Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Wine Bloggers Conference Scholarship

"The Wine Bloggers Conference Scholarship was founded in 2009 to provide well established “citizen bloggers” with a stipend so they can attend the wine bloggers conference, further their knowledge, their network, the wine blogging community and the wine industry as a whole."
Wine Bloggers Conference 2014

I was a recipient of a Wine Bloggers Conference Scholarship last year and it was an amazing experience! I met so many people I'd only read before, was inspired to continue the blog, and traveled to a far off wine destination I didn't know existed and probably wouldn't have visited otherwise.

The one negative was that I went alone while Laima stayed home with the kids. This year we really wanted to go together but, as last year, finances won't allow for us to fit into our budget. So we'll both be applying for the Scholarship and can only go if we both get funded.

That's where you come in - DONATE to the fund and send a blogger to the Conference. Even if we don't end up being chosen, from my experience last year I know it's an amazing opportunity, but it only happens from generous donors. Donate what you can - in previous years Tom Wark (Fermentation) and Amy Gross (VineSleuth) each matched donations, which was a huge boon. Every little bit helps.

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