Cork'd shares wines from the Languedoc-Roussillon and O'Vineyards

I’ll be in Paris for Vin 2.0 tomorrow.  It should be a lot of fun.  There’s a big conference during the day and a live tasting at night and we’ve added my O’Syrah to the tasting list.  Feel free to follow along online, tweeting or adding reviews to Naked Wines, CellarTracker, Corkd, VinoGusto, Adegga, or any other social network you belong to. :)

The tasting takes place at
20h00-22h00
December 8th, 2010

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note: this conference has occurred now and you can watch a video of my presentation
note: This post has been severely edited as I receive updates about the conference schedule

Vinternet just announced Vin 2.0, it’s big Web 2.0 conference in December.  Last I heard, I’m on a panel with Rowan Gormley, founder of Naked Wines, and Philippe Hugon, director at Vinternet.  Pretty fancy for a mere “vigneron junior“, title I was awarded at Paris Web.

And this conference should be a lot of fun.  Paris will be full of tech gurus for the ultra-famous “Le Web” conference, and it looks like Vin 2.0 managed to skim the best and brightest for their event.  Illustrious and hilarious alike, conference attendees will hear from Gary Vaynerchuk, James de Roamy, Berthomeau, Rowan Gormley, and so on and so on.

The speaking panels and conference audience is limited to about 100 attendees will be aimed at wine professionals who already know a bit about the Internet.  I think it costs like 600 Euros.

There will then be a big live wine tasting and also an episode of Wine Library TV.   The “live studio audience” is invitation only, but Vinternet invites everybody to register for free at the eventbrite page and follow along online.  There’s going to be some sort of interface where you’ll be able to interact with the people on the ground in Paris and it should be neat.  I for one am exceptionally curious to see how this agency runs an online tasting.  To register, scroll down to the bottom of the registration page.  It’s free.

I will be on the panel discussing…“Développer ses ventes avec les réseaux sociaux – le e-commerce de proximité” or “Developing sales through social networks – Making e-commerce feel personal” and they’ve encouraged a special focus on … “les opportunités business du web 2.0 notamment avec l’oenotourisme, les nouveaux modes de commercialisation dans un contexte communautaire etc.”   I’m putting together some of my slightly unconventional slides and I will share this with you all once its done. 

Oh and Vinternet gets a +2 common sense bonus for scheduling the conference in a period when winemakers can comfortably attend.  I’m definitely cutting back on the number of events we do around harvest/vinification next year.

“It’s like a kid in a candy shop when it comes to Languedoc-Roussillon – so much to choose from!”

Cork’d, an offbeat social network devoted to sharing stories about wine, has just published a nice interview with yours truly.

So they shared the O’Vineyards story with their 35,000+ mailing list.  That’s cool.

But more importantly, they’ve been sharing EVERYBODY in the Languedoc-Roussillon’s stories!

I just want to say that I am super excited to see another website putting so much time into the Languedoc and Roussillon.  Remember, we’re one of the biggest wine producing region in the world, and we get relatively little ink in the USA publications.  So thanks, Cork”d.

How to find us

Domaine O’Vineyards is just a few kilometres north of Carcassonne. GPS coordinates: 43.259622, 2.340387

Domaine O’Vineyards
885 Avenue de la Montagne Noire
11620 Villemoustaussou, France
Tel: +33(0) 630 189 910

  1. Follow the signs to Mazamet/ Villemoustaussou until the D118 (the last straight road) and the Dyneff gas station on the roundabout.
  2. Take the exit towards Pennautier. Continue 500m to a small roundabout and go straight over.
  3. Look out for the second road on your right, Avenue des Cévennes which goes up hill (about 1km) to Avenue de la Montagne Noire.
  4. At the last juction, bear left at the road sign “Ave de la Montagne Noire” (confusing as it seems to show a right turn)
  5. After another 500m you will see our red brick color building in the middle of the vines.