By Kori ~ January 10th, 2011.
Yesterday marked three years since we started sharing our wine adventures with you here on Wine Peeps. What an exciting three years it has been! We have written 768 posts and tasted over 3,750 wines. We have had the pleasure to meet so many wonderful people in the wine industry as well as fellow wine enthusiasts. This past year, we traveled to numerous wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms in Washington, Oregon, and California, and attended our third North American Wine Bloggers Conference. Even though our travels kept us on the West Coast, we welcomed the many opportunities we had to expand our palates and taste wines from all around the world through our tasting group, private tastings, samples tastings, trade tastings, and other events. Two events of particular note that allowed us to interact with foreign winemakers were Riesling Rendezvous (in person) and the Wines of Chile blogger tastings (online).
Thank you so much to all of our readers! I know it sounds clichÃ©, but we could not do this without you. We love wine and love sharing that passion with you through this blog. We are humbled that you care to read what we write. We are thrilled to report that our readership has grown to the point where we have been ranked as high as #6 in the Top 100 Wine Blogs, currently #18 and the highest ranked blog that focuses on Washington State wines. We are also ranked #30 in Food Blogs (out of 12,181) and #84 in Living Blogs (out of 31,304). Again, thank you, thank you, thank you!
The past year also saw our social networking presence grow on Twitter (over 2,500 followers), Facebook (almost 2,500 likes), OpenWine Consortium, and LinkedIn. It truly has been a pleasure to get to know many of you through comments, email, and these social networking sites. We certainly hope our relationship continues to grow in the year ahead.
In the coming year, we will strive to provide you with even more compelling wine-related content. In order to evaluate what we are doing well, what needs improvement, and to learn a little more about you as readers of this blog, we hope that as a birthday present to us, you will take a few minutes of your time and answer our short reader survey:
We hope that you will continue to support us by reading Wine Peeps and telling your friends about it. We welcome the opportunity to connect on any or all of the social networking sites as well.
Cheers from your Wine Peeps,
Kori, John, Colby, and LaGayle
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