Thursday, July 7, 2011

Expectations for #WBC11 & My Thank You

With just about 2 weeks to go before the start of the 2011 Wine Bloggers Conference I have to say I am getting pretty excited. In some ways this trip will be like many other wine-oriented trips I’ve taken, but I am pretty sure it will end up being much more than that. What am I expecting?
  • I am going to meet lots of people with faces and names that I will struggle to remember.
  • I will get a first-hand understanding of the “style” of many wine bloggers whom I only know online.
  • I will taste a lot of wine.
  • I will make some new and unexpected connections.
  • The information and tips will come at me fast and furious, and what I do retain will give me lots of inspiration for projects when I get home.
  • I won’t sleep enough and will come home needing a vacation from my vacation.
  • I will get to experience an area of Virginia that has changed a lot since I was last there as a kid.
  • I will laugh a lot, both before and after I taste a lot of wine!
A big thank you is due to the scholarship fund donors. A generous scholarship is helping make my trip to WBC  2011 in Virginia wine country possible. 
* Note: the above list was drawn from the WBC Scholarship web site donor page and blog posts. If I have missed anyone, please let me know and I will definitely get them added for their well deserved thank you.

The scholarship committee had quite a task to review all the applications and make their decisions. I must thank them as well for all the effort on behalf of all the applicants, my fellow recipients and myself.

Are you going to the Wine Bloggers Conference? If so, what are you expecting? Do you have any tips on how to take it all in? Drop a comment to share your WBC excitement.




Anonymous said...

Envious you are going! Things didn't work out for me to attend this year, but there's always next year.

1winedude said...

Another expectation: you will spit, otherwise you will pass out early on day one! ;-)