I just read a comment on the OpenWine Consortium website where an amateur wine blogger mentioned he was a bit nervous about attending the conference, since so many experts would be there. I want to assure you the conference is designed for ALL wine bloggers, regardless of skill level!
In fact, I’ll use myself as an example. I blog at www.TravelsWithWine.com about wine travel, but never about wine itself. So, although I’ll be at the conference and am even a co-organizer, my knowledge of wine is limited to say the least. I will be struggling to get past Round One of the Blind Tasting Competition, will be heartily impressed by most wines at the Grand Tasting, and will listen more than talk during discussions at the Live Wine Blogging contest. I do know how to have fun, however! All wine bloggers are welcome regardless of their experience – which is, I think, part of the spirit of wine blogging.