European Wine Bloggers Conference 2010 - Ongoing Series

–This is part of an ongoing series about the European Wine Bloggers’ Conference

Pretty busy around the winery so I haven’t had time to write much about the EWBC. But here is some unedited video of an exclusive winery and vineyard tour we did at Iby in the Burgenland.

The Austrian Wine press trips had the great idea of splitting us all up into small groups and sending us off with different winemakers. We all had totally different experiences and we’ll all get to write about them differently. Very very fun. Plus I just love meeting the producer and tasting the wines with him or her. It’s the way wine was meant to be shared and it’s a welcome break from these long table tasting marathons of 50 different Blaufränkisch in 60 minutes. *gasp*

I also enjoyed the excellent company of three lovely ladies on this trip. Olga Mosina (a Russian wine blogger), Onneca (a Barcelona punk who I believe makes or represents a delicious cava), and Mariëlla Beukers who has already published her thoughts in Dutch. But there’s also a translate button for English. :)

More to come later when I have time to write write write type type type.  For now, let it be known, the wines were delicious.

I am finally back in the comfort of my own winery after a long and wonderful trip to Paris and Vienna.  The European Wine Bloggers’ Conference was an absolute blast.  The word for the week was overwhelming.  Lots of wine, lots of learning, lots of laughing, lots of beauty.  Everything was just wonderful.

I guess we should break this up into multiple posts because the trip was sooo varied and momentous.

Alright, an ongoing series on the EWBC 2010 in Vienna and the surrounding Austrian wine country. As the series goes on, I’ll update this post to be a sort of index or table of contents for the EWBC posts, photos and links.

Keynotes and Tastings that virtually everybody did:

The mini-conferences and workshops:

The press trips and parties:

Other pertinent, less insane articles about the EWBC:

Other languages posting about EWBC

Other resources and indeces:

How to find us

Domaine O’Vineyards is just a few kilometres north of Carcassonne. GPS coordinates: 43.259622, 2.340387

Domaine O’Vineyards
885 Avenue de la Montagne Noire
11620 Villemoustaussou, France
Tel: +33(0) 630 189 910

  1. Follow the signs to Mazamet/ Villemoustaussou until the D118 (the last straight road) and the Dyneff gas station on the roundabout.
  2. Take the exit towards Pennautier. Continue 500m to a small roundabout and go straight over.
  3. Look out for the second road on your right, Avenue des Cévennes which goes up hill (about 1km) to Avenue de la Montagne Noire.
  4. At the last juction, bear left at the road sign “Ave de la Montagne Noire” (confusing as it seems to show a right turn)
  5. After another 500m you will see our red brick color building in the middle of the vines.