I just returned from the Wine Media Conference in Eugene, OR (the southern Willamette Valley). Or as I like to call it: Wine Summer Camp! Normally the conference hosts close to 300 wine communicators (serious journalists, bloggers, influencers, podcast hosts, and everyone in between). This year due to COVID, the event had about half the number of attendees, but we had no shortage of fun.
Speaking of fun, one of the highlights of the conference is the “Live Wine Social” event. Attendees sit at round tables as winemakers and winery reps circle around the room, pour their wines and talk about them, while we tweet and post on socials “live” and in real time. It’s a bit of a speed dating (or tasting) situation and it’s a blast. Below are my speed tasting notes/tweets on each wine.
Brooks 2017 Rastaban Pinot Noir $65 (Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon)
Benton Lane 2019 First Class Chardonnay $40 (Willamette Valley, Oregon)
I hope you enjoyed this post. If you are looking to Drink Better and Up Your Wine Game, check out my latest virtual wine tasting offerings, including both public and private wine tasting events. For virtual events, my tastings feature a small-format wine tasting set sent to each attendee for a shared tasting experience. What can you expect from a Virtual Vino event? Fun, approachable, interactive, and unpretentious wine education as we share smiles and wine!
Brianne Cohen is a certified sommelier based out of Los Angeles, California.
She has been producing events and weddings for over 10 years in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and also offers her services as a wine educator, writer, and consultant to inspire people of all ages.
Brianne completed the entire curriculum with the Wine & Spirits Education Trust and traveled to London in order to receive her Diploma certificate, which is one of the most coveted and difficult wine certifications. Most recently Brianne judged at the International Wine & Spirits Competition and the International Wine Challenge in London.
As a wine blogger, I frequently accept samples for review on the blog and on my social media channels. Please contact me at email@example.com to discuss sending samples for review. I promise to always be honorable with the samples. I will evaluate all wines in good tasting settings and with no distractions.
All reviews are my opinions, and mine only. Because of the volume of samples I receive, I cannot promise that all samples received will be reviewed, but I will do my best.