Category Archives: Web/Tech

Impressions from Savour Australia 2013

ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA – Savour Australia – the first international conference dedicated to Australian wine – is about to wrap up with a Grand Tasting of umpteen gazillion wines in a large convention hall with umpteen gazillion people trying to … Continue reading

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Colorado wines impress

DrinkLocalWine.com, an organization I co-founded four years ago with Dallas-based wine writer Jeff Siegel, held its fourth annual conference last weekend in Denver, bringing together bloggers from as far away as New York and California to explore Colorado wine. It’s … Continue reading

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Virginia’s “First Growth” #Wine Wins a High-Profile Endorsement

  RdV Vineyards just won another vote in its effort to become known as “Virginia’s First Growth.” Jancis Robinson, who keynoted the recent Wine Bloggers Conference in Charlottesville, wrote about RdV and its founder, Rutger de Vink, in her Saturday … Continue reading

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Wine Mags Go Mobile With iPad

The inevitable has happened. There are now wine magazines created exclusively for the iPad. The tablet computer is a media revolution, so it isn’t surprising that we now have wine publications dedicated exclusively to this format. It isn’t a complete … Continue reading

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Agh! Public Speaking – Seattle and St. Louis

In high school, I hated public speaking class. In grad school, I was a lousy teaching assistant. But maybe that’s because I didn’t have anything worth speaking about. Like wine, for instance. In the next few weeks I’ll be venturing … Continue reading

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye! DLW11 is Coming!

DLW 2011: Missouri will feature some of the top names in Missouri and regional wine as well a live Internet radio broadcast and an expanded version of our trademark Twitter Taste-off on April 2, 2011, at the Doubletree Westport in … Continue reading

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Sweet on Local Dessert Wines

When exploring the greatly improving local wine scene, it’s easy to focus on dry table wines – the most dramatic improvement – and lose sight of dessert wines. Stickies have always been a staple of local wines, but they are … Continue reading

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USA Today on Regional Wine

USA Today, the nation’s newspaper, dropped at hotel room doors across the land every morning, last week endorsed the regional wine movement with a travel feature on 10 “local” wine regions to visit. This is a great idea – if … Continue reading

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New York on My Mind

I’m a big fan of New York wines. Riesling from the Finger Lakes seems to get better every year, especially as winemakers continue to carve out a distinctive style that speaks of the region’s terroir. Are they particularly German? Well, … Continue reading

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DrinkLocalWine.com 2010 – THIS SUNDAY!

                There€™s still time to register for this Sunday€™s DrinkLocalWine.com 2010 conference and Twitter Taste-Off in Leesburg, Va. This conference €“ for bloggers, Tweeters and wine lovers of all kinds €“ will highlight … Continue reading

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