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WINE MARKETING QUÉBEC

Day #3 of Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada started with a presentation about Quebec’s wine market by wine personality Réal Wolfe, Directeur Général of Francs Vins, leading agent into SAQ, Québec’s Monopole. From his speech on the role of promotional … Continuar a ler

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LEARNING WITH PHILLY

I have lost my connecting flight to Toronto, from Philadelphia. I am a bit angry so maybe I will write nonsense. I am addressing directly the President Mr. Obama for the first time in my life: “Mr. President, thank you for … Continuar a ler

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CANADA DRY…AND THIRSTY

I despise wine snobs. I’ve said it. So please bear in mind that I do not know enough about Canadian Wines. But this afternoon, organized by Bordelaise competitition Citadelles du Vin, I have learned a couple of things about the … Continuar a ler

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WINES OF BEIRA INTERIOR: LOCALS ONLY?

What an overwelming first day of blind tasting at the 6th Beira Interior Wine Competition, held in bioclimatic city of Guarda. I am chairing this year’s event so I’m just sharing what I’ve heard from other tasters. Earthy mineral – … Continuar a ler

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MELGAÇO EQUALS ALVARINHO AND FIGHT TO CUT THE VAT

What a day! 100+ wines from the DO Dão tasted blind at Viseu,  matching the Dão Primeurs 2012. Will tell you more in coming posts. Then travel through Chaves, Verín (check the precious road photo of its castle), Ourense, arriving … Continuar a ler

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PUTNA STOP TO WINE SNOBBERY

Living as French first growth (and Vintage Port) leeches, wine snobs would never consider to speak or even think about Slovak wines. One of the most interesting things about globetrotter Mondial de Bruxelles is to get to know local wines and … Continuar a ler

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WHAT DO INTERNATIONAL WINE BUYERS KNOW ABOUT PORTUGAL?

Alexandre Relvas Jr. from promising Herdade de S. Miguel in Alentejo, told me, on our way to Mondial Bruxelles, held this year in Bratislava, that he and his team are travelling big time in order to increase export market share. … Continuar a ler

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ICY vs CITRIC, A TRUE WINE CHALLENGE

From 15 to 17 May the 9th Alentejo Vine and Wine Symposium will take place in Évora. Neil Pendock and I have finished a wonderful & enriching 250+ blind tasting of supermarket available wines from Alentejo, retailing between 2 and 10 euros. Thanky you … Continuar a ler

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GUIA POPULAR DE VINHOS 2014 TASTING #6 ALGARVE

The Monkfish Rice at Arte Náutica Restaurant in Armação de Pêra, Algarve, was delicious and sealed a morning of good Algarve Wines.

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TIM IS IN PARADISE

The funeral of Tim James Harlow was today. Impossible to describe or imagine the pain of mother Mandy, father Gary and brother Nick www.wildekrans.com. Me and Neil Pendock, touring around the southern portuguese wines, we have had a difficult day, … Continuar a ler

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