Monday, 2 July 2012
How to run a wine blogger trip
I remember reading a blog post some ago about how to run a successful press trip to a wine region. Having just been to Angers in The Loire with a small group of wine bloggers the groups behind this trip certainly got the organisation just right.
We tasted lots of wine and met a number of producers, the most important constituent of any trip as far as wine bloggers are concerned. We got a good introduction to the region to set the scene and remind us of the variety in Anjou. We ate well and also got some cultural input with visits to a couple of chateaus, and we had time to use Twitter and update Facebook.
The travel was easy with the new British Airways route from London City Airport to Angers proving it really is very easy to spend a couple of days in and around Angers. London City Airport is easy to get to and given its size and facilities is a pleasure to use. It's how air travel used to be before airports just got too big and busy.
So hats off to the Angers Loire Tourism Authority and London City Airport for putting together such a successful event.