My first WBC is just days away!

We’ll soon be joining 300 other bloggers in Walla Walla for the third annual Wine Blogger Conference (#WBC10 on Twitter). 2010 marks the first time this major event is being held outside of California wine country.

And we can’t wait for more of the wine blogging community to be awed by the fabulous juice that Washington state is creating these days!

I wasn’t able to attend previous conferences, but if the wicked fun stories I heard are even remotely true, it’s going to be a blast. But the conference also provides a unique opportunity to learn more about our wonderful Washington wine country, and includes winery tours, panel discussions, academic breakout sessions and a keynote by Lettie Teague, wine columnist for The Wall Street Journal. There’s even a “Walla Walla Walkabout” to explore many of the tasting rooms in the city.

We also will be able to finally meet many colleagues – people I’ve chatted with on Twitter or Facebook for years. And I’ll be able to meet wine bloggers who won the WBC-or-Bust contest, for which I was a judge. I also was one of the judges for the 2010 Wine Blog Awards, which will be announced at WBC10, and I’m excited to find out who won! There are some extremely talented and knowledgeable wine bloggers in this country.

Note: There is time scheduled at the conference to blog, but I suspect I’ll be mainly posting on Twitter and spending the rest of the blogging time talking to colleagues face-to-face. I’ll blog about the experience when I get back to Seattle instead. So if you don’t see live updates from the conference, you’ll know why. And you can always find me on Twitter @writeforwine during the conference, with the hashtag #WBC10.

WBC, here we come! We’re looking forward to meeting old friends and making new ones, networking and sharing our common interests.

And it sounds like it’s wine o’clock all day every day. Wow!


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About Margot

Margot has been writing about wine since 1997 at KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon; ten years later, she created this blog. Write for Wine focuses on the fine wines of Washington state, with additional posts about Oregon, B.C., California, ANZ, France, Italy, Spain and more. A former national journalist in Canada and the U.S., Margot has been a Washington wine enthusiast since moving to Seattle in 1999. Her motto: “It’s wine o’clock somewhere.”