Grand Dame of Wine Blogerville, Alice Feiring gave the keynote address last night at the Wine Blogger Conference dinner held at Sonoma's Sebastiani Winery. And by all means, she was the epitome of Ms. Wharton: turned out in prim but modern-chic dress, Ms. Feiring was directly pleasent with her speech. She took her standing ovation quite well even as it were the largest crowd she as yet addressed. Go Wine Bloggers!
In the Q&A after dinner I asked Alice who she thought of as her Edith Whartons of her vignerons-style of wine making. This reference I picked up on her blog. Last night she clairfied it as her way of describing these wine maker types as appearing all prim and proper yet inside they are a rebel or as Ms. Wharton might have said "rabid imperalists."
So who came to mind last night for Alice?