Some of the top names in U.S. wine writing, including 1WineDude blogger Joe Roberts and George Taber, author of the “The Judgment of Paris,” will attend the fourth annual DrinkLocalWine Conference on April 28 in Denver. DrinkLocalWine 2012: Colorado focuses on the quality and diversity of the state’s wines, with morning seminars and afternoon wine tasting.

Also attending will be national media luminaries like co-founder Dave McIntyre of the Washington Post; and Linda Murphy of Decanter and, author of a forthcoming book on U.S. regional wine.

In addition, some of the top wine writers in Colorado will attend, including Dave Buchanan of The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction; Rich Mauro of the Colorado Springs Gazette; and Kendra Anderson, the Swirl Girl at Denver’s Westword.

For the third year in a row, Olivia Wilder, host of the top-rated Olivia Wilder Times on Art of Living Radio, will host her show live from the conference, interviewing the winemakers and wine personalities in attendance during the Nomacorc-Colorado Twitter Taste-off at 1:30 p.m. MDT on April 28.

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“Nothing demonstrates how far regional wine has come than the bloggers and writers who come to the conference,” says DrinkLocalWine president and co-founder Jeff Siegel. “That so many talented and popular writers want to tell people what’s going on with Colorado and regional wine speaks volumes about regional wine’s growth
The complete media list is here.

Ticket packages begin at $35, and participants must be 21 or older. Buy tickets at The event is expected to sell out before Saturday.

DrinkLocalWine 2012 follows the success of the first three conferences — in Dallas featuring Texas wine in 2009, in Loudoun County featuring Virginia wine in 2010, and in St. Louis featuring Missouri wine in 2011. DrinkLocalWine also holds an annual Regional Wine Week in October, in which wine bloggers, writers and columnists from the U.S. and Canada write about their favorite regional wines, ranging from Ontario to New York to Florida to Texas to Colorado.

DrinkLocalWine’s goal is to spotlight wine made in the 47 states and Canada that aren’t California, Washington, and Oregon. It’s the brainchild of Washington Post wine columnist Dave McIntyre and wine blogger Jeff Siegel, The Wine Curmudgeon. For information about, call (469) 554-9463, email or follow us on Twitter.

DrinkLocalWine 2012: Colorado sponsors include the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, the Colorado Association for Viticulture and Enology, the Colorado Tourism Office, Metro State College and Nomacorc.