That was fun. Let's do it again.
DrinkLocalWine.com 2010, which focused on Virginia wine and ended Sunday, taught me two things. First, that there is an incredible enthusiasm for information about regional wine in the state. Second, that social media, regardless of what cranks like I think, is here to stay. These two bits tied into each other during our Twitter Taste-off, which saw an unprecedented amount of information about Virginia wine flood the cyber ether.
We don't have official statistics on the number of tweets and retweets and various other social media things yet, but I'm told we're in five figures and working up from there. That means thousands and thousands of people learned about Virginia wine, and they didn't need the Winetream Media to do it. The wine world is changing, and the Wine Curmudgeon is glad to be here to watch it.
One thing I didn't learn? That Virginia produces quality wine. I already knew that. Petite manseng, anyone?