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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.

EWBC_Logo EWBC Rioja

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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EWBC 2011: A great experience in friendship!

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I’m back from Italy and from an amazing week full of exciting people, great conversations, great places and great wine & food.

EWBC was again marked by a truly great experience of meeting old friends and making new ones.

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” – Anais Nin

Now I’ll let my photos tell the story of the trip to Italy:


The nice Romano di Lombardia train station where I was kicked out of the train from Milan to Brescia for not validating the ticket and for not wanting to pay the proposed bribe. It seems funny now.

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October 20, 2011 at 12:59

Heading to Franciacorta for the EWBC 2011!

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Next week I’ll be heading to Italy to attend the European Wine Bloggers Conference 2011.

EWBC has been consistently one of the best wine events of the year (thanks Gabriella, Ryan & Robert). It’ll once again be a great opportunity to talk to old wine friends, meet other online wine entrepreneurs and taste some great wines with other wine geeks from all over the world.

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October 11, 2011 at 10:55

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