WBC10: What I Learned This Summer

by Shona Milne on July 6, 2010

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!

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Dave N. 07.06.10 at 10:46 am

Shona — It was a pleasure to meet you during the WBC-or-Bust special events and the WBC conference. I knew of Washington wines (much more now) but hadn’t really been introduced to the great winemaking area of Woodinville. I was very impressed.

Here’s the link to my report on the Woodinville grand tasting: http://toledowinesandvines.blogspot.com/2010/06/woodinville-grand-tasting-and-lunch.html

Thanks to all the Woodinville wineries for making the special event possible.


Shona Milne 07.06.10 at 11:10 am

Thanks for the kind words and I’m so happy you enjoyed the Woodinville part of the trip. I will be passing on all the blog posts I know about WBC or Bust to Woodinville Wine Country. I’m still trying to cathc up and get me postings finished and get over to everyone else’s blog to see what they think about WBC or Bust and #WBC10. Maybe we will see each other at #WBC11 in Virginia?

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