Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve hopped on here and said ‘hello’! I’m finally getting back into a routine after nearly a month of traveling back and forth – I have so many adventures to talk about! Today I wanted to share day #3 of my trip to the Wine Bloggers Conference in Corning, NY last month. If you need to catch up you can find day #1’s post here, and day #2 here. Be on the lookout – the final day #4 will be on here soon! 🙂
Saturday morning I dragged my sleepy self out of bed to more sessions at 9:30 am, and after the sessions, we were greeted with yet another tasty lunch. More sessions were held after lunch, including the second speed tasting. Saturday evening we all headed over to the Corning Museum of Glass, where we attended a live hot glass demo. It always amazes me how glass artists can create such beautiful masterpieces!
After the demo, we were all escorted to the auditorium at the museum, where the awards dinner was held. Four courses were served, each paired with two wines, picked by the wineries, where bloggers then tweeted about their favorite pairing. It was a fun little showdown to create a little excitement during our meal. We had a zucchini fritter, corned soup, a delicious salad, and a New York steak. After dinner, the awards were given out and the location for the next conference was announced. The Wine Blogger’s Conference will be held in Lodi, California next year! After the awards show we all went out to the lobby, where (surprise!) Bubbles and dessert wines were served along with a variety of three different desserts that all tasted amazing.
At the end of the event, we were all given a beautiful Corning Glass Museum wine glass as a souvenir, and we all walked the short walk back to the hotel. In the lobby, Palm Bay Wines was serving 6 different amazing tacos paired with different wines for a midnight snack, and everyone socialized and chatted about the conference thus far.
I managed to sneak away for bed at about 1 am, but many people were up much later than I! I’m not sure where their energy came from, but I knew I didn’t want to be tired the next day, because even though the conference was going to end at lunchtime, I happened to get a seat at an optional post-conference excursion to the Cayuga wine trail. Click HERE for the final (epic) day!