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 !
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 !!!
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 !!
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.
Write it in your agenda… Great opportunity to taste Sauternes, Jerez, Auslese, Eiswein, Icewine,Port, etc….
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 !!
Oscar Quevedo, my friend who produce delicious Port, and « Douro still » (red )! (foto Melanie Tarlant)
A nice photo of the restaurant ELEVEN « entrance hall » after a long day…
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.