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    Champions!

    They say Friday the 13th is a day of bad luck, but I can't complain! Yesterday I received the news that at the New York Product Design Awards, organized by the prestigious International Awards Associate, the book '100 Great Wines of Portugal' (designed by M&A Creative, written by me and edited by ZestBooks) received the SILVER WINNER 2022 award in…

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    Churchill's: Four decades of producing Premium wines

    Churchills recently presented the new image of its products but, above all, made known the consistency it has achieved over the last 40 years in the production of premium wines from Porto and Douro. Minimalism is what reveals the new image of Churchills, which passed not only the logo but also the image of the bottles. Some labels are more…

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    A&D Wines: a consolidated project

    Six years after the presentation of the project, A&D Wines takes a prominent place in the production of quality wines in Baião, region of Vinhos Verdes. The way will always be to produce wine, respecting nature. Quinta de Santa Teresa belongs to the couple of electrotechnical engineers Alexandre Gomes and Dialina Azevedo, who decided to revitalize family traditions in the…

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    Falua and national sommeliers extend collaboration

    It's not the first time now and it certainly won't be the last. A dozen national sommeliers of reference recently met at Falua, in Almeirim, to elect the final batch of Conde Vimioso Sommelier Edition wines in conjunction with winemaker Antonina Barbosa.  Falua's idea of making a final batch of special edition red wine for the Horeca canal was born…

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    The Art of Knitting and Crocheting

    The meshes of life caused Sandra Tavares da Silva and Susana Esteban to cross the path of friendship and to birth two wines with distinct but similar characteristics in elegance. A project that is already more than ten years old, with new crops now launched on the market.   Many years ago, when Sandra Tavares da Silva and Susana Esteban…

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    Quinta da Plansel reinforces WSET courses in Portugal

    Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) courses are now available monthly in three different languages at Plansel Wine School. Plansel Wine School was born from the partnership of Quinta da Plansel, wine producer of Montemor-o-Novo, with Wilmy Matton, a wine teacher in the Netherlands in order to reinforce in Portugal the WSET teaching model, one of the most recognized wine…

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    APENO promotes Conferences, Debates and Wine Tourism Tests at BTL

    The Portuguese Association of Enotourism will be in great activity at BTL, the largest tourism fair in Portugal that will take place, in Lisbon, in FIL. Under analysis will be some of the most relevant topics in the sector and also creative proofs where the concept of wine tourism gains special emphasis.   The Portuguese Wine Tourism Association (APENO) has…

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    The Best of 2021 of Great Choices Magazine

    In this ceremony, which took place at the Hotel Vila Galé Ópera in Lisbon, the magazine Grandes Escolhas awarded the personalities, companies, organizations and projects that were most evident last year in areas directly or indirectly linked to wine and gastronomy. Grandes Escolhas magazine revealed the winners of the awards that distinguish the best from the wine and gastronomy sectors…

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    Ideas that win

    From a family with traditions in wine, in the Douro region, Tatiana Sá Marques developed a new concrete vat to ferment and store wine. To accomplish this work, the young engineer investigated, did several experiments and analyses until reaching the final product. A vat inspired by the past but adapted to the future. Grandfather and grandfather produced grapes for Port…

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    CVRVV recovers endangered autoctose varieties

    As with a little across the country, the genetic heritage of the indigenous grape varieties of the Vinhos Verdes Region is also being recovered through the Amândio Galhano Wine Station (EVAG), an organism of the Wine Culture Commission of the Vinhos Verdes Region (CVRVV). Just to frame: Amândio Galhano was an important personality in the world of wine. He graduated…