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Ready, Set, Go…NY, SF, NY…A Whirlwind of Fun!

planeAs you read this, we’re most likely struggling to get comfortable in our cramped Delta seats, eating bland airline food, while on our way to NY. Well, correction, Ryan is grumbling in his beer, while Gabriella is stretched out lengthwise basking in the roominess of her seat. Clearly genetics has served her well for international flights!

Arriving in 7 hours (2am NYC time), blurry eyed and dizzy, we’re hoping to sail through customs and land in our beds, crashed out, no later than 4am. If we’re really lucky, we’ll get 6 more hours of sleep before the alarm goes off and demands our bushy tailed and bright-eyed selves to welcome the city with open arms! We then dash off to a meeting followed by a lunch then to a Riedel tasting at 2pm with Maximillion himself, followed by our Portuguese wine tasting at Aldea at 6pm!!! Did we mention that our flight to San Francisco is at 7am the following morning?! Eh, who needs sleep?! We’re too excited to worry about sleep when we get to walk through the Big Apple, meet loads of American Wine and Food Bloggers, and show off some eclectic and diverse Portuguese wines, thanks to Viniportugal. We love the wines of Portugal, as you know, and we’re excited to have a chance to taste them with so many of our virtual friends.

What does this mean for Catavino throughout the week? Well, we’ll be posting photos to our flickr accounts, and videos to the new WBC/EWBC video channel: http://bit.ly/WBC_video_EWBC, where we’ll be documenting the Wine Bloggers Conference in Napa and Sonoma Valley. If you’re a wine blogger, make sure to add a video telling us a little something about yourself! Additionally, we’ll do our best to update you on our continued adventures. We may even set up a live blog!

For now, make sure to follow us on Twitter: @ryanopaz @gabriellaopaz and @catavino – where we’ll be posting most frequently.

Signing off at 30,000 feet! Please send sleepy thoughts our direction!

Cheers,

Ryan and Gabriella Opaz

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  • http://www.cortesdecima.pt Carrie Jorgensen

    Hi guys, dying to learn who won the free trip to the #EWBC09 in Lisbon in October, during the Portuguese wine tasting and dinner at the Aldea Restaurant on 22 July.
    By the way, your link needs fixing, it is http://aldearestaurant.com/!

  • http://www.catavino.net Gabriella

    Thanks Carrie! Great to see you here with us at the Wine Bloggers Conference in Santa Rosa, and I’ll get that fix asap.