Wouldn’t you love to hear about Santa Maria Valley wine from someone other than us? Yeah…we thought so. That’s why we’re bringing you 4 new guest bloggers this year! They all have passion and education for wine, love Santa Maria Valley wine (among other AVAs) and can’t stop talking about it. Whether they’ve worked in the wine industry, won wine certificates and awards or just succumbed to an obsession that fills their fridges with wine, these are folks you want to hear from.
Meet our guest wine bloggers:
Joe Roberts, aka 1 Wine Dude. This guy’s been writing about wine online at his site 1WineDude.com since 2007, when he noticed a need for wine information from real people that weren’t experts, but were really into wine. Thank goodness for all of us! Since then, he’s studied wine extensively, and received many awards for his writing.
Here he is in his own words: “Dad, hubby, bassist, free-thinker & hiney-shaker. Grand-Poobah of 1WineDude.com. Also Answers.Com & Playboy.com wine columnist (views are dude’s).”
Shawn Burgert, aka Wandering Wino. Shawn’s site, Wandering-Wino.com, is the first site where you can plan your wine trip, get reviews of the winery from real people and contribute your own experiences. You can also find area information on picnicking, barrel tasting and more.
Shawn has a weekly radio wine segment and can be heard throughout the “805” on KVTA 1590 AM Saturdays at 7:00 AM.
From Shawn: “805 Favorites, Photographer/Videographer, and wine reviews. Wandering Wino is like Yelp meets Zagat for wine tasting rooms. Freelance writer who is always wanting to learn more!”
Laurie Jervis, aka Central Coast Wine Press. This lady writes more about Santa Barbara wine country than anyone! With weekly columns in various local papers, she also writes for local wine programs, events, features and her own blog, she also has extensive experience in wineries, spas and wine events.
From Laurie: “Wordsmith for wine, vineyards and the people behind both. Life is about living, loving, laughing — and good wine.”
Liz Dodder, aka CaliCoastWine. She’s a food & wine blogger, writer, photographer, recipe developer, web designer, self-professed social media maven and Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW). She’s all over the place.
From Liz: “Lover of food, wine, travel, books, California Coast wine country, orchestras, girlfriends, laughter and cupcakes.”