Michael Wangbickler on October 31st, 2008

A week after the opening of the first North American Wine Bloggers Conference, I find myself thinking of the future of wine blogging and public relations. A lot has been written about the conference, both during and in its aftermath. It is interesting to see the diversity of writing, topics, and approaches. One thing has become evident to me: wine bloggers are NOT a homogeneous group. There are varying opinions, interests, and styles. The wine public relations and marketing professional who does not consider this will find themselves reprimanded, or worse, left out of the conversation altogether. The smart wine PR professional will recognize that the field of PR is evolving and that wine bloggers are very much going to be a part of it. Wine bloggers deserve our respect and consideration. Take the time to engage them and build relationships, and you will find that things will work out for you in the long run.

Below, you will find what I hope is a comprehensive list of postings/articles regarding the Wine Bloggers Conference from both bloggers and traditional media. This list does not include postings/articles leading up the conference, just those during and after. The list is alphabetical by blog/media and the postings listed are in reverse-chronological order. I tried to include everybody here. If you happen by and notice that it is missing anything, please let me know.

1WineDude
http://1winedude.blogspot.com/2008/10/garden-party-how-to-keep-wine-blogging.html
http://1winedude.blogspot.com/2008/10/greetings-from-wbc08-or-its-10am-pt-and.html
http://1winedude.blogspot.com/2008/10/1wd-live-wbc08-live-tasting-event.html

Acan Media
http://acanmedia.com/2008/10/28/social-media-for-wineries-2/

Another Wine Blog
http://www.anotherwineblog.com/archives/859
http://www.anotherwineblog.com/archives/818
http://www.anotherwineblog.com/archives/799
http://www.anotherwineblog.com/archives/697
http://www.anotherwineblog.com/archives/690
http://www.anotherwineblog.com/archives/686
http://www.anotherwineblog.com/archives/681
http://www.anotherwineblog.com/archives/671
http://www.anotherwineblog.com/archives/668

Anything Wine
http://anythingwine.wordpress.com/2008/11/03/wine-bloggers-conference-2008-3-of-my-favorites/
http://anythingwine.wordpress.com/2008/10/31/from-the-wine-bloggers-conference-my-thoughts-on-crediblity/
http://anythingwine.wordpress.com/2008/10/29/wine-bloggers-conference-day-3-pictorial/
http://anythingwine.wordpress.com/2008/10/28/wine-bloggers-conference-day-2-pictorial/
http://anythingwine.wordpress.com/2008/10/27/wine-bloggers-conference-day-1-pictorial/
http://anythingwine.wordpress.com/2008/10/24/live-blogging-from-the-wine-bloggers-conference-2008/

Appellation Feiring
http://www.alicefeiring.com/feiringsquad/000521.html

Art Predator
http://artpredator.wordpress.com/2008/10/26/my-morning-wine/
http://artpredator.wordpress.com/2008/10/26/wifi-on-the-bus-only-in-america/
http://artpredator.wordpress.com/2008/10/25/art-predator-drinks-up-1st-wine-bloggers-conference/
http://artpredator.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/biodynamic-mostly-organic-quivira/
http://artpredator.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/blog-tips-2-conferences-2-continents/
http://artpredator.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/wine-wine-wine-alice-feiring-too/
http://artpredator.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/sharing-the-wealth-the-owc-way-part-1/

California Life
http://winedivergirl.wordpress.com/2008/10/25/a-world-the-size-of-my-laptop/
http://winedivergirl.wordpress.com/2008/10/24/wine-bloggers-conference-live/
http://winedivergirl.wordpress.com/2008/10/24/speed-wine-tasting-for-bloggers-whoosh/

Caveman Wines
http://cavemanwines.com/blog/2008/10/28/the-wine-blogger-unconference/
http://cavemanwines.com/blog/2008/10/28/watch-out-mr-parker-alice-feiring-is-on-a-mission/
http://cavemanwines.com/blog/2008/10/27/wine-bloggers-conference-breakout-sessions/
http://cavemanwines.com/blog/2008/10/25/what-i-learned-from-gary-vaynerchuk-wbc/
http://cavemanwines.com/blog/2008/10/25/blind-tasting-challenge-at-wbc-08/
http://cavemanwines.com/blog/2008/10/24/live-blogging-from-wbc-08/

