Saturday, January 5, 2013

My top (wine) moments of 2012 (Part 1: with Andre Ribeirinho)


My good friend Andre Ribeirinho had the brilliant idea of posting his best (wine) moments of 2012 – The 10 Best Moments of 2012 – on his blog today. I’m honored to say that I was in 6 of this 10 best moments…

Here they are…

Judging wines from across the globe at the 2012 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. Great learning experience in Guimarães. And an excellent opportunity to meet new people from the wine world.

 
Visiting Quinta do Noval and tasting the exceptional 1994 Vintage Nacional. An out-of-this-world Port wine experience shared with good friend… guess who? Andre Ribeirinho :) 

Sharing a tasting session on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily with a very special group of wine lovers who were participating in a Wine Bloggers trip to discover Etna Wines. Beautiful grapes to make amazing wines?

Visiting the top of Mount Etna and feeling literally on top of the world. Unforgettable. Andre brought a bottle of Port (Poças Vintage) to the top of the… here he is with the president of the Consorzio Etna – Giuseppe Mannino – enjoying a glass and having a great time.

Organizing the first ever #wineloverweek together with… yes, you got it! :)  Andre Ribeirinho (a very good friend, travel partner and fellow #winelover). It was a week full of exciting activities visiting wineries, tasting wines and attending #winelover Hangouts around Portugal (Lisboa, Porto, Alentejo and Douro). A great opportunity to show some of the best of what Portugal has to offer.

Attending for the second year the Adegga Wine Market 2012, the 4th edition of an award-wining 800-people wine event which includes some of the best wines and producers from Portugal and a very special Premium Room with some rare and old Port Wines. A great place to see the most important Portuguese producers and to taste amazing wines.

To be continued…

Cheers!
Luiz Alberto, #winelover


 
Are you a #winelover but still don’t have a t-shirt? Our next hangout is coming soon…
E-mail lotte.gabrovits@thewinehub.com and she can get you a t-shirt in time for #WBIS in Brussels (January, 191th)
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