Good Eats and Zin on Thursday night gave me another opportunity to enjoy my work while NOT sitting at my desk. Likewise I met a few new bloggers, tweeters and winemakers. Some favorites of the evening include winemaker Doug Hackett from Dogwood Cellars, chef, owner, Greg Cole from Napa’s Celadon, tweeters: @theBeerWench, @robin_g and @luvschandon. These meetings and events are the reason Social Media is a complete and total redemption for computer technology. Far from separating and isolating, this tech is bringing people and ideas together in exciting ways.
While I participated in 2 of the 3 days of ZAP, including attending 3 interesting wine industry “best-practices” sessions on e-commerce, social media and direct to consumer business, I will miss the consumer tasting where wine 2.0 will host a bloggers lounge. In a designated area at the tasting, bloggers will be able to blog and tweet with free internet access. I must say, I am very much looking forward to those blog posts.
I’ll have more follow up on the sessions including the social media session I moderated with 2 impressive experts I asked to be on the panel: Lesley Russell, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, DTC for St. Supery and Joel Vincent, founder of OWC, producer of WBC and co-founder of VinTank. Stay tuned…it’s been a week!