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Talk about an intense time… some are still catching up with sleep. I am of course referring to the crazy happenings over in Napa Valley Sonoma County, Healdsburg to be exact and the wrapping up of a really goode job application process.

Fascinating to notice in myself how hyped I was and virtually glued to my screen as the show was underway… what an incredible media smorgashboard! Simply delicious. Live Ustreams, tweets a-flutter, and blog posts galore, not to forget the traditional media-gone-online!

Murphy-Goode Wine Country Lifestyle Correspondent

Hardy Wallace Murphy Goode Wine Country Lifestyle Correspondent

Hardy

By now you have all heard, Hardy Wallace aka @goodetobefirst, @dirtysouthwine, who is no stranger to this blog, a frequent commentor as well as guest writer to this blog (Tube Mogul) has been chosen to represent the Murphy-Goode winery online.  How exciting!

You can read some of Hardy’s great wine content on his Dirty South blog, his Goode to be first blog.  You can meet him on Facebook and you can listen to his tweets on twitter @dirtysouthwine and @goodetobefirst.  Perhaps it is a good idea to check out Murphy-Goode’s “A Really Goode Job” page periodically in case Hardy starts a new blog up there?

I will always remember Hardy as one of my first contacts in all things wine, his quirky sense of humour and his gentlemanly manner.  He really impressed me on Randulo’s radio broadcast The New Wine Consumer:  This is where I realized that I have still got a lot to learn about what it means to be social.   The guy is simply curious and polite at the same time, you gotta like him.  All the best to you and Murphy-Goode, Hardy!

Murphy-Goode Intern and Murphy-Goode Consultant

Rocky Slaughter Murphy Goode Winery Social Media Intern

Rocky

Kamary Phillips Murphy Goode Consultant Wine Time TV

Kamary

And there were a few surprises along the way: Rocky Slaughter will be starting up soon as MG’s intern (and if I understand correctly, he is planning for a whole year) as well as Murphy-Goode TV’s Kamary Phillips as consultant.

Rocky can be followed on Twitter @RockySlaughter or on his blog.  Of course you can also give him a shout out on Facebook as well!  Kamary Phillips has created the first new post MG application blog and internet campaign:  Wine Time TV.  I would love to encourage you to go visit his new blog as I happen to know that he has a bet going concerning the traffic he can generate…  You can also follow his tweets @winetimetv or become a friend of  WineTime Facebook.

So it should truely be an interesting summer and fall with Murphy-Goode!  Looking forward to learning along side of Hardy, Rocky and Kamary!

Three Cheers:  Hip-Hip-Hooray!

Congratulations to all the top ten for making this such an incredible learning experience for those of us who have been tagging along. We look forward to seeing how you move onward after this incredible experience.

Best wishes go to Hardy. You have owned this job from the start, Hardy. It has been a pleasure to get to know you online. You are a gentleman, a bundle of energy, passionate and you look great in purple😛 !

Rocky, you are in for an awesome ride. I look forward to learning from you as you move through this year. It is really exciting to be able to observe you as you grow in the field of social media and wine. May your water bottle be filled and energy levels stoked!

Kamary, it has been a pleasure to encourage you along the way. You seem to be the “surprise” of the day as I certainly (and I am most definitaly not the only one) did not expect there to be a third position offered (or perhaps we should be calling you the “sleeper of the vintage”?)!  But you have come out of the starting blocks very quickly with your new platform Wine Time TV.  I look forward to watching you grow this network!