WLS2016: So many people that we have to thank. So little time…

We had amazing experiences in Portugal during the first International #Winelover Symposium. Some of the fantastic people who helped to turn our event into something super special and unforgettable are listed below along with my #ThankYouPicOfTheDay comments. And above we have Andre Ribeirinho. The brains and heart behind putting all the pieces together. THANK YOU so much my friend! .… Read more →


Lugana in Boston: A Short Interview with Luca Formentini

    Luca Formentini of the Lugana Consorzio speaks about the wines of Lugana, Italy with me at a tasting and luncheon in Boston’s Porto restaurant. ===> Video by Brad Smith   Don’t forget! Save Lugana by drinking Lugana!   Cheers, Luiz Alberto Founder of the #winelover community Master of Wine candidate Member of the Circle of Wine Writers Italian Wine Ambassador I combine… Read more →

Today is the day! Today is “No Bra Day”!

  Today is the day! But October is about raising the awareness of #breastcancer globally. The #winelover community is doing its best to contribute to this cause and help the affected ones. #wlbcaf Read more about our foundation on our website:…/ And please feel free to donate to support our future projects: I would like to thank you… Read more →

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. • During October, please make of your profile picture and your cover photo tools for awareness (#winelover t-shirt against cancer, #winelover against cancer logo, etc) • Especially during this month, we want to help those affected by breast cancer with education and… Read more →

10 candidates for the #IWS16 scholarship in Portugal.

In alphabetical orders (by last name) please find the 10 candidates for the #IWS16 scholarship in Portugal. You will find out why they believe they should win the scholarship. Please read what they had to say before voting here:   1) Barbara Barrielle – USA I am an avid #winelover, wine drinker and wine writer.  I live in wine country and… Read more →

Etna is … #Winelover s Speak

Etna is … #Winelover s Speak

Etna Wine School and the Consorzio per la tutela dei vini Etna DOC worked to develop a multi-day program where more than 30 individuals from a dozen countries had direct access to 23 different Etna wineries and scores of wines. During the tour, ‪#‎EtnaWineSchool‬interviewed a number of ‪#‎winelover‬-s and wine-trade professionals about these inimitable volcanic wines. These were their answers… Read more →

Burgundy: People with a Passion for Wine (Official Trailer)

Burgundy: People with a Passion for Wine (Official Trailer)

  Official Trailer for New Burgundy documentary film – 2016 Release! Using a colorful mosaic of stories, this documentary film demystifies the world-famous French winemaking region and offers a rare, insider glimpse into the lives of the passionate people working in Burgundy’s wine industry. Visit the website and opt-in for the latest news: Music Credits: TITLE: France – Old… Read more →

Sommelier stage 2016, Argentina

Worlds best sommelier 2016

I sat through a fab night looking at the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (AIS) final – the world best sommelier final at youtube. I must say I loved it – then again I am a wine nerd and not a normal wine consumer. The #winelover community wants to gives our warmest congratulations to Arvid Rosengren, Sweden’s second world champion… Read more →