Awards and citations:

1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Thursday, 10 September 2009

European Wine Bloggers Conference Lisbon 2009

I'm looking forward to attending the European Wine Bloggers' Conference in Lisbon from 30th October - 1st November. This will be the first of these conferences that I have been to and the location is particularly good as Lisbon is one of my favourite cities.

47 bloggers have now signed up for the conference that includes associated visits to the Douro with the Douro Boys, Estremadura, Setubal/Terras do Sado, Cortes de Cima and other treats. See programme here. If you are a blogger the conference fee is 95€ with a 10€ discount if you are a member of the OpenWine Consortium. Warning: the conference fee rises to 150€ for bloggers who register after 30th September.

The organisers are keen to attract more bloggers from France to attend. There are some very good French blogs, so it would be good to see, at least, some French bloggers in Lisbon. I don't want to have to speak English all the time, as both my Portuguese and Spanish are severely limited!

Les organisateur aiment voir plus de bloggers français à Lisbonne pour le conference. Il y a des très bons blogs français et très ccompetents bloggers français et j'espére sincerement que vous participez avec nous à Lisbonne fin octobre. Je veux pas parler l'anglais tout le temps parce que ma portugaise et ma espagnole sont tous les deux exécrables!

Update: 15th September: 58 bloggers from 12 countries have now signed up for this conference but still no French bloggers.


Robert McIntosh said...

look forward to meeting you there (and he clash of shirts!)

Anna said...

Ciao Jim, parli italiano? See you in Lisbon!

Jim's Loire said...

Anna. I understand some Italian, especially when it is close to French. Look forward to meeting you in Lisbon.

Jim's Loire said...

Hi Robert As you now I have a strong preference for subdued shirts, so I'm sure there will be no clash. Ironic that we fail to meet up in Forest Hill, London and instead have to go to Lisbon.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great program of visits! Wink is there I see.
Thanks but no thanks for the program organisers listing all those blogs!!
More to check out eh.

Bob from Alberta.

Jim's Loire said...

Bob It would have been good to have met you but Alberta to Lisbon is long way for a conference.

Anonymous said...

You think Alberta to Lisbon is far...we went all the way from Lisbon to Santa Rosa, and survived! In fact had a great time! Hope to see lots of people from lots of places at the upcoming Portuguese Bloggers get together!

Jim's Loire said...

Certainly hope so Carrie!