Ilja Gort composed many well-known commercial tunes for Nescafé, Randstad, KLM, Heineken and many other brands. He is also a wine maker and a writer. His red, white and rosé La Tulipe wines are...
Ilja Gort composed many well-known commercial tunes for Nescafé, Randstad, KLM, Heineken and many other brands. He is also a wine maker and a writer. His red, white and rosé La Tulipe wines are extremely popular. Hubrecht Duijker, who is a famous Dutch wine connaisseur and critic, has written very positively about Mr Gort's wines in his wine guides. Nicolaas Klei describes La Tulipe in the Dutch Supermarket Wine Guide as 'the tastiest rosé'.
Dutchman Gort was honoured in France as one the best wine growers in France.
At the International Wine Challenge in London his wine was named the 'Best Bordeaux Wine 2003'!
His rosé La Tulipe was named the best rosé of France at the Concours des oelologues 2005.
Ilja Gort is a successful writer as well. His first book, 'Leven als Gort in Frankrijk ('Living like Gort in France'), is extremely humorous and full of stories about his life between the wine growers in Southern France. Gort's publisher sold 100,000 copies.
His second book, 'Met Gort de Boer op' (not translatable), which he co-wrote with chef Jonnie Boer, is about his love for the Dutch countryside and the 'cuisine Hollandaise'. His third book, 'Wijnsurvivalboek' ('Wine survival book'), a wine book for beer drinkers, sold 75,000 copies. His latest book, 'Overleven als Gort in Frankrijk' ('Survive like Gort in France'), published in 2007, was an instant success as well.
Gort is an inspiring speaker and presents a very suprising, extremely witty performance about wine, France and how to get the best out of your life.
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Depending on the duration of your event, Ilja Gort has even more in store, like wine tasting. At request he composes, clearly focussed on marketing and experience, live music for television commercials, together with the audience.
Gort lives and works alternately in the Netherlands and his beloved France.