Thursday, October 29, 2009
Had excellent visits in the last couple of days--but could hardly handle the drive to get to some of these places. Steep drop offs, lots of local grape varieties--some are aged a few years, other for a long time. The river at the bottom of the terrain helps get the wines out to port. Where am I.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Just got up to a foggy morning in the Duoro Valley--staying at a beautiful hotel near Sabroso, Portugal. Yesterday I was in the Alentejo area of Spain. The area has gentle rolling hills with lots of olive and oak trees. Ferdinand the Bull looks quite content under a beautiful oak tree here smelling the flowers. Looking for a little closure here--where am I? Or more precisely, what am I standing next to? This is something for the cork board back at home.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Off to Europe for work. I'll be traveling to France, Spain and Portugal, with a weekend in Morocco. I'm meeting up with several of my clients while I'm over there, and am looking forward to a good education on European winemaking and get to understand the terroir better. I'll post updates while I'm traveling--Where in the Wine World is WineTalent! Look forward to a working vacation.