Hot off the presses! This year’s Wine Bloggers Conference, to be held in Charlottesville VA will be keynoted by Master of Wine, Jancis Robinson. With a wine writing career spanning almost 40 years, I’d say that bloggers certainly do matter. Last year in walla Walla, we had a conversation and breakfast with Lettie Teague, another wine superstar and Wall Street Journal staff writer – not to mention former Food & Wine Magazine editor. The first Wine Bloggers Conference hosted Alice Feiring. Oh and that’s right! Last year we also had Andrea Immer join us for a panel discussion. Are you seeing a trend here?
I ask you, first, what do these three people have in common? And second, why is it that we still hear that “bloggers don’t matter” and consumers don’t trust us? Certainly, with all of these women hosting their own blogs and online writing portals, and with all three of these women being of some importance in the wine world, that should be fairly substantial proof that
and the old school wine world is sitting up and taking notice.