Category Archives: wine eductation

Where I look for terroir and bubbles when I am not in Champagne

I am intrinsically attracted to quirky slightly off beat places and tend to look for them wherever I go. Today I want to talk about 2 of these places; I feel they belong in this blog as they have become … Continue reading

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A quick review of Prowein 2012

Last weekend I attended Prowein in Dusseldorf. Over the past decade Prowein has developed itself into THE wine fair to attend in Europe. It attracts visitors and exhibitors from all over the world and with a lot of determination and … Continue reading

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A little Port history at the Graham’s & Sandeman’s lodge in Villa Nova de Gaia

In the run up to this Fridays’s first International #PortDay organised by the Centre for Wine Origins I would like to share the beautiful experience fellow #winelover Onneca Guelbenzu and I had visiting a few Port Lodges at the end … Continue reading

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My report on the 2011 Natural European Wines (#new11) conference in Zurich

On November 14-15th the first Natural European Wines Conference took place in Zurich. The conference was organised by VinNatur, an Italian Organisation of Natural Wine Producers and Isabelle Legeron MW. Both VinNatur and Isabelle are committed to promoting quality natural … Continue reading

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Lessons learned at the Adegga Wine Market 2011 (#AWM2011)

On the first of December I attended the Adegga Wine Market (#AWM2011 on twitter) in Lisbon. The Wine Market is a project of Adegga, Portugal’s largest wine review site. It started out rather small 3 years ago when the Adegga … Continue reading

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My #EWBC introduction to Franciacorta

Last week I attended my second #EWBC (European Wine Bloggers Conference). This year the conference really went global with 35 nations being represented amongst the 216 participants. Our hosts were the consortium of Franciacorta and the venue was the beautiful … Continue reading

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Terroir

The notion of Terroir has been on my mind a lot these last few days – partly because I have been studying for the Wine Location Specialist Certificate Program from the Center of Wine Origins and partly because the first … Continue reading

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Napa Valley – part 4 of the Californian Wine Road trip

It seems a long time ago now, but the next wine region I visited on my Californian road trip was the prestigious Napa Valley. I have to admit that I did not really have much of a plan of where … 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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Paso Robles Wine Country and Rhone varieties

Next destination on my wonderful wine trip through California was Paso Robles. I was really excited to visit Paso as a lot of my Californian and International wine friends had been raving about the place. As soon as I drove … Continue reading

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