Well, I’m leaving on a jet plane tomorrow for the European Wine Bloggers Conference in Izmir, Turkey, of all places. Izmir is on the western edge of Turkey, on the Aegean Sea. I’ll be flying all day and landing at 2:00 Izmir time on Thursday.
I’m terrifically honored to have received a fellowship to go. My heartfelt thanks to the sponsors at vrazon.com. I’ll be informally presenting my idea for a new international wine magazine and multimedia project to anyone who expresses an interest, and am looking forward to learning about a new-to-me culture. I’m particularly interested in how women wine professionals are faring in a Muslim nation, and what is happening regarding wine consumption itself. And of course, I’ll be tasting some fascinating new varietals!
After the three days in Izmir, I’ll be leaving for a three-day excursion to Manisa and Denizli, where we will be exploring the area’s historical and winemaking sites and enjoying the beautiful countryside, its history, its people, and its cuisine.
I hope to post updates, and I hope you enjoy them!
Over and out for now.