Here in lovely Southern Oregon we enjoy a very high standard of living but – at least in my experience – really cool parties are few and far between. However last night at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater in Medford a distinguished group of news, tech, and twitter folks and twitter-friendly sponsors came together to enjoy fine wine, great food, great coffee, sparkling conversation and music, and more. I kept thinking I was at one of the neat tech blogger parties they throw at the Computer Electronics Show “CES” in Las Vegas every January.
In my opinion it’s very important to the social media environment to create online thanks to both the promoters and the sponsors of great events and I’m sure I’ll miss some of them, but here’s a shot:
Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater – home to fabulous performances all year long.
Brad Nelson is the Craterian’s Production Manager and most excellent social media mad man.
Fresco Food put out a fine spread of healthy finger foods. Owner Alyssa Warner doesn’t just use mobile twitter technology, she’s created mobile edibles served all over the region from the Fresco Food Mobile. Ricotta Gnochi delivered to your door? Call Fresco!, or better yet, Tweet them.
Wine Tasting was a highlight of the party, and here in Southern Oregon we’ve got some of the best appelations found in the USA. If you’ve seen the movies “Bottle Shock” and “Sideways” you know how California Wines lept from relative obscurity in the 1960’s to become a dominant force in the global wine scene. In my opinion Southern Oregon, with rich soil and excellent grape growing weather – is poised to become recognized very soon as one of the world’s great wine regions.