It’s said that a couple has up to one year after a wedding to send out all the ‘Thank You’ notes for wedding gifts. It hasn’t been quite a year, but I wanted to write my thank you to the Wine Bloggers Conference Scholarship donors before the one-year mark.
In a perfect world, I would have finished writing all my posts and this thank-you post a long time ago, but we all know that we don’t live in a perfect world.
It was always in my mind to write a specific post thanking the donors for their contributions but I received an email last night from the Zephyr Adventures that made me feel it’s necessary to write this now.
This coming November, in Portland, Oregon, Zephyr Adventures is holding the Wine Tourism Conference, which is where the 2012 Wine Bloggers Conference was held. I’d considered attending this event after seeing Thea Dwelle’s updates and tweets during last’s years Wine Tourism Conference in Santa Rosa, but the email I received last night nearly sealed the deal.
In addition to Thea, other bloggers attended last year’s Wine Tourism Conference and felt the program was very beneficial. See here for story.
I think what struck me the most was the statement on networking opportunities available at the Wine Tourism Conference. I welcome the thought of finding a position outside the legal industry and would be grateful for the opportunity to build meaningful business contacts.
Coming full circle, had it not been for the donors for the Wine Bloggers Scholarship that so graciously donated funds, I would not have been able to attend last year’s Wine Bloggers Conference, nor would I have seen the importance of attending future events geared towards wine blogging development.