I’ve just got back to beaujolais, head full of ideas, heart booming, body tired…and I can only think of my amazing time in Languedoc…
I’ve spent the weekend in Carcassonne for the 3rd edition of Vinocamp, an event I organise with Gregoire Japiot, geek and wine lover from Burgundy.
Vinocamp meets up in different wine regions, teams up with a strong wine and web figure there and creates a moment for wine lovers to discuss and improve the way they use the web to make the wine talk.
But..What’s more social than wine? Hard to find anything after a week-end spent with wine lovers and social media experts. Ideas mixed, wine from Languedoc, Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Rhone, Spain and Portugal was poured, well reprensenting the diversity of participants from winemakers to web developers from all sights.
The Vinocamp it is a day to think, taste, laught and another day to walk in the vineyard and have a feel of the winemakers experience. This time in Languedoc, we were at O’Vineyard with wine maker and social media expert Ryan O’Connell we helped us organising the whole event.
Ryan is American and settled in the Languedoc a few years ago with his parents to start a new adventure at O’vineyards. Since then, he did a lot for the Languedoc through social media and is a perfect exemple of how web tools are a wonderful way to tell your stories, give value to what you do and sell better.
- So What ?
In France and elsewhere, we have plenty of ideas, but we sometimes lack ways of exchanging them effectively. Wine is a reality and a fantasy, everyone has different thoughts and dreams about it. But if we’d team up we’d be able to explain what’s wine all about better, we’ll get some new wine lovers in, we’d sell more, inform the consumer in a smarter way and help everyone drink what at the right moment.Vinocamp want to think of a better future for the world wine web. Built new synergies. It certainly has something of an utopia, but I believe things can change for the better and we were over a hundred there to believe in it.
For the sake of wine for all, Santé !
For those that I have spend the weekend with, Merci !
- Slowly switching to English but already available in French :
- Next French edition - Bordeaux 9/10th of July 2011
- Next European edition - Lisboa 27-29th of May 2011