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The first ever Brussels Wine Market

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I’m deeply excited about what I’ve been working on the past 12 months. After 6 exciting editions in Portugal, the first ever Adegga Wine Market outside Portugal will happen in Brussels on November 16th. A giant step for Adegga and a great opportunity to take a 7-year old wine business to a whole new level.

Brussels Wine Market 2013
We have carefully selected and invited 20 great wineries and winemakers from around Europe to present their best wines in the very informal Taste & Buy concept of the Adegga Wine Markets. To help consumers at the tasting we’ll once again present the innovative and successful Smart Wine Glass that allows wine consumers to seamlessly collect information about each of the wineries visited and wines tasted at the event.

The Port Experience
I believe in Port as one of the best wines in the world. I’m passionate about it and I’m crazy about the kind of experiences that Port can provide to wine lovers. We’ve had a special place for Port Wine since the first Adegga Wine Market. In Brussels we’re taking it one step further through an exclusive partnership with Niepoort, one of most respected Port Wine producers and home to extraordinary winemaker and Port evangelist Dirk Niepoort. Old and rare Port wines from 1952, 1977, 1981 and the now famous 2011 will be available to taste in this very special room. Unmissable.

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Adegga Wine Market 2013
Before the year ends I’ll be back to Portugal for the 7th edition of the Adegga Wine Market, the Christmas wine event in Lisbon that is already considered one of the best in Portugal. The experience of a great team and a curated selection of great Portuguese wine producers will for sure make this Adegga Wine Market one of the best we’ve ever put together.

Plans & Ideas
Lots of planning for the next 2 years as we expand Adegga into Europe and at the same time prepare the launch of new set of Adegga services (news very soon) that will make many wine lovers very happy! Looking forward to what’s coming with many more wine events and the same goal of bringing wineries and wine consumers closer together. Hold on tight! It’s going to be an exciting ride!

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November 5, 2013 at 20:05

EWBC 2013 announced. Back to Rioja!

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Marquês de Riscal - Rioja

The dates and location of the 2013 Digital Wine Communications Conference have been announced. This year’s EWBC will repeat its first ever location in 2008 and head to Logroño in Rioja, Spain on 25-27 October 2013.

This year’s EWBC theme is Flavour, reflecting the need to embrace the diversity of the world of wine in all its shapes (regions, grape varieties, wines, communicators, etc). An exciting and very actual topic for those involved in wine business.

The EWBC is one of the best professional wine events of the year and a great opportunity to network with some of the most interesting people working in the wine industry. Attended by all flavours of wine professionals including wine bloggers and digital communicators from over 35 countries around the globe, the EWBC is an important annual meeting point to stay updated on current wine industry trends.

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I’ve been fortunate to be one of the only 2 people (besides the organizers) who has participated in all 5 EWBCs so far (Oscar Quevedo is the other). Also because I’m a 2008 alumni I get a free ticket this year (well played guys!).

Going to its 6th edition the EWBC has visited many countries in the past:

  • The first ever edition of the EWBC was held in Rioja in 2008 where 40 bloggers from around the world got together to discuss wine and social Media.
  • In 2009 the conference visited Lisbon, Portugal. The Adegga team helped organize this edition which was a tremendous success with over 150 participants.
  • In 2010 the conference headed to Vienna, Austria and was a great opportunity to discover it’s fantastic wine regions and some delicious Grüner Veltliner wines with the other 200 participants.
  • In 2011 the conference was held in Franciacorta, Italy. A great opportunity to discover some great Italian sparkling wines and delicious Tuscan wines in a superb post trip. 220 people attended.
  • Finally last year, the EWBC 2012 took place in Izmir, Turkey and was a fantastic opportunity for the 280 people to visit and discover one of the most dynamic and exciting countries in the world, including it’s old and new wine culture.

The 2013 conference is sponsored by the Consejo Regulador de la Denominación de Origen Rioja and  organized by Ryan Opaz, Gabriella Opaz and Robert McIntosh of social media company Vrazon.

Looking forward to another great event!

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February 22, 2013 at 14:17

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Why wine events really need Internet (and How Vinexpo Failed)

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I just returned from a week at Vinexpo, one of the biggest wine fairs in Europe. It was very productive and I’ve made a bunch of new contacts and deals. However, WiFi failed completely making communication almost impossible and preventing attending wine businesses from fully taking advantage of the event.

In the age of connectivity, where basically every business depends on Internet (email, news, social media), it’s totally unacceptable to spend 6 days in an event without a proper Internet connection.

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June 24, 2011 at 16:54

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Heading to Italy for TerroirVino

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I’ll be spending the next few days in Italy, more precisely in Milan and Genoa. After 3 days discovering Milan I’ll head to Genoa to attend TerroirVino 2011 and its side activities including the Vinix Unplugged Unconference, where I’ll be talking about the AVIN.

It will be a pleasure to spend some time with my friend and fellow wine entrepreneur Filippo Ronco. Filippo is the very active founder of TigullioVino.it (one of the top wine and food online resources in Italy) and Vinix (a wine a food social network) and he created TerroirVino as a way to get wine, people and the web together on one same event in Italy.

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June 9, 2011 at 10:00

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