Hello! My name is Robert McIntosh.
Since the launch of that site, a lot has happened in the world and particularly in what we call social media. As I started using first Facebook then Twitter, YouTube, flickr and many more channels that have come and gone, I realised that I needed a common profile … and that became “thirstforwine” everywhere.
It became a little confusing to be @thirstforwine everywhere else yet not reflect that on my blog, so I decided to build a site that brought some of that activity together on a single site and focus more on the UK wine scene and my own tasting adventures.
The original WineConversation has now become not only the outlet for my thoughts on wine marketing and social media, but the home of Vrazon, the company I have created in partnership with the dynamic duo of Gabriella Opaz and Ryan Opaz, and jointly we are the team behind the European Wine Bloggers Conference, the Born Digital Wine Awards and the AccessZone with more to come.
And so thirstforwine.co.uk was born … and is still, and will always be, a work-in-progress.
If you want to learn even more, link up with me in one of these places:
- Robert McIntosh on LinkedIn
- @thirstforwine on Twitter
- thirstforwine on Facebook
- Thirst for Wine Facebook Page: “We are Thirsty”
- thirstforwine on Google+
A little background note on me:
In the past I have worked in the UK wine trade as a “Brand Ambassador” representing wineries from Rioja – specifically Bodegas Dinastia Vivanco, Criadores de Rioja and Bodegas Carlos Serres. I also used to work for Bibendum Wine Ltd. in the marketing team. I am now, however, no longer linked commercially with either of these businesses, but I do still have lots of contacts and friends there. I am quite willing to let everyone know this in the interests of “full discloure” and an open, honest and informed conversation. However, this blog has nothing to do with these wineries or businesses, and the views expressed are mine alone.