Hi Ho. Hi Ho. It’s Off to Portugal We Go.

As you may know, I was scheduled to go to Portugal with Jo last year.  Sadly for me, but happily for Art Predator, I was unable to make the trip.  However, being ever so kind, Enoforum Wines extended an invitation to me to claim my prize at any time in 2010!

It worked out to visit VERY early in 2010 and off I go to Portugal on January 9. Sadly, Matt will not be able to come with me, but one of my very best friends will be traveling and staying with me for the trip.  We’re off for a grand adventure and I can’t wait to report back here about all that’s going on in the Alentejo region.  I don’t have a lot of experience with Portuguese wines, but as one of my wine goals for 2010 is to get to know Portuguese wines, this trip should be a FABULOUS introduction.

I don’t know how much, if at all, I’ll be able to report live, but I promise to do my best.  My travel companion has also agreed to write up her thoughts by guest posting here on ye olde wine blog, which I think will be great as it will give you a real consumer perspective on the wineries and wines! Off to Portugal we go…my first ever visit to a European wine region.

*Disclaimer: My flight, meals, and hotel will be provided by Enoforum Wines as my prize for winning Jo’s Why I Want to Go to Portugal Contest.

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8 Responses

  1. That is great. It is a pity you are going so early. I am going to move to Portugal in February, but I am sure once you experience it there, you will want to go back.

  2. I’m so happy for you, but – as only you can imagine – there’s a bitter sweet element to it. I can’t help but be longing to be with you… because now a huge piece of my heart remains in Portugal. It’s bitter sweet… it’s joy and pain… But it’s your time, and I can hardly wait to read about your journey, too.

    Yes, you’ll be busy, so any writing with be brief and superficial at best. (You’ll find a deeper groove upon return.)

    Your host, Enoforum Wines, will bring you to places you can’t even begin to imagine until you’ve been there, they’ll feed you unimaginably delicious foods, and they’ll share amazing wines with you and your companion.

    I wish you the very best, my friend… You’re so fortunate! What a great way to start 2010!

  3. have a jolly old time

  4. Have a great trip!

    Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  5. Portuguese wines are the jam! Enjoy!

  6. Sonadora, if your trip is half as amazing as the one I experienced in your stead, you will be reliving it in your dreams for months (if not years!) to come! And thinking and writing about it too. Although I blogged every day on the trip, I know I have a bunch of ideas MORE I want to write about when I get a moment.

    I look forward to reading your posts as well as your guest blogger! You’re lucky you had lots of time to prepare for the trip! Have fun!

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