Wine Future…. Rioja…

jeudi, 12 novembre, 2009

Wine Future

« ..The largest forum to discuss the current status of the wine industry . »Kevin Zraly

Jancis Robinson OBE, MW – Gary Vaynerchuk – Esteban Cabezas The Wine Academy of Spain- Justin Howard-Sneyd MW – Waitrose – Christopher Cannan; Europvin – Baudouin Havaux; Concours Mondial de Bruxelles – José Peñín – Juan Such Juan Verema.com – Miguel Torres ; President of Bodegas Miguel Torres – Oz Clarke – Pancho Campo MW Founder of The Wine Academy of Spain and first Spanish Master of Wine – Quim Vila Founder and CEO of Vilaviniteca – Robert Joseph & Robert Parker – Ryan Opaz Catavino (YEEEAAAHHH  !! ) – Xavier Pagés Font – Grupo CodorníuGeneral Manager for Grupo Codorníu – Rafael Ansón President of Honor of the International Academy of Gastronomy and President of the Spanish Royal Academy of Gastronomy.

The Fair and Exhibition Palace of La Rioja, situated at 25 San Millán Street in Logroño, is an emblematic building in Rioja. It has the convenience of the underground car park with 112 spaces, as well as the large public car park above ground. Behind each room, and with the innovation, modernity and capacity at your disposal, you will find a highly skilled team of technical staff.

More infos on: WINEFUTURE

Thanks to :

www.thewineacademy.es

The Wine Academy

www.winesfromspain.com

Wines From Spain

www.academiagastronomia.com

Academia Espanola de Gastronomia

Enjoy the talk….I will follow thanks to Catavino …..

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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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