Tag Archives: wine tasting

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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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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#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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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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Californian wine trip part 2: Los Olivos, Solvang and St Barbara wine country

After a few days soaking up the sun in SoCal I headed up to the Santa Barbara region to catch up with my friends Sam and Cath from 1000 corks – an excellent US wine search engine BTW – and … Continue reading

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Californian Wine Adventure – Temecula Valley

I have always wanted to learn more about Californian wines so I decided to take a 2 week wine road trip through California to taste my way up from San Diego to Mendocino county:-) 85% of US wine comes from … Continue reading

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You can get what you want if you want it bad enough!!

In January, I had an inspiring talk with my @rovingsommelier friend Robert Giorgione and felt like I wanted to learn more about wine yet again. Being quite disappointed that I wasn’t going to start the WSET diploma (thank you very … Continue reading

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Wine pairing with an Amsterdam Twist:-)

On Saturday I met my friend Ilkka Siren and was lucky enough to sit in on the filming of a historic episode of Viini TV. Ilkka had paired up with Franco from the Green House Seed Company and I was … Continue reading

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