As you can tell by the little badge to the right there, I'm a member of OpenWineConsortium. I love logging onto this site to see what's going on in the wine world, what's new and what people are talking about. I'd say that there are a fair amount of wine bloggers out there and the good folks of OWC have decided to put on not one, but two conferences for us wine bloggers. The American Wine Bloggers Conference and (just so we don't feel left out over here on this side of the pond) The European Wine Bloggers Conference.
The idea was hatched sometime last year by bloggers Ryan Opaz from Catavino and Robert MacIntosh of The Wine Conversation both of whom deal with Spanish wines. Hmmm...I wonder if that's why the first European conference is in Logroño, Spain? Well, any excuse to visit Rioja is fine by me.
Looking at the schedule of events, it looks like a great opportunity to discuss the issues that affect us as bloggers, from blogging standards to monetization. Not to mention a flurry of wine tastings and on the last day, a round of visits to the local bodegas. I'm really hoping I can make it but if not, I'm sure we'll be hearing plenty about it on OWC.