Archive for the Tag 'Enoforum Wines'

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Oh, Put a Cork In It!

Having just read a story about cork in the Wall Street Journal called, “Plastic or real cork: Which is the better way to seal a wine bottle?” it got me thinking, and I became interested enough to actually sign up for being able to comment on their Website. My comment was: CORK: I’ll always choose […]

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Enoforum Wines of the Alentejo

When Enoforum Wines, a Portuguese export company, was first explained to me, its structure seemed very confusing. The reason it did is because living and working in California for the last 17+ years, I’ve watched the wine business here all but cannibalize itself with massive amounts of individual brands. Not only are the big dogs […]

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One of The Most Interesting Aspects of Portugal in the Alentejo Wine Grape Growing Region

The history of Portugal is richly fascinating, and even more amazing when you visit and see it firsthand. Being there allowed me to experience and touch its ancient past, while exploring the immensely popular and emerging wine region of the world today… the Alentejo. I’m not going to ask you to take only my word […]

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Top 10 Things I Learned in Portugal, Inspired by Wannabe Wino

Sonadora has returned from the Portuguese trip that she won from Enoforum Wines. I created it, conducted it, and then judged Sonadora to be the winner, based on her passion, dedication, and love of wine. She and I were supposed to go together, but she became ill just before we were scheduled to go, so […]

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Amphoras Place in the History of Winemaking, As Seen in Alentejo, Portugal

As I’ve earlier written, To Understand Portuguese Wines, One Must First Understand the People. This continues to be my mantra today, to which I would add the word “history” to what must also be understood. I can now say this, most especially after having spent 10 days in Portugal last fall with Delfim Costa of […]

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Understanding Twitter As a Wine Marketing Tool

As a former radio broadcaster, I was first introduced to the power of electronic media in the 1980s. I was working at WBLM in Portland, Maine. One of my duties was to produce and moderate a community issues talk program, called the “Public Ear.” It aired every Sunday morning at 6:00 a.m, which was why […]

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Wine Books ~ A Book Lovers Shopping List for the 2009 Gift Giving Season

Weekly Holidaze Drawing: Just leave a comment on any wine-blog entry this month, to win gifts this December: I admit it… I’m addicted to books… I love them. As I was reading last night, curled up on my couch under a blanket and reading a great book, I was reminded of how luxurious that moment […]

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Portugal ~ Hitting My Imagination’s Reset Button

Weekly Holidaze Drawing: Just leave a comment on any wine-blog entry this month, to win gifts this December: There is nothing like a new client coming into my business (Diaz Communications), especially since we’re a marketing and public relations company. This couldn’t be any better for reinvigorating my creative juices. I’m sure many other P.R. […]

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To Understand Portuguese Wines, One Must First Understand the People

Having spent 10 days in Portugal, as the guest of my client Enoforum Wines, my world of wine just became greatly expanded. It didn’t begin with the wine, though, it began with the people. In this coming week, I’m going to be exploring what I’ve just learned. It began the moment I was picked up […]

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Images of Portugal That Speak One Thousand Words