Earlier this week the annual Wine Bloggers Conference was held in Penticton, British Columbia.  This annual event was (3) days long bringing both citizen and industry wine bloggers together from around the world.  This event should be attended by anyone interested in or currently writing a blog, both industry and individuals, new media innovators or social media interactions.

The 2013 Wine Blog Awards were reveled and a full list is available here: 2013 Wine Blog Awards

Make sure you mark you calendar for the upcoming 2014 Wine Bloggger's Conference which will be held July 11th - 13th in Santa Barbara County, California.

I absolutely LOVE this program!  Washington Wine Country Taste and Tote - sponsored by Alaska Airlines and Enterprise Car Rental.  Alaska Airlines passengers flying out of the Pasco/Tri-Cities, Walla Walla, or Yakima airports will be able to check one case (with up to twelve standard 750 ml. bottles in one case) of Washington wine as baggage at no charge.Drop-off fees for vehicles rented from Enterprise Rent-A-Car will be waived (details below).

In addition, Alaska Airlines passengers can taste wine at participating wineries in Washington Wine Country at no charge when they present their Alaska Airlines in-bound boarding pass to one of the three cities.

Why couldn't everything be this simple, with a dedicated site for your wine trip planning offering benefits and perks!  Who could ask for anything more... so when you are considering your next wine country excursion, don't forget the northwest has plenty of great wines, vineyards, and wineries to experience.  Plan yours today!

The how-to's of weekend wine tasting... I stumbled across this article from Wild 4 Washington Wine and thought I would share.  I know being in the tasting room myself, behind the wine bar, many people are curious as to what/how the process works, what to do and why...

Just thought this helped simplify that process for anyone who is set to embark on a weekend of wine tasting.... Enjoy!