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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…

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    Costa Boal consolidates portfolio

    Producer António Costa Boal and winemaker Paulo Nunes are surprised by the launch of new wines that highlight Costa Boal Undated, a white that gathers grapes from the 2015, 2016 and 2018 vintages in the same bottle.   Celebrating 10 years since the first wines hit the market, Costa Boal recently launched. Three new whites, a Superior red and an…

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    Dissenting Tourigas

    The lands of Mértola have surprised by the originality of their wines. Now it was the turn to join two Tourigas (Nacional and Franca) a rare blend in Alentejo lands, launched by Herdade Vale D'Évora. The Herdade Vale d' Évora is located a few kilometers from Mértola, in the lower Alentejo, inserted in the natural park of the Guadiana Valley.…

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    Arintos with Class

    Quinta de Chocapalha organized a vertical tasting that tells the evolution of white wines born on this property in the Lisbon region.   Quinta de Chocapalha, in Alenquer, in the Galega village of Merceana, dates back to the 16th century, but only during the reign of D. João VI, in the seventeenth century, did historical references to its vineyards appear.…

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    I told you… are good!

    I told you is the name of a brand of wines of very limited edition, coming from only 1 hectare of vineyard located a few kilometers from Estremoz. For producer Pedro Patrício, the bet will always be on quality and not quantity. Already Te Disse is the name of a brand of Alentejo wine, launched by hospital manager and producer…

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    A wine that is work

    Quinta D. Matilde recently presented its new harvest of Quinta D. Matilde Reserva Branco and a novelty, Quinta D. Matilde Vinha do Pinto, a red that stands out, coming from strains over 90 years old that ferments and ages only in stainless steel.   Making wines from old vineyards is no longer new, but creating a red like this without…

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    Bottled Daring

    Casa da Passarella recently presented its new crops and a novelty, a wine of Tinta Pinheira - also known as Rufete - an ink variety that we traditionally find in Blend wines but now emerges as monocaste.   Known for his investigations of old castes, and a huge enthusiast of experimentation, the winemaker Paulo Nunes recently presented the new harvests…