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Sunday, Jul. 24, 2011

North American wine bloggers move to Portland in 2012

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The North American Wine Bloggers announced Sunday that its 2012 conference will be held in Portland, Ore.

The sixth annual conference is scheduled for Aug. 17-19 at the Doubletree Hotel near the Oregon Convention Center. The three-day event gathers wine bloggers, new media and members of the wine industry.

In addition, officials announced that the 2013 conference is tentatively scheduled for Penticton, British Columbia. It would be the third time in four years that the North American Wine Bloggers will visit the Pacific Northwest.

Walla Walla played host to last year's conference.

Sunday's announcement came during the conference's final session, which was staged in Charlottesville, Va. It was the group's first trip to the East Coast.

The conference's first two years were spent in Sonoma, Calif.