EWBC Taking Over Vienna, Austria - Oct. 22-24
Have you heard of the European Wine Blogger's Conference?
You've probably heard of our travels to the US Wine Blogger's Conference, Tales of the Cocktail, The Manhattan Cocktail Classic and (soon) a trip to the Beer Blogger's Conference in Denver this year... but did you know these great events travel overseas?
Thanks for Ryan and Gabriella Opaz of Catavino.net and Robert McIntosh of the www.wineconversation.com, the organizers of this spectacular event, bloggers from all over the world are invited, annually, to attend the EWBC and explore a different wine region of the world for a minimal price.
This year, the EWBC is taking over Austria for a few days - October 22-24th - with optional wine region excursions the 25-26th. Unfortunately, it's too late to get tickets, this spectacular event sold out months ago, but that doesn't mean you can't get your Gruener on and follow along. The conference is set to be streamed live - incorporating video, a live blog and live tasting notes from participants.
Something I particularly liked about visiting Austria for Vie Vinum was the change to drink wine in multiple palaces all day - and the EWBC is no exception. This event will be held in the Schoenbrunn Palace located on the Vienna's city limits.
Keynote speakers, Elin McCoy and Evan Schnittman will speak to bloggers about their journey of publishing, wine king, Willi Klinger, will lead attendees through a technical tasting of Austrian wine, wine-blogging knowledge will be shared by fellow bloggers, wine regions will be visited and, perhaps most importantly, wine will be drunk! Bring on the Gruener, St. Laurent and Zweigelt!
The wine regional trips will be through Burgenland, down the Danube and to the Weinvertal - these are not to be missed! As Stephanie wrote just last week, Austria is a fabulous place to visit!
Steve gets to attend this tasting so I'll following along from home. SO! mark your calendars, grab a bottle of Gruener and follow along with me- can't wait to hear what you tasted!
Prost! - CC