Next week I'll be heading to Italy to attend the European Wine Bloggers Conference 2011. EWBC has been consistently one of the best wine events of the year (thanks Gabriella, Ryan & Robert). It'll once again be a great opportunity to talk to old wine friends, meet other online wine entrepreneurs and taste some great … Continue reading Heading to Franciacorta for the EWBC 2011!
I just returned from a week at Vinexpo, one of the biggest wine fairs in Europe. It was very productive and I've made a bunch of new contacts and deals. However, WiFi failed completely making communication almost impossible and preventing attending wine businesses from fully taking advantage of the event. In the age of connectivity, where basically every … Continue reading Why wine events really need Internet (and How Vinexpo Failed)
I'll be spending the next few days in Italy, more precisely in Milan and Genoa. After 3 days discovering Milan I'll head to Genoa to attend TerroirVino 2011 and its side activities including the Vinix Unplugged Unconference, where I'll be talking about the AVIN. It will be a pleasure to spend some time with my … Continue reading Heading to Italy for TerroirVino
Every year a new Wine Writer of the Year is elected at the Portuguese Wine Awards in the UK and every year the same wine writer is invited to create a selection of Top 50 Portuguese Wines. This year's winner was Tom Cannavan following Sarah Ahmed in 2010 and Jamie Goode in 2009. The Top 50 Portuguese Wines 2011 The complete list of … Continue reading Top 50 Portuguese Wines, by Tom Cannavan
This post is part of a new Short and Simple series about wine. It is called just exactly what learning about wine should be, short and simple, so we can all have more time to actually drink what we love! I've learned a lot about wine in the last 4 years of my life. I'm no … Continue reading Short & Simple: Wine temperature is f*****g important!
As part of Vinocamp Lisboa I joined a group of cool wine lovers and headed to Coruche to spend the day at the cork forest during the harvest. Portugal accounts for roughly 50% of the world's cork and despite living practically in the middle of the cork forest (actually 30 min from it), I had … Continue reading The Cork Harvest
I've had the pleasure of visiting the Cantina da Estrela restaurant twice before, attending wine related events. This time I came here wanting to have lunch as a normal client and discovered that the experience is well worth the visit. In one sentence Go to this restaurant if you love good comfort food, if you're interested in eating … Continue reading Back to School at Cantina da Estrela