So I spent three fun and wine filled days in Walla Walla at the Wine Bloggers Conference the other week. I did come away with quite a bit of new knowledge and that I don’t plan any radical changes to the blog or what I tweet. I think I have a great niche with Woodinville wines.
I know that wine blogging comes in many different forms. Some write, some put up photos, some use video, and some review wine. I don’t think one approach is better than the other. I think you need to do what is right for you. I know not everyone will like me or what I say. I think wine blogging is a bit like wine tasting; we all have different palates and like different things. You should drink what you like and read what you like.
My approach to wine blogging and tweeting is that I’m not a wine expert and don’t pretend to be one. I am continually learning and I hope I can continue to improve and do a better job. I know what I like when I taste it. I like to be honest about what I like and don’t like. I will never slam your oaky Chardonnay, but I just don’t like them. I promise to keep trying wines, even the one’s I don’t think I will like. That is part of the learning process. I do love our Washington wines and love how the industry has grown over the past few years. Many of you know I love Woodinville and Washington wines, but I do occasionally close the curtains to drink a big Napa Cab or a French bordeaux. I will continue to champion Woodinville and Washington wines. I feel lucky that I have so met so many wonderful people in the local wine industry. Cheers!