Although May 20-22 will mark the date of the first-ever Beer Bloggers Conference in Europe, our brethren in the world of wine blogging have already experienced three conferences.
In October 2010, 200 attendees from thirty different countries traveled to Vienna, Austria for the third Wine Bloggers Conference. Was it a success? Check out the wrap-up video here:
The EWBC started out small, with only 38 attendees at the 2008 conference in Spain. The growth of the conference shows the increasing popularity of wine blogging, the growing influence of the conference, and the burgeoning support of the wine industry for those involved in social media and wine.
The EWBC is organized by Gabriella and Ryan Opaz of Catavino and Robert McIntosh of The Wine Conversation. It is a sister conference to the North American Wine Bloggers Conference organized by Zephyr Adventures, which is also organizing the Portland and London Beer Blogger Conferences.
Now, with a first European Beer Bloggers Conference planned, beer bloggers in Europe are poised to replicate (or exceed?) the success of their fellow bloggers in the wine world. Let’s do it!