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We're delighted to announce that from 1st-30th September we’re partnering with luxury restaurant group, D&D London, to launch Viva Portugal - a month long campaign running across 20 top restaurants and bars. If you’re not familiar with Portugal, beyond Port, then get excited: you can expect distinctive blends of unparalleled variety with exceptional food-pairing capability.

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Portugal has been awarded 117 medals at the Sommelier Wine Awards 2016.

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Lukasz Walkowiak, Sommelier at Oxo Tower, has been named winner of the Wines of Portugal Wine Quest 2016. Recognised for his overall knowledge and skills in Portuguese wines, Lukasz is awarded a £2,000 prize. Runner-up, Davide Dall’Amico of RAC Club receives £500.

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Olá London Wine Week!

May 23, 2016

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As part of London Wine Week 2016, Wines of Portugal will host a 'Discovery Bar' in the Central Courtyard of Devonshire Square. The Discovery Bar will serve a selection of red and white Portuguese wines from many of Portugal’s wine regions. A selection of 15 wines from across the country will be available to purchase by the glass and by the bottle, introducing consumers to the exciting range of styles that Portugal has to offer.

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Wines of Portugal will be attending this special showcase of Portugal and Spain's finest wines, held at the Landmark Hotel in London on the 27th of February.

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Wines of Portugal are delighted to announce that next year’s Annual Tasting will take place on Wednesday 2nd March at RHS Lindley Hall in London, from 10am – 6pm.

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The Portuguese Conspiracy Supperclub is back in East London and promises to lead you through the richness and diversity of Portuguese creativity. Vitor Claro will be at the wheel and drive you through an amazing journey around food, memory, and of course his fantastic Dominó wines! Get all the info here: http://theportugueseconspiracy.com/event/vitor-claro/

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The Portuguese Conspiracy Supperclub is back in East London and promises to lead you through the richness and diversity of Portuguese creativity. Vitor Claro will be at the wheel and drive you through an amazing journey around food, memory, and of course his fantastic Dominó wines! Get all the info here: http://theportugueseconspiracy.com/event/vitor-claro/

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Portugal has enjoyed a magnificent year in the consumer press and, after many a false dawn, it may finally be set for its time in the sun.

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Wines of Portugal has announced the winners of its Wine Quest sommelier competition. First place went to Christophe Richelet of Taberna do Mercado with Maggie Mak of Maze by Gordon Ramsay named as runner up.

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Wines of Portugal Challenge ceremony awarded 303 of the 1156 national wines in competition. The wine Herdade do Esporão Verdelho 2014 was considered the Best Wine of Portugal 2015.

Alentejo and Douro wine regions were the most awarded wine regions in the challenge, having received 5 Great Gold medals. Dão wine region had the third place with 3 Great Gold medals. The competition is organized by ViniPortugal, in partnership with ANDOVI, CNEMA, IVBAM, IVDP, IVV and Revista de Vinhos. Today, in the awards ceremony held at Solar dos Vinhos do Dão were awarded 303 wines with 20 Premium Gold, 47 Gold and 236 Silver.

 
The best of the year category awarded the wine Herdade do Esporão Verdelho 2014 and the Best Mono-Variety Wine, as the Best Wine of 2015, Ataíde Costa Martins Semedo Unip. Lda as the Best Sparkling Wine,  Bacalhôa Moscatel Roxo as the Best Fortified Wine.
 
1156 wines in competition were tasted by 22 international experts, from eight different countries. These are personalities from various quarters, with different sensitivities that offer to the competition multiple perspectives and a universal breadth. The Grand Jury, leaded by Luis Manuel Ramos Lopes from Revista de Vinhos, gathered Dirceu Junior (Brazil), Evan Goldstein (US), Madeleine Stenwreth (Sweden) and Bento Amaral, responsible for the Technical Management of  IVDP. The Grand Jury has elected the Great Golds, taking as a sample the Golds previously selected by the jury, in the first sessions. 
 
Of the evaluated wines, 60% achieved rankings for a medal, however the Regulation only allows 25% of this percentage. Also note that no bronze medals were distributed, only silver and gold medals.
 
Watch all of the awarded wines here: