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Is blogging “the attention-seeking barking of lonely poodles”?

February 22, 2010

Is this assertion of Ron Washam a wake up call for wine bloggers? What is the purpose of wine blogging? What is the real influence or importance of bloggers in the wine industry – in comparison with micro-blogging on Twitter or talking on Facebook? There are many types of wine blogs: blogs from producers, marketers, […]

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EWBC Goes Green – Part 4

November 2, 2009

Back to work and to reality after 3 days in sheer bliss working on wine and social media, meeting my virtual (but good) friends and getting to know more people. Technology people are very often environmentally conscious as they mostly try to work without paper and if they use it, recycle it. They’re also aware […]

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European Wine Bloggers Conference – Part 3

November 1, 2009

Saturday Oct. 31st was THE day of the EWBC conference. We actually worked hard going from one session to an other one, getting in touch with each other and working on important topics: what is a social wine brand? What is the impact of the social media on wine travel? How can wineries answer the […]

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European Wine Bloggers Conference – Part 2

October 31, 2009

Our first day of conference ended last night with a grand buffet and the pouring of the wines of the Douro Boys. But before we were rewarded by such a feast, we had to work hard through two tastings. Both tastings were a real initiation to Spanish and Portuguese wines. Esteban Cabezas, Marketing Director of […]

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European Wine Bloggers Conference – Day 1

October 30, 2009

I just arrived at the European Wine Bloggers Conference in Lisbon. The conference started yesterday with the live tasting of Cortes de Cima and I’m really sorry I missed the experience. But the fun began as soon as I stepped in the beautiful VIP Grand Hotel in Lisbon (5* – nothing less). I met Gabriella […]

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A new blogger, Hoke Harden

May 19, 2009

While I was tasting wines in New York City, one of the most respected and knowlegeable wine expert, Hoke Harden, started his own blog, Elixir Vitae. Why am I so excited about it? I had the privilege and the pleasure of meeting Hoke personnally and professionnaly. On a personal level, Hoke is delightful: witty, funny, […]

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European Wine bloggers Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, Oct.30-Nov1

May 6, 2009

Here it goes again: Ryan and Gabriella Opraz, from Catavino, are putting together, with our friend Robert McIntosh, the Second European Wine Bloggers Conference. It will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, from Oct.30 to Nov. 1 2009. The theme is: “Wine Writing and the Social Wine Brand.” Inspired? Save the date and register! See you […]

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