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The Happening: 2009 Wine Bloggers’ Conference Photolog


2009 Wine Bloggers' Conference: Twitter Tasting
A Twitter tasting frenzy on Day 1 gets morale up.

2009 Wine Bloggers' Conference: Joel Vincent
Joel Vincent, one of the visionary organizers along with the fine gentlemen at Zephyr Adventures, welcomes bloggers to the 2009 Wine Bloggers’ Conference in Santa Rosa, California.

2009 Wine Bloggers' Conference: Tom Wark
The upstanding Tom Wark showing Mutineer Magazine some love as the first print publication to publish the American Wine Blog Awards, which appeared in the April/May issue.

2009 Wine Bloggers' Conference: Jeff Lefevere
The awesome Jeff Lefevere of Good Grape accepting his well-deserved award for “Best Graphics or Presentation”. Lefevere is also the esteemed author of “The Top 10 Wine Issue That Stoke Passions, Fuel the Conversation, & Incite Debate” in the new issue of Mutineer Magazine, available on newsstands now. Check out our new issue locater for a copy near you!

2009 Wine Bloggers' Conference: Joe Roberts
1Wine Dude Joe Roberts accepted Bigger Than Your Head’s award for “Best Wine Reviews”.

2009 Wine Bloggers' Conference: Alder Yarrow
Alder Yarrow of Vinography accepted his TWO American Wine Blog Awards, “Best Wine Writing On a Blog” and “Best Overall Blog”, via a futuristic video. I’m into it…

2009 Wine Bloggers' Conference: Randy Hall
Randy Hall of Wine Biz Radio doing his thing.

2009 Wine Bloggers' Conference: Randall Grahm
The legendary Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyards.

2009 Wine Bloggers' Conference: Jeff Stai
Mr. Twisted Oak himself Jeff Stai, about to enjoy a gentleman’s drink of 2007 Twisted Oak Calaveras County River of Skulls, which is 88% mourvedre and 12% syrah.

2009 Wine Bloggers' Conference: After Party
That’s right people, AFTER PARTY.

2009 Wine Bloggers' Conference: Barry Schuler
Barry Schuler, formerly of AOL and currently of Meteor Vineyard told bloggers about the future of Internet media peppered with stories of Al Gore hitting rasta highs and dead on Bill Clinton impressions…

2009 Wine Bloggers' Conference: Jim Gordon
I’m pretty sure Jim Gordon of Wines & Vines considers me an arch-nemesis after I called him out during his Q&A when I asked him why his keynote presentation about “The Future of Blogging and Wine Writing” had NOTHING to do with the future of blogging and wine writing and instead was bullet point lists of wine story ideas and shameless hocking of Wines & Vines Magazine. What a bummer…

2009 Wine Bloggers' Conference: Susan Boswell and Christopher Howell
Susan Boswell of Chateau Boswell Winery and Christopher Howell of Cain Vineyard & Winery.

2009 Wine Bloggers' Conference: Tim Lemke
Tim Lemke of CheapWineRatings led a stellar breakout session on the monetization of blogs.

2009 Wine Bloggers' Conference: John McWeeny, Lisa M. deBruin, Hardy Wallace and Bob Asher
From L to R: John McWeeny, Lisa M. deBruin of Hahn Family Estates, Hardy Wallace of DirtySouthWine and Bob Asher of DrinkThisTV lead a breakout session on video content.

2009 Wine Bloggers' Conference: Alan Kropf
Tequila = Just what the good doctor ordered to see me through…


  1. Joel | Monday, August 3, 2009

    Jeezus, I should skip the crew cuts and just shave my head pretty soon. Hope my scalp isn’t too lumpy!

    Nice shots guys. Thanks alot!


  2. El Jefe | Monday, August 3, 2009

    I like how the sunglasses match the lamp. That’s not a euphemism.

  3. Alan Kropf | Monday, August 3, 2009

    It was great seeing you guys at the conference, and yes, I wore those sunglasses to match the lamp…

  4. Manatee Eater | Monday, August 3, 2009

    Patron! Good choice :)

  5. Chuck P. | Monday, August 3, 2009

    Looks like a great event. Where is the next one?

  6. Alan Kropf | Monday, August 3, 2009

    The river of absinthe has barely begun…It was great catching up!

  7. Odiedog52 | Monday, August 3, 2009

    Can’t wait to attend one of these!

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  9. 1WineDude | Monday, August 3, 2009

    Wow – even at that angle, I still look short!

    Anyway, thanks for the absinthe…!

  10. Jeff | Monday, August 3, 2009

    Your best bottle of ‘The Green Fairy’ and fresh horses for my men …


  11. brian | Monday, August 3, 2009

    Wow, talk about a happenin’ party..

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