Cellarette
http://cellarette.wordpress.com/2008/10/24/bloggers-off-and-running/

Cheapwineratings.com
http://cheapwineratings.com/2008/11/07/wine-blog-credibility-why-debate-it/
http://cheapwineratings.com/2008/11/05/advertising-and-wine-blogs/
http://cheapwineratings.com/2008/10/24/live-blogging-wine-tasting-at-the-wine-bloggers-conference/

Corkheads

http://www.ibabuzz.com/corkheads/2008/10/28/wine-writer-vs-wine-blogger/
http://www.ibabuzz.com/corkheads/2008/10/27/five-things-i-learned-at-the-wine-bloggers-conference/
http://www.ibabuzz.com/corkheads/2008/10/24/live-blogging-from-wine-bloggers-conference/

Cork Savvy
http://mobile.corksavvy.com/savvy-reporter/articles/wine-bloggers-conference-2008

Creative Loafing
http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/omnivore/2008/10/30/guest-blogger-lessons-from-the-wine-bloggers-conference/

Daedalus Howell
http://daedalushowell.com/wordpress/?p=491&owa_from=feed&owa_sid=

Dirty South Wine
http://www.dirtysouthwine.com/my_weblog/wine-bloggers-conference/
http://www.dirtysouthwine.com/my_weblog/2008/10/mini-recap-wine-bloggers-conference-and-fancy-dancin.html
http://www.dirtysouthwine.com/my_weblog/2008/10/grimace-says-sleep-is-for-the-weak-wine-bloggers-conference-day-1.html

Domaine547
http://domaine547.com/2008/10/24/wine-bloggers-conference-live-blogging/

Drink Charitably
http://drinkcharitably.com/2008/10/inspired-bythe-wine-blogger-conference/

Dr. Vino
http://www.drvino.com/2008/10/28/tell-us-about-your-wine-blog-and-the-wbc-elevator-pitch/

EnoBytes
http://enobytes.org/wine_blog/2008/10/22/kickn-it-at-kick-ranch-wbc-bloggers-unite/

Family, Love, Wine
http://familylovewine.wordpress.com/2008/11/10/bringing-the-wines-of-new-york-to-the-wine-bloggers-conference/
http://familylovewine.wordpress.com/2008/11/05/how-do-i-feel-about-finger-lakes-wine-country-after-visiting-sonoma/
http://familylovewine.wordpress.com/2008/11/01/wine-bloggers-conference-report-our-vineyard-walk-at-michel-schlumberger/
http://familylovewine.wordpress.com/2008/10/26/wine-bloggers-conference-in-sonoma-an-online-community-connects-and-demonstrates-the-collaborative-nature-of-social-networking/
http://familylovewine.wordpress.com/2008/10/23/getting-ready-for-wine-bloggers-conference-this-weekend/

Fermentation
http://fermentation.typepad.com/fermentation/2008/10/the-battle-for-wine-and-how-i-learned-to-love-alice-feiring.html
http://fermentation.typepad.com/fermentation/2008/10/13-things-i-learned-at-the-wine-bloggers-conference.html
http://fermentation.typepad.com/fermentation/2008/10/on-the-eve-of-the-first-wine-bloggers-conference.html

Good Grape
http://www.goodgrape.com/index.php/site/vin_de_napkin_wine_bloggers_conference/

Good Wines Under $20
http://goodwineunder20.blogspot.com/2008/10/fall-in-russian-river-valley.html

Hamptons.com
http://www.hamptons.com/detail.ihtml?id=5328&apid=10857&sid=5&cid=101&hm=0&iv=0&townflag=

Ken’s Wine Guide
http://kenswineguide.com/blog/?p=38
http://kenswineguide.com/blog/?p=37
http://kenswineguide.com/blog/?p=36

Kilted Blog
http://chrismbutts.blogspot.com/2008/10/blind-tasting.html

Lenndeavors
http://lennthompson.typepad.com/lenndevours/2008/10/wine-bloggers-conference-2008-view-from-the-top-of-rockaway-vineyard.html
http://lennthompson.typepad.com/lenndevours/2008/10/wine-bloggers-conference-2008-reactions-to-new-york-wines.html
http://lennthompson.typepad.com/lenndevours/2008/10/wine-bloggers-conference-2008-more-from-jim-murphy.html
http://lennthompson.typepad.com/lenndevours/2008/10/wine-bloggers-conference-2008-some-pictures.html

