Greetings from WBC08 (or "It’s 10AM PT, and I’m already drinking")

Vinted on October 26, 2008 binned in wine bloggers conference

Greetings from the waning moments of the 2008 Wine Bloggers Conference in Sonoma.

It’s 10AM PT. And yes, I am drinking already. Some great things are happening here in Sonoma, and I’m looking forward to blogging about my winery walk through Michel Schlumerger, our discussion on the state of wine media (during which I received props from Steve Heimoff), being interviewed by WineBizRadio and Mutineer Magazine, and tasting some amazing wines (many at very odd times).

More to come after my mini-vacation, wherein I will visit Kaz winery (finally…).

10AM Pacific Time @ WBC08 on





  • Anonymous

    What the hell kind of glass are you tasing wine out of?

  • winehiker

    Were you really drinking, tasting, or just free associating?

    No, you were drinking – I saw you!

  • Michael

    I don’t know about you, but I’m friggin tired. Who would have thought that tasting wine and socializing would be such hard work. Anyway, it was great to finally meet you face-to-face. I had a blast!

  • Joe Roberts, CSW

    Thanks, all! Oh, I was drinking all right – out of the only glassware available at the time!

    Michael – great meeting you too. And I concur – a fabulous but exhausting time…

  • Alan Kropf

    You most certainly were interviewed by Mutineer Magazine, and a hell of an interview it was. It was great meeting you in person, keep up the awesome work with the blog.

  • Joe Roberts, CSW

    Thanks, Alan – happy to help, and nice meeting you as well; best of luck with Mutineer!

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