My Readers, beginning tomorrow through Sunday, I’ll be posting to this blog and to Twitter and Facebook from the 2012 Wine Bloggers’ Conference in Portland, Oregon. The roster of activities and tastings and discussions, as well as after-hours tastings set up by various wineries and importers — these occur from 10 p.m. until midnight — is awesome. The weather in Portland is unseasonably warm, so I won’t be getting the relief from the hideous heat in Memphis that I thought I would, but I’m taking shorts and sandals for comfort. I’ll get back to posting as soon as I can. The winners of the Wine Blog Awards will be announced Saturday night; keep your fingers crossed for this blog in the Best Writing category.