Today, August 2, 2017, #SonomaChat will hold it’s 170th LIVE Wednesday Night Program on Twitter. That’s over 3+ years of covering Sonoma County people, wine, food, style and life.
That is also a lot of tweeting… my twingers are starting to get tired. Haha.
It seems that is may be high time for a little revitalization…
Breaking with our over 3+ year tradition of holding a LIVE chat on twitter every Wednesday night, #SonomaChat is making a bold move and announcing that our hashtag and live show with weekly guest hosts will now have a new time slot. Not everyone is available on Wednesday nights, and we want to better serve our audience.
We thought it would be a great idea to offer various time slots to allow for LIVE coverage of Sonoma events and also to further expand our reach instead of limiting coverage to only Wednesdays.
That way, more people can join in on the fun at the same time, and in all of the various time zones and countries and with various jobs and schedules. We often hear from our audience and we are listening to what it is that they want.
WHAT do they want?!?
In all seriousness… haha, they also want … more tweeting live from events … more live guest host interviews … more live virtual tastings … and the #1 Request: a new time slot.
We may cover a live event on a Sunday morning, interview a winery owner while answering questions live on a Thursday night, or host a virtual wine tasting with a winemaker and reviews on a Wednesday afternoon.
In other words, participants no longer need to worry about being available each and every Wednesday night but can look online to see the upcoming calendar and what hosts will be appearing on the show and on what days and times.
The weekly #SonomaChat twitter program moderated by Amy Lieberfarb will be showing up all over the place and all over social media. We will be tweeting live, streaming video coverage and offering our fans a whole new look and a behind the scenes glimpse of what it is like to live the life in Sonoma County’s Wine Country. The new calendar will be launched on August 15th, stay tuned!
Along with booking a long calendar of ‘Returning Winery Host’ favorites, #SonomaChat is committed to continue introducing new and exciting Sonoma County Guest Hosts LIVE to our audiences across the globe. There is always something upcoming and unique in the world of wine in California.
Our show provides participants with an opportunity to interact, chat and ask questions to our hosts and learn more about subjects that they love!
As regular participants on #SonomaChat are aware, each week, we feature a new theme, guest host, or local event to highlight on our weekly program. The show usually sees a Wednesday night full of wine, food and good times with fellow wine lovers as we all educate ourselves about Sonoma County life while also enjoying each others company and knowledge of the wine and food industry.
Our fans are passionate about Sonoma County travel, they are outspoken and #SonomaChat is excited to provide everyone an opportunity to have a voice and express their own views and opinions on social media together.
As a long standing series, we think that we can better serve our audience with a variety of time slots and guests hosts sprinkled with some fantastic LIVE coverage of winery, travel and food events.
While still dedicated to providing the best in Sonoma County LIVE weekly lifestyle coverage which we helped to pioneer on twitter at the dawn of the growth of social media marketing, we also want to offer our fans various times to join in on the conversation and learn more about the Sonoma County Wine Region and what is has to offer.
#SonomaChat revealed today on our blog and on social media channels, the news plan and structure behind the hashtag.
WHERE CAN WE VIEW THE NEW #SONOMACHAT CALENDAR?
Here on our website. The new format does not take effect until August 16, 2017 when we hold our last Wednesday night chat on twitter during the time slot 6-7 pmPacific Standard Time. We launch the calendar on August 15th, link will be at the top of this site. We’re doing something completely different and it seems to be what our fans want the most… Our first twitter chat took place on May 7, 2014. With over 120+ hosts over the years and 170 shows…. it has been a fun and a wild ride so far…. time for the next round!!
Raising a glass to big pours, tweets, success and bottles in the future! Cheers all
More About #SonomaChat
#SonomaChat is an online & LIVE worldwide social community. The twitter-based community is consistently sharing and engaging with us about wineries, restaurants, brands, makers & products 7 days a week using the hashtag to connect. A place for wine & food fans to connect with each other and learn more about Sonoma County.
The BEST PART of #SonomaChat is Wednesday evenings at 6pm PST. We highlight a new Sonoma County Theme or Guest Host with a 6 question format of interactive fun.
During the 60 minute conversation, participants discover new brands, wines, hot spots, and meet new friends all the while supporting our local community.
Each week #SonomaChat is averaging between 220 and 350 contributors, with an average of 2.5 million impressions and a reach of over 1 million each Wednesday night.
We look forward to sharing with our community who you are, and what you do. To become a #SonomaChat Guest Host, visit our contact page;. Also, meet several of our Ambassadors online by messaging them using our contact form or connect with them on social media!
Some of our Past GUEST HOSTS Include:
Laurel Glen Vineyard
Patz & Hall
Red Car Winery
Mayo Family Winery
Benziger Winery & Vineyards
Iron Horse Vineyards