The EWBC was originally the “European Wine Bloggers Conference”, but in its 5th year is now justifiably undertitled “Digital Wine Communications Conference.” Communicators from 40 countries participated in the three-day event held in Izmir (Turkey) November 9-11, 2012. 280 wine bloggers, writers, photographers and wine industry professionals participated in three days of lectures, workshops, tastings and discussions.

The only international event dedicated to the convergence of wine and the web, the EWBC provides a unique platform for the global wine community to address today’s online communications opportunities. Please check out the hyperlinks to the Keynote sessions of the EWBC which set the tone for the high overall quality of the Digital Wine Communications Conference  with eloquent presentations by Andrew Jefford, Randall Grahm and Christian Payne.   and also brought together wines from Turkey, Georgia, Armenia and Lebanon in The conference concluded with a “Grand Terroir” Tasting, led by Tim Atkin MW and Charles Metcalfe which brought together wines from Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, and Lebanon. Sandwiched between were a broad range of sessions conducted by international opinion leaders in the wine world that revolved around the 2012 conference theme – Source. Per Karlson of BK Wine was kind enough to put together an overview of the itinerary which you can find here. Further content being released from the conference can be read on either the EWBC Eventifier account or the EWBC Bundlr account.

Congratulations to the organizers Ryan and Gabriella Opaz and Robert McIntosh of social media company Vrazon to a very well-planned and brilliantly executed conference.Below are the video and the presentation of the  Natural Wine Discussion Panel that I had the privilege of moderating. Our panelists were Dr. Jamie Goode, Virgile Joly, Dr. Maurizio Ugliano and Robert Josef.


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