Saturday, July 10, 2010

Bits & Pieces: WBC10 in Walla Walla

In the last two years, wine bloggers have been criticized by the traditional media.  And often, in spite of their criticism of bloggers, especially wine bloggers,  traditional media has often been the first to jump on the  "blogging band wagon."  Take a look online at your local newspaper, even the New York Times, and you will find blogs. 

Just recently, wine bloggers were under scrutiny when they came together at Walla Walla for the third annual North American Wine Bloggers' Conference.  Not just at this conference, but wine bloggers have been criticized as the wine industry watches the wine blogging numbers grow. Criticisms come with a broad range from: "a bunch of freeloading drunks" to "their social media tools have no value in the wine industry."

Sure, like anything, wine bloggers will come and go. But the tenacious and the talented will stay and even find their own place in the ever-so growing and multi-faceted wine industry and wine publication business.  

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