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Thanks for a great discussion and thanks for posting!

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who came out for the wine blog seminar yesterday.

And thanks to everyone who’s been posting here at Wine Bloggers Unite! Great posts! And let’s keep it alive!

And thanks also to Master Sommeliers Drew Hendricks, James Tidwell, Craig Collins, and Devon Broglie for making us part of the wonderful and amazing experience of TexSom!


Slate: Why are restaurant websites so horrifically bad?

Here’s the link to the Slate post on restaurant websites that came up during yesterday discussion.

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood…

Grab your sweater ’cause the rooms are cold but the topics are hot!
Today’s the first WINE day of TexSom 2011, the check-in lines will be long and the scramble for seats predictable – but the day will be beautiful! How could it not? Eight hours surrounded by people whose passion for wine matches my own. In the real world of my life I am an anomaly. Even though I am in the industry, my peers and colleagues are seeking an intervention on my behalf… The rally cry is, “She needs to get a life besides wine!”
Well friends, I am here to tell you that this IS my life and that nothing makes me happier than wine. Period. You will never know enough about wine – reading, learning, teaching, swirling, sniffing and finally sipping… The wine is everchanging. The first sip from your glass is not the same as the last sip from the glass, the first glass from the bottle is not the same as the last, glass, this bottle is not the same as the last bottle, and so on, and so on, and so on.
Wine is a living, breathing thing – ever evolving, everchanging. Like me. I might seem like I’m only about one thing, but not true. The first glimpse is not the same as the last – I’m growing and changing, right before your eyes, because what you bring to the table stays with me, becomes a part of me and a part of my journey.
Thank you friend – won’t you be my neighbor?

Salud! KathyD

Content is King @TEXSOM Media Tech Seminars

Here are some highlights from Saturday's Media & Technology Symposium. It was a Wow Day!!!
Thanks to all the presenters for all their hard work, and great info. 

Roy Schneider
The Barbed Rose Steakhouse and Seafood Co.

FREE Story Pitch on Wine Blogging

We have Alfonso & Jeremy to thank for speaking this afternoon about the passion for wine blogging.  Their presentation empowered me to continue writing A to Zinfandel even though no one may be listening.  It is a journal of my life, my wine experiences, my wine journey, my passion!  My blog is my CV.  This is not the first time I have heard this.  When Gary VEE was here in Big DEE, he said that resumes should no longer exist.  Everything you are and can be should be online.  What a paradigm shift!

Please find me on FB:, and  Whew!  That is alot of FB pages.  Thanks for all the new followers on Twitter (@AtoZinfandel).  See you in cyberspace and over the next 2 days @TexSom.

A scene from the wine blogging seminar

Social Media ruminations and illuminations

Just wrapped up the blogging seminar with Jeremy and Alphonso.

Great insight and definitely some food for thought…..