This April our aspiration towards growth and improvement of our surroundings will give you something brand new for Bulgaria: WSET LEVEL 2 Award in SPIRITS. We rolled up our sleeves and made this possible with the invaluable help of CASAVINO, WSET Global and undoubtedly оne of the most prominent specialists in the industry Arthur Nägele.
Exploring the 'blend' of wine and communications :)
We are the happiest people in the world to announce that the 8th annual Digital Wine Communications Conference (DWCC) will be held in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv on October 23 – 25, 2015. This is the only international conference dedicated to the convergence of wine and the web and you are most welcome to… converge and get clicking on their website.
...and have it on tape! This summer marks the beginning of several new projects for Enosiasti. One of them is the topic of this short (but full of content) blog post.
300 and Two is our video project that makes us come out of the shadow of the keyboard, roll up our sleeves and learn how to make wine from scratch. Because in order to talk confidently about wine with a glass in your hands you need to get them dirty first. You can watch all of our muddy extremities in the 300 and Two mini-vlog, which, we promise, will be out in a few of weeks.
Due to the numerous enquiries, The Wine & Spirits Professional Centre (WSPC®) in Athens will run all WSET levels in English. WSET Level 1 Award in Wines begins on September 12, 2015. This is a 13-hour course offering an excellent starting point for exploring various wine styles, their pairing with food, and the correct storage and serving conditions. The two-day course includes a workshop with tastings lasting for five hours each and students are required to take a 2.5-hour exams at the end of the level. Level 1 is conveniently held over the weekend, so we have even less reasons to hesitate.
We had a chance to watch “A Year in Burgundy”, the new wine-dedicated movie, directed by David Kennard before its release on November 5th, 2013. The documentary takes you on a journey with French wine importer Martine Saunier around the Burgundy wineries she personally works with.
Join us for a quick but satisfying overview.
In brief, Incanto is the name of the high end series of Medi Valley Winery while their basic level wines are under the name “A Good Year”. Similarly to the Incanto series, A Good Year is also going though changes. Among the 2012 vintage wines, we are going to miss the stunning Rubin, but then again we will have the chance to enjoy a new blend of Mavrud and Cabernet Sauvignon 2012. This wine complies with the Medi Valley’s efforts to offer quality wines from local varieties. Trustworthy sources confide that the 2013 vintage will probably include Rubin once again, so keep calm and stay tuned!