Excited: North American Wine Bloggers Conference

I’m very excited to announce that I will be attending the very first North American Wine Bloggers Conference when it hits in October in Sonoma County.  Wine Bloggers ConferenceMany of the wine bloggers that you may follow and that are nicely listed by Catavino at WineBlogger.info will be attending. Fast-growing wine biz networking site OpenWine Consortium and global (wine) adventure company Zephyr Wine Adventures are organizing the conference right on the heels of the very successful first European Wine Bloggers Conference that took place earlier this month. The conference hits town October 24-26.  A very big thanks goes out to Jason and Kim of WineLog for giving me the opportunity to attend!

The conference will be located at the Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa in Santa Rosa.  While there are no longer discounted rooms available, the resort does have other rooms available, as do many hotels within walking distance (as of the posting of this article).

The Agenda for the conference is chock full of wine-related activities such as multiple tastings and live-blogging segments, vineyard tours by their managers and owners and dinners hosted by Wine 2.0 luminaries such as Gary Vaynerchuck of Wine Library TV.  There are also many educational and informative breakout sessions, such as the blogger ethics panel.

So register and come out to Sonoma just in time for the end of harvest!  I’m personally looking forward to some wine education and mayhem with Vinquire, WineQ, Winehiker and Wannabe Wino.  I’ll be blogging live throughout the conference and uploading wine reviews as quickly as possible to my WineLog. Join us!

Vinopanion: Ward Kadel - @drXeNo

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Ward Kadel - @drXeNo is the founder of Vinopanion wine blog, former West Coast Ambassador & Staff Blogger for WineLog.net and former Le Wine Buff for Bordeaux.com (CIVB). He will try any and all wines and tends to write about the parts of his life that include wine...like virtually all of it! He and his wife grew up in Napa and Sonoma and they still live in the Napa Valley. Check out the wines he's recommended with his WKBadges. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram and Like #Vinopanion on Facebook. Contact him: "Ward at WineLog.net". Ward happily accepts samples but does not guarantee a review, positive or negative.


  1. winehiker
    September 18, 2008

    While I would hold out for merely civilized mayhem, I do expect Vinquire to break the first wine glass. I look forward to seeing you at the Flamingo, Ward.

  2. […] In the final week leading up to the very first North American Wine Bloggers Conference (which I first mentioned here), I wanted to give you readers a preview of what you can expect from me over the next weekend: […]

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