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597 weeks ago @ 1 Wine Dude - What Do YOU Wanna Talk... · 0 replies · +2 points

My point wasn't about editors but rather wine bloggers need to help each other out. There are 300 wine bloggers attending this conference. Collectively, we can all have influence if we work together and support one another.

597 weeks ago @ 1 Wine Dude - What Do YOU Wanna Talk... · 1 reply · +2 points

Open up a recent edition of Spectator or Enthusiast and look at the list of people who worked together on that edition. Count all the editors, writers, assistants, photographers, etc... It's anywhere from 30-70 people who all work together on that one issue.
Imagine if we had that many wine bloggers all working together on one thing at the same time.

The one thing I hope happens is that wine bloggers realize they do a shitty job of supporting each other. You rarely see wine bloggers collaborating on anything, but when they do powerful things happen. If Ed is doing a #PinotNoir tasting online, why aren't there 30-70 wine bloggers supporting him in that?
If Joe does an interview with someone like Robert Parker, there's 300 wine bloggers who should all be supporting him. When RJ does a review, it should be reposted and retweeted all over the place.

Wine bloggers tend to just do their own thing which is why this industry is splintered and don't have influence collectively. Ultimately that's why consumers don't *trust* wine bloggers whereas they do trust publications. What I'd like to talk about is to have every wine blogger leave Walla Walla asking other wine bloggers, "what can I do to support you?" After that, we can talk about Pamela Anderson depending on how many bottles have been opened at that point.

603 weeks ago @ SmartBlog On Social Media - Pairing wine with soci... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks, Lisa! Really appreciate your feedback and your coming out to our tweetup in Raleigh, NC.
Keep moving the needle (and good luck with the Alicia Keys gig you're going after).

~Cheers
Dr. Bakas

613 weeks ago @ St. Supery's Table - CEO Notes from Emma · 0 replies · +1 points

What did you decide?

619 weeks ago @ Back to Bakas - 3 Ways to Use Leftover... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'd love to try your braised short ribs recipe this weekend. Do you have it somewhere handy?

619 weeks ago @ Back to Bakas - 3 Ways to Use Leftover... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks, Barb!

620 weeks ago @ Back to Bakas - 3 Ways to Use Leftover... · 0 replies · +1 points

What's the link to your Fan page?

620 weeks ago @ justbrand.me - Rebranding: The Good, ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks, Josh!

621 weeks ago @ Back to Bakas - Top 10 Bacon Recipes o... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hmmm, interesting. With basil.. Will have to give that a go. Cheers

621 weeks ago @ Back to Bakas - Top 10 Bacon Recipes o... · 0 replies · +1 points

I have not heard of that one, but is sounds like a winner.