Wines of Portugal Annual Tasting [London] March 29th, 2022

After almost 2 years without coming to the market as a group, Portuguese wine producers are eager to show what they’ve been working on these last few months.

Portuguese wine exports have rocketed to a historical global level of 925 million euros in 2021 (+8.11% vs 2020). And there’s more good news, specifically for the UK, as 10.58% of all Portuguese wines exported come to this market, making it the 3rd biggest market for Portugal (after France and the US).

The Annual Tasting will take place on March 29th, at St Mary’s Church in Marylebone (London, W1H 1PQ), being the first Wines of Portugal tasting to take place worldwide. Historically, it is a very important tasting, reflecting the importance of the UK market for Portuguese wine exports and it happens the year the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance celebrates its 650th anniversary.

Presenting 70 producers, from 10 different wine regions, and more than 600 wines, the day will be an opportunity to get a sense of what’s new, trendy and what has been moving Portuguese winemakers, as well as to taste the new vintages. There will be a mixture of completely new wines and iconic wines that have built the reputation of Portuguese wines over the years.

Complementing this program, Wines of Portugal is organizing two masterclasses to show the diversity of Portuguese wines and why they are so suitable for the on-trade.

Registration:  https://bit.ly/3tlUUBR

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Continuation of the 2021 Port Wine Day celebrations…

I’m absolutely thrilled to be invited by the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e do Porto to participate in the tasting panel for the “Port Wine Day” celebrations!

This Friday, November 12th, at 7pm (Portugal) 2pm (Canada/US), watch live on the Port and Douro Wines Facebook page!

The global tasting panel will be tasting six different styles and vintages, which are listed below and will be presented by a representative of the brand, as follows:

Catarina Machado – @churchills_port | Churchill’s Dry White Aperitif

Lígia Marques – Sogrape | @kopke1638 20-Year-Old White

@sandemanporto 10-Year-Old Tawny

Emiliano Di Renzo – Symington Family Estates – @dows_port | Dow’s30-Year-Old Tawny

Manuel Sapage – @conceito_wines | Conceito 2016 Vintage

David Guimaraens – Fladgate Partnership | @taylorsportwine Fladgate 2015 LBV

The Host: Paulo Russell-Pinto – IVDP

 

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Portuguese Wine Exports Increase H1

Exports of Portuguese wines increased by 14.5 % in volume and 19.3 % in value, during the first six months of 2021, reaching almost €436 million.

“Portuguese wine exports had very positive behavior in the first half of 2021, registering a remarkable increase, both in value and in quantity, when compared to the same period of 2020: 14.5 % in volume, 19.3 % in value and 4.2 % in average price”, stated the Ministry of Agriculture.

Between January and June, Portuguese wine exports stood at €435.6 million, €70.5 million more than last year.

With regards to the community market, exports advanced 14.6 % in volume and 19 % in value in the first half of the year, while the average price grew by 3.8 %.

In turn, exports to third countries increased 14.4 % in volume and 19.6 % in value until June, compared to the same period in 2020.

France, United States, United Kingdom, Brazil and Germany were the most important markets during this period.

According to data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE), quoted by the Ministry of Agriculture, the agri-food complex grew 8.4 % in the first semester, compared to the same period of 2020.

“This is another sign of the sector’s resilience and capacity to adapt to the situation of a serious health crisis that we are still going through. The Ministry of Agriculture has always been on the side of producers and companies, with the necessary measures to guarantee predictability and stability in this period of greater uncertainty”, said the Minister of Agriculture, Maria do Céu Antunes.

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Snow Hits Portugal’s Douro – This is not an April Fool’s Joke!

The famous Port-producing region is under a blanket snow this week when residents would normally be witnessing the blooming of springtime flowers.The last day of March brought snow to the Douro, which is 700 meters above sea level – something that is almost unheard of at this time of year.

It is a reminder that beyond Covid-19 we still face the challenge of Climate Change.

 

Source:  Drinks Business