Luscious Lushes
http://www.lusciouslushes.com/2008/10/wine-bloggers-conferenece-day-3-recap.html
http://www.lusciouslushes.com/2008/10/wine-bloggers-conferenece-day-2-recap.html
http://www.lusciouslushes.com/2008/10/wine-bloggers-conferenece-day-1-recap.html
http://www.lusciouslushes.com/2008/10/live-tasting-session-from-wbc.html

Millennial Wino
http://millennialwino.blogspot.com/2008/10/final-round-of-competition.html
http://millennialwino.blogspot.com/2008/10/wine-blogger-conference-2008-day-1.html

mydailywine
http://www.mydailywine.com/2008/10/fire-starter.html
http://www.mydailywine.com/2008/10/live-from-wine-bloggers-conference.html

MyVineSpace
http://www.myvinespace.com/profiles/blogs/10-things-i-learned-at-the-wbc

My Wine Education
http://www.wine-girl.net/2008/10/photos-wine-blo.html
http://www.wine-girl.net/2008/10/wine-blogger-co.html

New Wine Consumer
http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WineLoversPageShoe/~3/436068787/TS-158043.mp3

Oenophilia
http://oenophilia.wordpress.com/2008/11/07/wbc-what-a-day-and-that-was-only-the-1st-half-day/

Prince of Wine
http://www.princeofwine.com/gary-vaynerchuck-of-wine-library-tv/
http://www.princeofwine.com/carica-winery-terroir-in-sonoma/
http://www.princeofwine.com/wine-bloggers-conference-speed-dating/

Reign of Terrior
http://reignofterroir.com/2008/10/27/hiking-rockaway-vineyard-with-doug-mcilroy/

Seattle Wine Blog
http://seattlewineblogger.blogspot.com/2008/11/beginning-of-end.html
http://seattlewineblogger.blogspot.com/2008/10/wine-bloggers-weekend-wbc-08.html

shana; not out on VHS yet
http://shanaray.wordpress.com/2008/10/27/images-from-the-wine-blogging-conference/

Smells Like Grape
http://smellslikegrape.blogspot.com/2008/10/gary-v-upstaged-at-wbc.html
http://smellslikegrape.blogspot.com/2008/10/home-from-wbc.html
http://smellslikegrape.blogspot.com/2008/10/saralees-vineyard-russian-river-valley.html

Snooth
http://blog.snooth.com/2008/10/27/wine-bloggers-conference-snooth-presentation/
http://blog.snooth.com/2008/10/24/wine-bloggers-conference-tasting-insanity/

Steve Heimoff
http://steveheimoff.com/?p=892

Stormhoek
http://www.stormhoek.com/blog/index.php/2008/11/11/its-not-what-you-make-its-what-you-stand-for/
http://www.stormhoek.com/blog/index.php/2008/10/26/news-flash-wine-bloggers-go-bloggy/

StrumErika.com
http://www.strumerika.com/2008/10/26/wbc-live-blogging-what-we-tasted/
http://www.strumerika.com/2008/10/24/wine-bloggers-conference-here-i-come/

The Stew
http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/thestew/2008/10/wine-bloggers-t.html

Tempranillo Tango
http://coralmustang.blogspot.com/2008/10/blogging-and-wine-wbc-2008.html

Unreserved
http://blog.winemag.com/steve/2008/10/27/so-what-did-i-learn-at-the-wine-bloggers-conference/

Vine Views
http://vineviews.grandcruclasses.com/2008/11/wbc-and-sonoma-summary-post.html
http://vineviews.grandcruclasses.com/2008/11/wbc-sonoma-trip-conclusion-at-the-vintners-inn.html
http://vineviews.grandcruclasses.com/2008/10/wbc-sonoma-visit-to-benziger.html
http://vineviews.grandcruclasses.com/2008/10/wbc-unconference-round-up.html
http://vineviews.grandcruclasses.com/2008/10/unconference-2-should-wine-bloggers-use-a-ratings-system.html
http://vineviews.grandcruclasses.com/2008/10/unconference-1-should-wine-bloggers-write-negative-reviews.html
http://vineviews.grandcruclasses.com/2008/10/wbc-breakout-2-blogging-for-your-business.html
http://vineviews.grandcruclasses.com/2008/10/wbc-breakout-increasing-blog-readership.html
http://vineviews.grandcruclasses.com/2008/10/wbc-vineyard-walk-at-alexander-valley-vineyards.html
http://vineviews.grandcruclasses.com/2008/10/wbc-dinner-at-sebastiani.html
http://vineviews.grandcruclasses.com/2008/10/live-blogging-from-sonoma.html
http://vineviews.grandcruclasses.com/2008/10/wbc-welcoming-lunch-at-kick-range-vineyards.html

