Catalunya Experience

#CataluynaExperience: Post-Trip #IWINETC

Have you had a Catlunya Experience? So in my previous post you heard me talk about the exciting adventures within the #IWINETC convention itself … the @freixenet dinner, the fabulous… More »


Key Learning Points of #IWINETC BARCELONA 2016

It is my first visit to this region in several years and I was so excited to begin the journey with the international wine and tourism conference in Barcelona at… More »


Wine Tasting For the Professional Taster Post #1

So when I first saw the book “Wine Tasting: A professional Handbook” by Ronald S. Jackson on the bookshelf of what must be the world’s most respected wine institution, I… More »


Concept of Wine Quality

Okay, so I am doing something very new and taking an online university course in winemaking (as if being a MW student is not enough!) The first lesson is all… More »


Visit to Wine Estate Unterortl Castel Juval #altoadige #mastersofwine

Ah, the Sudtyrol! Easy to imagine winemakers yodeling in the Alps … and as you can see from this picture, the region is incredibly scenic. Yet here’s the important question. … More »


Visit to Laimburg Research Center for Agriculture and Forestry #AltoAdige

The @MastersofWine trip to the Laimburg Research institute in Alto Adige kicked off the trip in a major way, mostly due to the excellent presentation made by Dr. Heike Platter… More »


Ban du Millesime de la Commanderie Du Bontemps April 2, 2014

It was so much fun to see my friend Aline Baly of Chateau Coutet all decked out in a yellow robe for the Ban du Millesime de Commanderie Du Bontemps… More »


En Primeur: Checking in With Smith Haut Lafitte

It was great to see SHL Technical director Fabien Teitgen, and owners Florence and Daniel Cathiard at Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte last Wednesday at the Chateau for the tasting of… More »


Professor Dubourdieu & Olivier Bernard Discuss the 2013 Vintage

On April 1st, 2013 Professor Denis Dubourdieu from the Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences of Bordeaux University (Oenological Research Unit) gave a presentation to journalists who have gathered to… More »


En Primeur: Experiencing Chateau Fourcas Hosten

“Welcome!” is the greeting from the charming Mommeja brothers, Renaud and Laurent, as they welcome me into their incredibly restored chateau that dates from the 18th century, and is designed… More »


Tasting the 2013 Vintage at Cheval Blanc

  The tasting at Cheval Blanc on April 1st was extremely well-attended, drawing journalists from all over the world as well as key figures in Bordeaux such as Kees Van… More »


En Primeur Welcoming dinner at Chateau Pavie Saint Emilion

Fabulous evening at Chateau Pavie on March 31, 2014, as journalists from all over the world gathered to embark on a week of tasting the 2013 vintage. After a gorgeous… More »

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