Category Archives: social media

Organic wine bashing – why I feel it is wasted energy in more ways than one

This morning I read yet another thread of organic and biodynamic growing bashing on Facebook, this time in the so called enlightened “The science of French wine” group. The discussion started by somebody posting a link to a study which … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo and our Freedom of Speech

Freedom of speech is something we writers take for granted – it is a bit like oxygen, we need it to survive, but we never really think about it. That is until it is not readily available anymore, then it … Continue reading

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#winelover’s and VinItaly

Just about a month ago I was in Verona with a group of friends to work on and participate in the first live #winelover project. Up till Vinitaly 2012, #winelover had been an online community of people who love wine … Continue reading

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Champagne Tarlant – the one Champagne I really cannot get enough of :-)

Champagne Tarlant, is a small independent champagne grower in Oeuilly, in the Vallée de la Marne. The Tarlants started growing grapes and making still wine in the 17th century and almost as soon as the technology allowed it Louis Tarlant, … Continue reading

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Count down to #EWBC in Brescia…

I have been waiting for this for a long time and I am happy to say it is almost #EWBC time!! Two more sleeps and I will take myself off to Brescia to meet fellow wine bloggers for a weekend … Continue reading

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Vinocamp Bordeaux – another lesson in online communication, community recommendations and online wine sales

At the beginning of the month I attended #vinocamp #Bordeaux. This barcamp was a lot bigger than #vinocamp #Lisboa with significantly more winery people attending. Lately I have been pondering about how crucial an online presence has become for any … Continue reading

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#Vinocamp #Lisboa – perfect pairing of wine, social media and the Portuguese good life!

The last weekend of May I was lucky enough to attend Vinocamp Lisbon. Vinocamp is a #barcamp about wine and social media. The concept was thought up and worked out by Gregoire Japiot and Anne Victoire Monrozier (aka Miss Vicky … Continue reading

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A fun time at the #accesszone at the #LIWF (London International Wine Fair) 2011

On Monday I flew to London to help out on the Discovery Wines stand for my old winery Omaka Springs Estates. As always it was great to go to the fair to catch up with a lot of old and … Continue reading

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