Wine Bloggers Conference Day 2 Pictorial

Saturday was day 2 of the Wine Bloggers Conference and started off with a beautiful hike in the Northern Alexander Valley. The hike started with a easy stroll through Rodney Strong vineyards where we tasted Muscat off the vine and was followed buy a beautiful but steep hike up their Rockaway vineyard. At the top we were treated with a delicious box lunch from Jimtown and wines from Rodney Strong included their famous Rockaway Cabernet.

Getting of an overview of our hike

Getting of an overview of our hike

Erika Strum and Nick Gorevic tasting Muscat

Erika Strum and Nick Gorevic tasting Muscat

Pruned Muscat vines

Pruned Muscat vines

start of the steep hike up Rockaway

start of the steep hike up Rockaway

me

me

Rockaway back label

Rockaway back label

Rockaway and surrounding mountains

Rockaway and surrounding mountains

 After our trip to Alexander Valley we headed back for the breakout sessions of the conference. I didn’t take any pictures during the sessions but make sure to look for my post on wine blogger credibility. After the breakout sessions we were treated to a Grand Tasting of Sonoma wines.

Plethora of Sonoma wines

Plethora of Sonoma wines

me, Becky and Lenn enjoying Sonoma wines

me, Becky and Lenn enjoying Sonoma wines

After tasting through Sonoma, my palate was sufficently fried and I was getting hungry for our dinner at Sebastiani winery.  At dinner we were treated to Alice Fiering giving a keynote address. Unfortunately my pictures of her didn’t turn out, sad because I did want graphical evidence that she came to California. haha
A little cheese and wine before dinner

A little cheese and wine before dinner

The usual suspects

The usual suspects

The Bloggers

The Bloggers

look at all those vegetarian options!!

look at all those vegetarian options!!

After dinner we poured ourselves onto the buses to head back to the Flamingo for another “after party” where Doug from Able Grape brought an amazing selection of his wines to share as well as El Jefe from Twisted Oak who brought the Skulls.
Attentively awaiting the next selection

Attentively awaiting the next selection

The Wines

The Wines

I think it is safe to assume that another stellar day was had by all.
Cheers!
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9 thoughts on “Wine Bloggers Conference Day 2 Pictorial

  1. Oh dear, Thea and I do look like we are conspiring about something….we probably were though!!

  2. Man…I look possessed in that picture.

    Maybe it was just the vino 😉

  3. Nice pics but why are they so small? Do you have full-sized versions? There are some great ones in there. Especially the one of me and Nick, suuuuper flattering 😉

  4. vcuspoon

    Sonadora – no not you two! haha

    Lenn – yeah you do look a little wild eyed! 🙂

  5. vcuspoon

    hey Erika
    just sized them down since I had a bunch in the post, I can send whichever one to you that you want though. Also, I’ll probably have all of them up on Flickr by the end of the week.

    see ya
    John

  6. Hi John! BTW, who was that guy following us around all weekend? 😉

  7. vcuspoon

    Hey Taster B
    That is Wild Eyed Wilie!! haha

  8. Man, that lunch and wine tasted like a million bucks after that hike. They could’ve been serving Oscar Mayer weenies and giving us two buck chuck and I would’ve been happy.

    Great shots!

  9. Pingback: Final Thoughts on WBC 2008 | Caveman Wines

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