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PROWEIN 2013: BUSY, SUCCESSFUL AND INSPIRING (7)

Three days long, not less than 44,000 professional visitors from all over the world gathered at ProWein in Düsseldorf. This is good news for this very well organized wine fair in these difficult economic times: nearly 3,500 more visitors than in 2012, 4,783 exhibitors from 48 countries. (…). I enjoyed it very much, especially because […]

PROWEIN 2013: BUSY, SUCCESSFUL AND INSPIRING (6)

Three days long, 44,000 professional visitors from all over the world gathered at ProWein in Düsseldorf. This is good news for this very well organized wine fair in these difficult economic times: nearly 3,500 more visitors than in 2012, 4,783 exhibitors from 48 countries. (…) I enjoyed it very much, especially because I had some […]

AROUND THE 19th CONCOURS MONDIAL IN PORTUGAL (9) – TOURISM & GASTRONOMY

Please read previous and next articles During the 19th edition of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, jurors and staff visited different regions, cities and monuments in the Minho (Vinho Verde) and Douro (Douro, Port) regions. I especially enjoyed the visit, the tasting and the fantastic lunch at the QUINTA SANTA MARIA in Carreira (Barcelos). Among […]

AROUND THE 19th CONCOURS MONDIAL IN PORTUGAL (8) – TOURISM & GASTRONOMY

Please read previous and next articles TOURISM: if you happen to be in the Vinho Verde region, take the time to follow the Vinho Verde wine route signs which will bring you along the most beautiful quintas ‘from Cávado to Lima’, ‘from coast to mountain’ and even to the ‘Three enchanting cities’ of Guimarães, Braga […]

AROUND THE 19th CONCOURS MONDIAL IN PORTUGAL (7) – DISCOVERING VINHO VERDE

Please read previous and next articles about Vinho Verde Among all the Vinho Verde wines we tasted during one week in Portugal and the ones I tasted earlier in the Netherlands, I would recommend you the following ones (In red, the wines I would surely buy for at home… ):