CORNING, N.Y. (August 13, 2015) — Finger Lakes Wine Country is hosting the 8th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference this weekend, August 13-16, 2015. About 250 citizen wine bloggers, industry bloggers, and other wine and social media professionals will gather in Corning from around the world to meet, learn, and share at the Conference, the first one to be held in New York State. Over the course of the weekend, bloggers will get a taste of Finger Lakes Wine County through attending special events and seminars, hearing from both wine and blogging professionals, and taking excursions into the surrounding area, all while sharing their experiences through social media.

With the majority of events being sponsored by local businesses and organizations, the Conference gives Finger Lakes Wine Country a unique opportunity to connect with new media, getting our story in front of key influencers who will be writing about it all weekend. Wine Bloggers Conference attendees have a reach of approximately 6 million people and will typically write hundreds of blog posts and Tweet approximately 20,000 times, generating 50 million impressions.

“Bloggers will experience the wide variety and diversity of outstanding wines produced throughout the Finger Lakes region, along with the genuine warmth and hospitality that comes second nature to the folks who call this remarkable place home,” says Laury Poland, President of Finger Lakes Wine Country.  “The entire region is excited to welcome the wine bloggers and share our story with them as they experience the beauty, feel the history and taste the wine of Finger Lakes Wine Country.”

The Wine Bloggers Conference is organized by Zephyr Adventures, which has been running active tours around the world for the last 18 years. Zephyr is also the organizer of the Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference, International Food Blogger Conference, FitBloggin’ Conference, and Wine Tourism Conference. For more information about the Wine Bloggers Conference, sponsors, events and participants, visit

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