This year’s Wine Bloggers’Conference showed me how much the consequence of our craft* has risen. The keynote speakers were major wine personalities, Jancis Robinson, OBE, MW, wine writer for the Financial Times and JancisRobinson.com who also advises the QEII on her wine cellar and Eric Asimov of the New York Times.
I am periodically going to publish bits and pieces that I thought were cool from these speeches.
This is Jancis Robinson talking about the evolution of her website and the decision to use a subscription model. I like it because there is not great master plan involved which makes me feel like even I could manage to accomplish greatness… Although she was already a Master of Wine at the time, so I guess there goes my dream again.
* Please slap me if I use such a phrase again. I felt like an actor dissecting their oeuvre, which usually makes me want to vomit.
Gretchen Neuman, VinoVerve Editor, September 1, 2011