DLW 2011: Missouri: The Write-Ups Keep Coming
Here are some links to blogs and online publications that talk about experiences at DrinkLocalwine.com’s 2011 conference and twitter taste-off:
• Check out the Twitter hash tag, #DLWMO, where are there are literally thousands of tweets about the wines and the weekends. They are getting close to 2 Million and still counting.
• Olivia Wilder’s live Internet-cast from the Twitter Taste-off, with special guest co-host Todd Kliman. Click on the radio player on the linked page.
• Russ Kane of Vintage Texas: “I can also assure you that our new ‘locapour’ movement can and will eventually join ‘locavore’ as its new conjoined twin.”
• Jeff Siegel, the Wine Curmudgeon and DLW co-founder: “Or, as Eric V. Orange, the founder and CEO of LocalWineEvents.com said to me, as we watched what was going on in middle-aged disbelief: ‘Wow. I never imagined it would be like this.’ “
• Tom Johnson, Louisville Juice: “And that, in a nutshell, is Missouri’s strategy: they’re going to make Missouri wine rather than pale imitations of California’s. They propose their wines not as a substitute, but as something unique that broadens the spectrum of wine as a whole. Without mentioning the word, they’re making what is essentially a terroir argument.”
• Trish Meyer, Discovering Midwest Wines: “What an amazing day! – great Missouri wines, wonderful conversation, and an especially unique camaraderie with others who shared our love of good wine.”
• Christian Schiller, Schiller-Wine: “But I found out during the 4 days that Missouri produces top-flight wine, although it does so with few European (vitis vinifera) grapes –- such as Chardonnay or Merlot — in sight.”
• Dave McIntyre in the Washington Post: “The DrinkLocalWine.com conference on Saturday was a ton of fun, providing bloggers and writers from across the country a weekend immersion in Missouri wine.”
• Mary Bloch, Around the Block: “Were all of the wines worth drinking? No. Some reinforced my previously held view that many Missouri wines can’t hold a candle to my favorite California, Oregon or Washington state wines, but others definitely surprised me.”
For more updates from DrinkLocalWine.com and plans for their conference next year in Colorado’s wine country, click here.