Quevedo Port Wine Press Release for the day of May, 20th, 2009

First wine bloggers’ “off” meeting during Vinexpo 2009

Monday, 22 June 2009, 11am to 7pm
Château  Luchey Halde (Mérignac)

Winemaking and vine growing bloggers from across Europe will step onto the other side of the screen, and for the first time they will meet their readers for a tasting of their wines, in a friendly and passionate atmosphere.

“Wine and the Net” tasting
The “Wine and the Net” tasting brings together for the first time winemakers with very different backgrounds. French, Italian, Portuguese, German or American, some are recent converts to winemaking, others are from traditional winemaking families; some grow vines organically, others practice conventional agriculture. Most of them know each other only through their blogs.

United by a common passion
Twenty blogger-winemakers from France, Germany, Italy and Portugal will meet “off” Vinexpo to showcase their blogs and their wines on Monday 22 June 2009 from 11 am to 7 pm, at the Château Luchey Halde in Mérignac. Wine professionals and readers of the blogosphere will get together for a friendly meeting about Wine and the Web.

Who are these winemaker bloggers?
Winemakers by profession, they share a passion for their work and a willingness to share that passion. They will gather around the idea of “inviting wine lovers, novices and interested people to regularly share the experience and the authenticity of the work of winemakers.”
These winemaking bloggers have chosen the occasion of this global showcase to get closer to people who enjoy their wines as much as their writing. Quite naturally all of this is described on a common blog set up for the event:

http://blogsetvignerons.over-blog.com

For your reservation, please send an email indicating your name and the number of persons to come to:
blogsetvignerons@hotmail.fr

The twenty participating winemaker-bloggers are:

Bruno et Claudie Bilancini
- Montbazillac -
Tirecul la Gravière

http://tirecul.canalblog.com

Francis Boulard
- Champagne -
Champagne Raymond Boulard et Fils
www.vigneron-champagne.com

Marc Dalbavie
- Périgord -
Domaine de la Voie Blanche
www.domaine-voie-blanche.com/blog

Sébastien David
- Loire -
Domaine Sébastien David

http://patrimoinesd.canalblog.com

Thibault Despagne
- Bordeaux -
Despagne

http://blog.despagne.fr

Cyril Dubrey
- Bordeaux -
Château d’Ardennes et Château Mirebeau

http://dubrey.blogspot.com

Dupéré-Barrera
- Provence -
Domaine Clos de la Procure
www.blogduperebarrera.com

Cyril Geffard, Vincent Guilbaud
- Loire -
Domaine des Pierrettes
www.domainedespierrettes.fr/blog

Ursula Maria Janson
- Allemagne -
Domaine Janson

http://weingutjanson.blogspot.com

David Lelièvre
- Côtes de Toul -
Domaine Lelièvre
www.vins-lelievre.com/blog

Amy Lillard
- Côtes du Rhône -
Domaine de la Gramière
www.lagramiere.typepad.com

http://lagramiere.typepad.com/francais

Samuel Megnan
- Fiefs Vendéens -
Domaine Aloha
www.domaine-aloha.com

Yvon Minvielle
- Bordeaux -
Château Lagarette

http://chateaulagarette.blogspot.com

Valérye Mordelet
- Loire -
Les Loges de la Folie
www.les-loges-de-la-folie.com

Gianpaolo Paglia
- Marremma Toscana, Italie -
Domaine Poggio Argentiera

http://poggioargentiera.com

Isabelle Perraud
- Beaujolais -
Cotes de la Molière

http://cotes-de-la-moliere.com/mon-blog

Oscar Quevedo
- Douro, Portugal -
Domaine Quevedo

http://quevedoportwine.com

Iris Rutz-Rudel
- Languedoc -
Domaine Lisson

http://lisson.over-blog.com

http://weingut-lisson.over-blog.com

Annie Sauvat
- Côtes d’Auvergne -
Domaine Sauvat Claude et Annie
www.sauvat-vins.com/weblog

Benoît Tarlant
- Champagne -
Champagne Tarlant
www.champagne-blog.com