Vineyard Adventures
http://www.vineyardadventures.com/?p=29
http://www.vineyardadventures.com/?p=23

Vinikitas
http://www.vinikitas.com/media/essays-/28-the-business-of-wine/202-generation-transformation

Vinography
http://www.vinography.com/archives/2008/10/is_there_any_point_to_negative.html
http://www.vinography.com/archives/2008/10/a_conference_for_wine_bloggers.html

Vinomadic
http://vinomadic.blogspot.com/2008/10/wine-bloggers-conference-day-one.html

Vintage Texas
http://vintagetexas.com/blog/?p=82
http://vintagetexas.com/blog/?cat=24

Vintwined
http://vintwined.blogspot.com/2008/10/wbc-is-overrats.html

Wannabe Wino
http://wannabewino.com/2008/11/18/hi-nice-to-meet-you-hi-nice-to-meet-you-hi/
http://wannabewino.com/2008/10/28/pictures-pictures-everywhere/

What a Trip
http://www.nancydbrown.com/journal/2008/10/24/north-american-wine-blogging-conference-one-wine-at-a-time.html

Wilma’s Wine World
http://www.wilmaswineworld.com/2008/10/wine-bloggers-unite.html

Wine Biz Radio
http://winebizradio.com/articles/winebizradio-20081031/

Wine Blog
http://wine-blog.org/?p=1349
http://wine-blog.org/?p=1194

Wine Brands
http://www.winebrandsblog.com/2008/11/results-of-survey-on-wine-bloggers.html

Wine Camp
http://www.winecampblog.com/journal/2008/11/4/wbc-08-its-a-new-dawngood-morning-people.html

Wine Case
http://winecase.wordpress.com/2008/11/06/california-taste-the-same/
http://winecase.wordpress.com/2008/10/27/a-few-tasting-notes-from-the-wine-bloggers-conference/
http://winecase.wordpress.com/2008/10/24/blogging-live-from-santa-rosa-ca/

Wine Clubbie
http://wineclubbie.blogspot.com/2008/10/inside-look-at-michel-schlumberger.html
http://wineclubbie.blogspot.com/2008/10/live-blogging-from-first-ever-wine.html

Wine Egghead
http://winefactsblog.com/2008/10/25/wine-10-wine-bloggers-conference/
http://winefactsblog.com/2008/10/25/wine-9-wine-bloggers-conference/
http://winefactsblog.com/2008/10/25/wine-8-wine-bloggers-conference/
http://winefactsblog.com/2008/10/25/wine-7-wine-bloggers-conference/
http://winefactsblog.com/2008/10/25/wine-6-wine-bloggers-conference/
http://winefactsblog.com/2008/10/25/wine-5-wine-bloggers-conference/
http://winefactsblog.com/2008/10/24/wine-4-wine-bloggers-conference-08/
http://winefactsblog.com/2008/10/24/wine-3-wine-bloggers-conference/
http://winefactsblog.com/2008/10/24/wine-2-wine-bloggers-conference-08/

Wine Enabler
http://wineenabler.com/sensing-revolution-at-the-wine-bloggers-conference/
http://wineenabler.com/recap-of-the-first-wine-bloggers-conference/
http://wineenabler.com/speed-tasting-at-the-wine-bloggers-conference/

Winehiker Witiculture
http://www.californiawinehikes.com/winehiker/1/the-wineries-of-kick-ranch/
http://www.californiawinehikes.com/winehiker/1/the-wine-bloggers-conference-2008-is-affixed-to-my-head/

Wine Life Today
http://www.winelifetoday.com/2008/10/dont-call-it-a-wrap-up-just-a-point-in-time/

WineLog
http://www.winelog.net/blog/2008/11/03/post-wbc-na-2008-the-wine-spies-party/
http://www.winelog.net/blog/2008/10/31/wbc-na-2008-day-3-brief-precap/
http://www.winelog.net/blog/2008/10/25/wbc-na-2008-day-2-brief-precap/
http://www.winelog.net/blog/2008/10/24/wbc-na-2008-blind-tasting-challenge/
http://www.winelog.net/blog/2008/10/24/wbc-na-2008-live-wineblogging/

