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Wine and travel were the passions that led Madalena Vidigal to post-graduate studies in Wine Tourism. They further inspired her to cultivate her own vineyard in Alentejo, Portugal, where she spends her days “Entre Vinhas” (among the vines). For Madalena, wine tourism is visiting wineries, eating in a good restaurant, a cottage in the countryside, stories told by genuine people, and getting to know the origin of the wines she drinks. She hopes to further inspire your wine tourism passions with her blog www.entrevinhas.com.
Karin Irvine @kekidc
Karin Irvine grew up in the German state of Saarland near the border with France and Luxembourg. Her proximity to the Mosel, Pfalz and Alsace wine regions meant that wine was just a normal part of life. She has always traveled and enjoys learning about different cultures and local specialties. Photography has been part of her adventures and she has long used it to document her trips. You can find her work on Instagram.
Jennifer Hungerford publishes a wine and travel blog as the winederer, which she defines as "someone who travels in pursuit of adventure and wine." Jennifer has immersed herself in wine and its connections with food and culture. It is her desire to taste more than the "renown wines of Bordeaux." She is just as interested in "wines from places you didn't even know produced wine." Jennifer writes from the perspective of her life and travels and tells her audience how wine is a part of the story.
Sarah Billstein is the sole creator and curator of Rosé Season a lifestyle site that avidly promotes the Rosé lifestyle. She is one of the world’s largest and most engaged social media brand/influencers. Sarah was instrumental in creating the inaugural Official National Rosé Day (2nd Saturday of June) and she is a contributing blogger on a variety of highly trafficked sites.
Hajni Szöllősi is a Hungarian wine expert wearing many hats. She writes for a number of publications and writes wine cards for restaurants and hotels. In 2014, Hajni was listed among Vince Magazine's 50 most important women in Hungarian wine life. She also reviews and critiques wine on her blog BORtáBOR. While the blog is written in her native tongue, you can easily follow her on Instagram, because pictures require no language proficiency.
TRIXIE DE CHAVEZ @Trixiedc
For Trixie de Chavez, travel is a way to reconnect with family and friends, as well as meet new people. It is also a way to learn about history, discover different cultures and try new foods. Her new job as a travel director allows her to combine work with her other passions. Trixie enjoys sharing her adventures through her photographs. You can see more pictures of her travels on Instagram.
JULIE OVERSTREET @deepredcellar
Julie Overstreet believes that wine and food enrich life and spent five years recording her wine and food adventures in her blog Deep Red Cellar. She lived for some years in Italy’s Campania region and she has traveled extensively as a wine tourist. She is active in a number of different wine organizations and currently resides on Camano Island, Washington, where she writes for a local magazine. You can find more of her photographs on Instagram.
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