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Aug 31

A New Chapter: New Location, New Look, New Attitude, New Posts

After over a decade here at Wine-Girl.net, we’re moving. After Labor Day 2015, all new posts – of which there will be many – will be happening over on our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/MyWineEducation.

Why? A couple of reasons:

  1. Spammers and hackers. I can’t tell you how many times this site has been hacked over the last couple of years. No matter what I try, I can’t seem to protect it enough. Facebook has built-in protections and requires less banging-my-head-on-my-desk moments as a result.
  2. Facebook allows long-form posts, such as we’re used to seeing on blogs. But it also is the perfect forum for short posts, such as a neat article or image that I come across and just want to quickly share. Not everything requires multiple paragraphs and Facebook will support both forms of sharing.
  3. Facebook allows for interaction levels we can’t get on a blog. For years, more interaction was happening either on the Facebook post ABOUT the blog post or on Twitter. It’s time to move to where the interactions are, as I love to hear from you! You can like something or comment – it’s as much interaction as you choose to give.
  4. I’m on Facebook anyway. Over the last 5 years, I’ve moved from Cincinnati to San Francisco to Atlanta. Quite frankly, I ran out of time for true blogging. While my heart was always there, time was never on my side. I was tired. But I always seemed to have time for quick posts on Facebook, mostly from my phone.
  5. It’s time for a reboot. Due to the aforementioned lack of time, this site fell into disrepair, despite the valiant efforts of the team. I don’t even resemble my own logo anymore! It’s time for a new look and feel, and a new fresh attitude moving forward.

This site has always maintained the Facebook page but now all posts will be exclusive to that location. This site will still exist, so that the archives can be referenced, but all comments will be closed and no more new posts will appear here.

We plan on being quite busy in our newly refreshed digs though. Over the next couple of weeks, watch for a new logo and look and feel over on our Facebook Page. We invite you to join us for virtual drinks and celebrate our reboot. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be relaunching this blog and diving back into the world of wine.



 – Michelle

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May 20

We’re back! We’re back!

by Michelle

Oh my goodness!

Earlier this spring, there was a “brute force attack” on WordPress sites all over the web, including this one. It took us down. In fact, it went in and modified some things that I’m still trying to fix.

But finally, after 6 or so weeks of my fighting with WordPress, code, and my hosting company – the site is back!

Cresta, Angela, Kevin and I will get back to posting as soon as possible – and that includes some belated Mad Men posts.

Hooray! Time for a glass of wine to celebrate …



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Feb 26

Big News: BlogHer Panel

If you're in the blogosphere, and female, you know that BlogHer is sort of the end-all be-all of blogging conferences. It boasts an amazingly huge number of attendees (not all women, by the way) and a wide range of topics.


This year, I've been asked to speak on the Food Blogging in Time of Recession panel at the July BlogHer conference in Chicago. I know, I'm not a food blogger. But what's food without wine? I'll be speaking, I think, on both finding Recession Wines as well as how to be a wine (and food) blogger during a recession. It sort of cuts back on fancy dinners and such – unless you're a bit creative.

Being asked to sit on on of these panels is a big honor, and I'm thrilled to have the chance!

I'm lucky enough to grace the panel with "Crockpot Lady" Stephanie, Hetal Jannu from Show Me the Curry, Deborah Hamilton of Lunch in a Box, and Elise Bauer of Simply Recipes

Because the other bloggers on the panel are more specialized in home cooking, I'm hoping to talk about both how to find those recession wines, but also (with a little coaching from Julie at Wine Me Dine Me), I hope to offer some ways to eat out on a budget – including finding a sweet spot on a wine list. 

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