Wine Lover’s Journal
http://loveswine.blogspot.com/2008/10/benefits-galore-from-wine-bloggers.html
http://loveswine.blogspot.com/2008/10/wbc-russian-river-valley-hike.html
http://loveswine.blogspot.com/2008/10/reds-are-beating-whites-three-to-one.html
http://loveswine.blogspot.com/2008/10/jerseyites-stick-to-gether.html
http://loveswine.blogspot.com/2008/10/crazy-pace-continues.html
http://loveswine.blogspot.com/2008/10/more-wine-blogging.html
http://loveswine.blogspot.com/2008/10/holy-overwhelmed-connection-batman.html

Wine Peeps
http://winepeeps.com/2008/11/10/new-zealand-wine-new-release-tasting/
http://winepeeps.com/2008/11/05/vineyard-walk-at-michel-schlumberger/
http://winepeeps.com/2008/10/29/highlights-from-the-wine-bloggers-conference/
http://winepeeps.com/2008/10/24/live-from-the-wine-bloggers-conference/

Wine Questers
http://winequesters.com/blog/archives/75
http://winequesters.com/blog/archives/54

Wine Scholarship
http://winescholarship.com/2008/10/24/live-wine-blogging-session-at-wbc/

Wine Sleuth’s Weblog
http://winesleuth.wordpress.com/2008/11/12/english-sparkling-balfour-extra-brut-rose/
http://winesleuth.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/kickin-it-at-kick-ranch-vineyards/
http://winesleuth.wordpress.com/2008/11/04/rockaway-vineyard-walk-at-the-wbc/
http://winesleuth.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/california-dreamin-the-us-winebloggers-conference-08/
http://winesleuth.wordpress.com/2008/10/26/wine-speed-dating-at-the-uswbc/

Wine Sooth
http://www.redwinebuzz.com/winesooth/2008/10/25/nawbc-live-blogging-post-10/
http://www.redwinebuzz.com/winesooth/2008/10/24/nawbc-live-blogging-post-9/
http://www.redwinebuzz.com/winesooth/2008/10/24/nawbc-live-blogging-post-8/
http://www.redwinebuzz.com/winesooth/2008/10/24/nawbc-live-blogging-post-7/
http://www.redwinebuzz.com/winesooth/2008/10/24/nawbc-live-blogging-post-6/
http://www.redwinebuzz.com/winesooth/2008/10/24/nawbc-live-blogging-post-5/
http://www.redwinebuzz.com/winesooth/2008/10/24/nawbc-live-blogging-post-4/
http://www.redwinebuzz.com/winesooth/2008/10/24/nawbc-live-blogging-post-3/
http://www.redwinebuzz.com/winesooth/2008/10/24/nawbc-live-blogging-post-2/
http://www.redwinebuzz.com/winesooth/2008/10/24/nawbc-live-blogging-post-1/

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16 Responses to “Final Thoughts on WBC 2008”

  1. WOW. Nice job, man!

  2. Ditto.

    By the by, I hope you get to be the official camera man of the 2nd NAWBC.

  3. Wow, so many bookmarks!

  4. Well Arthur, next time I’ll bring a tri-pod. I just couldn’t find it that morning.

  5. impressive collection of posts!

    thanks for including me!

  6. Great compilation!

    Wow, we wrote a lot…

  7. Great roundup. I have a feeling this list will grow. I know I have a few more post-WBC posts to finish. Cheers.

  8. Thanks for the inclusion.

  9. Mike, I had one (tripod) in my backpack! It’s ultra portable but it would have worked. Damn!

  10. Great posting and how you managed to get all those links in one post is impressive. I think you’re right about using blogs as PR and marketing tools now and into the future. Now if only I could get the Englisn on this side of the Atlantic to agree!

  11. Great wrap-up man! Nice job!

    John

  12. It was great to meet you at the conference, Michael! This is an awesome listing of posts about the WBC. I’ll be pinging back in a subsequent post and/or comments in my own overview recap posts. Thanks again and I hope to run into you again soon!

  13. Now if only we could encourage the wine industry, both high level execs as well as the PR and Marketing professionals to read a couple dozen of these posts, they’d certainly have an eye opener. It is an exciting direction for the industry to be going in and will serve the wine lovers the most!

  14. I’m going to try to keep this list updated with new postings as they come by. If bloggers want to give me a heads-up, so much the better.

  15. Michael,

    Thanks a million for including my posts!

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