Vino" van honsté
Passionate winelover who specialises in Italian wines and loves to bring you the stories behind the wine. Always looking for some new hidden gems from every wine country. I just love "elegance" in wines!
When tasting wine -in a more or less professional way-, there is a certain sequence to follow: 1. Looking 2. Sniffing 3. Swirling 4. Some more sniffing 5. Tasting (and -sometimes- spitting) 6. Drawing conclusions
I am passionate about wine, so I'm happy to help you out with any wine-related question. You are preparing that great dinner but just don't know which wine to serve...try me out... If you're going to Antwerp (or surroundings), I will be glad to provide you with addresses of some nice restaurants and wine bars. I like to practice some heavy duty small talk. I like to smile, giggle, laugh. Any other things that you think of and that didn't -yet- crossed my mind. If you know any persons/owners/sommeliers of restaurants, hotels, wine bars, pubs, etc. in Belgium that are interested in (Italian) wines, I would be happy if you could introduce me to them. If you have any great ideas about doing a wine business, I would be glad to hear from you. I'm always on the look for great new wines (with a specialization in Italian and Spanish wines), so if you tasted some great wines lately just drop me a note. Our wine importing business is a start-up, so I welcome any good and constructive advice, some tips on what to do and certainly not to do, loopholes to avoid, etc. We are also on the look to start a shop (Antwerp and close surroundings), so some proprerty advice is also warmly accepted. I also always welcome any good business propositions. Any remarks on how to improve my profile.
Some DVD's I enjoyed watching
Robin Sharma, The monk who sold his Ferrari Stephen King, The Dead Zone Rita Emmett, The Procrastinator's Handbook Peter Klosse, Het proefboek - de essentie van smaak Audiobook: The hitchhikers' guide to the galaxy (made possible by Geert Van Landeghem. Thanks!) Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead (recommended by Tim Mugabi) Wallace & Gromit, the curse of the were-rabbit (my daughter choose this one which was a gift at our local video store and it is a great animation movie, just imagine the work that has gone into this movie...) Two for the money (Al Pacino is doing it again! Just a quote:"You know, the best part of the best drug in the world isn't the high. It's the moment just before you take it. The dice are dancing on the table. Between now and the time they stop, that's the greatest high in the world." Lord of War (with Nicolas Cage in fine form and an incredible intro that shows the -politically incorrect- life of a bullet) Sideways (the ultimate winemovie with quotes that are already inmortal under winelovers such as "No, if anyone orders Merlot, I'm leaving. I am NOT drinking any f*****g Merlot!").