Lisboa EWBC 2009…

samedi, 31 octobre, 2009

Estupendo… genial… completamente perdido…. Necessito pararme i pensar  … dificil !

Great…. superbe….. completely lost.. Just need to  think more… tough !

A long day …   Friday I drived from Bordeaux to Burgos…. arrived and stopped at the first Hotel I saw… good luck: cheap, nice room and nice food & wine: Abadia de San Quirce Ribera del dueroa 2005. Woke up at 7.00 and drove to Lisboa !

Beautiful drive through Spain and some areas I never crossed : Salamanca, ..saw a few pigs eating and running in « La Dehesa »…. I was already thinking of them in my plate !!…north east Portugal…. Lisboa !

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Arrival in Lisboa found quite easily the VIP Gran Lisboa… superbe & modern Hotel: VIP Gran lisboa ..feel like a star… Hermés soap, Hermés body care….. great bathroom…. I wanna stay there more !!!

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Registration for the EWBC …. met my friend Oscar Quevedo… Met other people: Anthony Swift: WINE PLEASURES WORKSHOP…. Miss Vicky « herself »: Miss Vicky Wine (Photo below…) I am looking for the most important « blogger sommelier in the world »: Emmanuel Delmas, Paris..but I Can’t see him.. What a shame !!

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Great tasting with fortified and sweets wine:  Barquero Amontillado (dry) – Lustau Amontillado Escuadrilla – Apostoles Palo cortado – Quevedo Colheita 1994 – Barcalhoa Moscatel Roxo 1999 ( very unique !!) – Justinho’s Madeira Colheita 1995 – Sandeman Vintage 2007  ( just bottled) – Garvey’s Gran orden  PX  (pedro ximenez) !! In 2010 there is a wine show for sweet and fortified wines in Jerez de la Frontera: VINOBLE 2010.

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Write it  in your agenda… Great opportunity to taste Sauternes, Jerez, Auslese, Eiswein, Icewine,Port, etc….

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Responsible for Vinoble 2010 – Esteban – Ryan Opaz during the tasting of the sweet wines.

Then we had a tasting with the Douro Boys: Cristiano Van Zeller  Quinta D V. Maria – Luis Seabra from Nieeport – Francisco Fereira from Quinta Vallado – Francisco Olazabal…an old friend I toured the U.K. with 22 years ago !!

IMG_0368Vito Olazabal during the presentation of his Quinta in the Douro.

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IMG_0374Studious moment….different people and Evelyne Resnick on the theme: « Blogging and the social wine brand ».

Oscar Quevedo, my friend who produce delicious Port, and « Douro still » (red )! (foto Melanie Tarlant)

14832_1187125233307_1083592023_30525024_5376010_n A nice photo of the restaurant ELEVEN « entrance hall »  after a long day…

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Great diner , good food and great ambiance, with a superb view over Lisboa……

I had the chance to taste many vintage port ( from the new release… )

Fabulous time in Lisboa meeting people from around the world: USA: The Wine Hub ,Wine Lover’s Journal, UK: Brett  The Wine Maestro ; Niamh ( passionate about food ) : eat like a girl , France (Vicky see above), Philippe Hugon (Vinternet ) , Italy, Spain etc… &  from differents businesses linked with wine.

Thanks to Adegga , Ryan and Gabriella Opaz: Catavino, and every one who was there !

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Burgos…

vendredi, 2 octobre, 2009

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En el corazon de Castilla y leon, una ciudad muy buena, con un cientro historico  muy interessante …su Catedral …..en el camino de Santiago de Compostella.

Une vieille ville sur le coté occidental..le centre historique et sa Cathédrale…..qui se trouve sur le chemin de Saint Jacques de Compostelle.

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P1000129La estatua d’ El Cid….. (Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar)

la statue du Cid ….. (Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar) ou Don Rodrigue !!

…restaurantes con el tradicional lechon… succulente… aqui  con amigos a comer … y un Rioja de estilo classico, que me encanta..  (Muga) !!, morcillas…

restaurants avec le traditionel agneau de lait rôti,  içi avec des amis à déjeuner…et un Rioja de style classique que j’aime beaucoup (Muga)…. le boudin de Burgos….

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y  buenas tiendas de vino que tienen tambien buenos vinos del Empordan, como en VILIMUN.

et ses bon magasins de vins qui ont aussi des  bons vins de l’Empordan, comme a VILIMUN….

Gracias, a Juan y su equipo, y hasta pronto espero ..para promocionar a PIRATA …. !!

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Pirata sbarbaro

Mas informacion turisticas: Turismo de Burgos

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