Wine Bloggers – Are We in a Competition?

The Best!

This subject was actually asked of me last year. I got thinking more about it with last week’s fantastic Watermelon Thump & Chef Throwdown event at William-Chris Vineyards where media including bloggers and writers were invited. Now that I am being invited to some media events or attending conferences which bloggers and writers can attend, it made me sit back and think. For example, I went to the DrinkLocalWine Conference in Colorado where bloggers attended from around the country. I [Read More…]

DrinkLocalWine Conference 2012 from the Day After


I had the pleasure of attending the DrinkLocalWine conference 2012 held in Colorado. This was my first DrinkLocalWine conference and hopefully it will not be my last. I was interested in the conference when I saw the schedule and then have the chance to meet some of the people in person who I follow on Twitter. Of course the primary purpose of the conference is to make people aware of regional local wine. The conference was held in a church [Read More…]



I’ll admit I had not heard of Nomacorc until I was reading my Twitter feed and saw Paul Bonarrigo from Messina Hof had answered a question from somebody asking about cork taint. He said he was not concerned with cork taint because he was now using Nomacorc closures at Messina Hof. After I decided to go to DrinkLocalWine’s conference DLW 2012, I noticed that Nomacorc was sponsoring the Colorado Twitter Taste-Off. Here was their name again. We are VIP members [Read More…]

Colorado Wineries


When I decided to go to’s conference DLW 2012 in Denver, I quickly made airline reservations. Later I learned some of the other attendees were going to take a full day tour on Sunday of various local wineries around Denver and Boulder. Unfortunately my return flight was already scheduled for Sunday morning so I decided I would do my own winery tour as soon as I arrived Friday morning. As soon as I got my rental car, I was [Read More…]

DrinkLocalWine 2012 Early Plans

Balistreri Vineyards

The DrinkLocalWine 2012 conference is coming up quickly on Saturday and I am looking forward to it. A full day of seminars and fun is planned for the conference on April 28 at Metro State College in Denver with seminars starting at 9am. Tickets are almost gone so if you were sitting on the fence, get your tickets now! I plan on arriving early on Friday and since I have the rest of the day available, what should I do? [Read More…]

DrinkLocalWine DLW 2012: Colorado

I have certainly enjoyed tasting and drinking Texas wine, my local wine, no matter where it may be made within Texas. When I get a chance to visit other states, I try to find nearby wineries to visit and sample the local wine from that state. Now I am getting the chance to taste some Colorado local wine. was created by Jeff Siegel and Dave McIntyre and an annual conference was started in 2009 and held in Texas. Every [Read More…]