Christmas comes just after August. That is at least what we sometimes think. September and October is our most busy travel season so at the end of August we can look forward to a busy period. Next time we sit down and relax is around Christmas time.
Over the last two months we have been in many different wine regions and wine countries, visiting wineries, tasting wines, talking to winemakers: the Loire Valley, the Rhone Valley, Piedmont, Apulia, Rioja, Alentejo, the Douro Valley, Champagne and others.
Britt’s birthday anniversary is early October and Per’s is early in September. But since it is not very fun to celebrate birthday alone we decided to micro-manage the calendar and to celebrate Per’s in late August and Britt’s has been postponed until mid-November. It was the only possibility if we wanted a week-end when we were both at home.
This has, on the other hand, given us a very good view of what the autumn weather and the harvest looks like. Much better than reading the press releases from the wine marketing boards or other more or less well-informed second hand reports in the press. You will find a short summary of that in the Brief. Most of Europe seems to be agreeing that it has been a difficult and challenging year. The jury is out and will not return until the wine is finished.
All this travelling has meant that we have not had much time to write much these last two months. So you will have to be content with a shortish Brief this month.
On the other hand, it has also meant that we have had the occasion to meet with many of our readers in real life, on our wine tours or at the Digital Wine Communications Conference (#DWCC) that recently took place in Rioja. (And where Per also was one of the speakers, talking about who are the wine communicators in 2013.)
Which brings us back to more wine travel: Do take a look at our wine travel programs, the scheduled tours or the custom made ones. It would be a great pleasure to meet you on one of these. For example:
- Chile and Argentina wine tour in February
- South Africa wine tour in March
- Douro Valley wine tour in Portugal in May
More info on all of that in the Brief and on our travel site BKWineTours.com.
Hope to see you sometime soon!
Britt & Per
PS: Recommend to your friends to read the Brief !
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