Cellars rocked it with a private barrel tasting of the ’08 Malbec which happens to be some pretty tasty juice.

…and listening to Chad Johnson from Dusted Valley – talking about evacuating Basel Cellars Cellar… Hilarious!

Blog Awards – Kudos to all the winners! Video Credit: Winetalker

“A blogger is the purest expression of a voice”Keynote with Lettie Teague

#WBC10 pics:

Other highlights – Making a few solid connections which could lead to big changes for the wine blogging community – more to come as the proposals unravel…

…but the biggest highlight of my trip was to meet so many great people and mingle with the folks that I’ve met through so many social media channels! And a big kudos goes out to Walla Walla and all of the folks who made this event possible.

Cheers ~Pamela


About the Author:

Editor and co-founder of Enobytes.com, Pamela is a sommelier and former restaurant manager and wine buyer with Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), Court of Master Sommeliers & Center for Wine Origins certification. She has contributed to or been quoted by various publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Sommelier Journal, Vegetarian Times, VIV Magazine, UC-Berkeley Astrobiology News, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, NPR and USA Today. True to her roots, she seeks varietal and appellation integrity and is always passionate about finding the next great bottle of wine.


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  5. Jordan Winery July 11, 2010 at 7:14 PM - Reply

    Dear Marc and Pamela,

    It was nice to meet you at WBC. Sorry we didn’t have an opportunity to talk more during the conference; all the video volunteer work took a lot of our time. But I’m glad we could spend a little time together during the mystery bus ride activities.

    Hope to see you in Charlottesville next summer. I look forward to staying in touch with you.

    Our video blog is located at http://blog.jordanwinery.com. If you have any suggestions on content, I’d appreciate the advice from veteran bloggers like yourselves! Keep those video posts coming! :)

    Best regards,
    Lisa Mattson
    The Journey of Jordan: a wine and food video blog

  6. enobytes July 13, 2010 at 9:50 AM - Reply

    Hi Lisa! It was so nice meeting you and hopefully we’ll see you next year! #WBC11

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