It’s not new news at this point (as it’s already been posted by Jennifer Zyman, Creative Loafing, Foodie Buddha, Bill Addison, Adventurous Tastes, Final Analysis, and John Kessler), but congratulations are in order for Hardy of Dirty South Wine, who just earned the Really Goode Job on Tuesday at Murphy-Goode winery.
I won’t regurgitate the job details you’ve already heard, but it’s a sweet gig and is perfect for Hardy, who had been looking into how to turn his passion for wine and social media into a career when this opportunity came along.
Hardy took Gary Vaynerchuk’s wisdom to heart and hustled his ass off for this job. Constant blogging, twittering, facebook surfing, good old face to face networking and conference calls (broadcast online of course) have a lot to do with his success, but being tech savvy and hustling is half the battle. Hardy has the wine chops, but more importantly, great charisma and an approachable personality.
Where am I???
So now it’s time to celebrate, right? Well it just so happens that the 2nd annual Wine Blogger’s Conference is going on in Napa and Sonoma County this weekend, and I’m writing this post from Hardy’s new digs in Healdsberg California, courtesy of Murphy-Goode. While he’s off taking care of official business, I’m drinking all the wine they stocked in this nice bungalow.
The Wine Bloggers Conference will definitely be a lot of drinking and leisure, but there is going to be a ton of blog related stuff I hope to learn to make this site and my writing even better. The packed agenda can be viewed here.
You can expect a few blog posts from wine country this weekend, so stay tuned if you’re into that sort of thing. If you follow me on twitter (jwsobeck) you can read up to the minute updates on my blood alcohol level.