It’s going to be a busy next week as I travel to the Finger Lakes.

Prepping for dinner first night at Classic

I usually make this trip to work the back room at the New York Wine & Food Classic to gain knowledge and bring it to my Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition.  This year the Wine Bloggers Conference is also in the Finger Lakes right after the Classic.  That was luck!  I get to spend an entire week in the Finger Lakes.

Chef Pellegrino preparing dinner

Working the back room at the Classic the beginning of the week is hard work.  We are up early, carrying trays of wine flights, taking care of our panel of judges.  There is no room for error or a stumble (all the wine filled glasses will break) and I haven’t been to the gym lately to work on my arm strength.

I learn so much working at the Classic and not to mention the people I meet.

Wine Bloggers Conference

There is no rest. The Classic is over on Wednesday and Thursday evening begins the Wine Bloggers Conference.  So what goes on at the Wine Bloggers Conference?

Yes we drink wine and we spit lots of wine too.  We learn about different wine regions and processes of making wine.  We get to meet and talk to wine makers and we learn about digital marketing.

This year I am sitting on a panel for one of the break out session called Blog to X. I’m really excited about this as the others on the panel are not only friends of mine, but we are all pretty dynamic people with lots of information to share.

The subject I’m speaking on is blogging to consultant.  What I learn with my blog and marketing myself as the Hudson Valley Wine Goddess in turn help other businesses market themselves.

Friday evening I got asked to pour Hudson Valley wines at the Wines of NY reception. I get to share my love of Hudson Valley wines with 300 other wine enthusiasts.

It’s going to be a long week.  I guess I can sleep when I get back, but watch out I might be cranky.

My blog will most likely be dark this week.  But please follow me on twitter and facebook for all my updates during my week in the Finger Lakes.

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