I hope Jim Budd will not have a problem with my posting. I will explain: Andre Ribeirinho - CEO and founder of Adegga.com - let me attend the AWM2011 without paying the 7.50 euros that the other 850 guests were charged to taste the wines from 35 Portuguese producers. Even worse (or better?) I had free access to the "Premium Room" where some amazing wines were poured (the price to have access to some precious rarities - including a Ferreira Vintage Port 1863 - was 20 Euros).
Jokes aside, Andre requested Onne Wann (picture), Caroline Henry, Roger Kobu, and myself - "The International Crew" of the event - to share our 10 best wines of the tasting. Unfortunately, I failed him miserably by not being able to taste all the wines... so I simply can't share "the best wines of the day", but rather, my favorite ones in an universe of approximately 40% of the total number of wines that were present.