On the 26th October, Warsaw will host a special event – Wines of Portugal Tasting. The event is organized by The Polish – Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (PPCC), in cooperation with ViniPortugal – The Professional Association of the Portuguese Wine Industry. In order to ensure a high quality wine trade event, the organizers are inviting top wine industry professionals (sommeliers, importers and restaurant owners) for a Masterclass and to taste Portuguese wines of the highest quality.
Portuguese wines are produced from unique types of grapes that are not grown anywhere else. Although Portugal is a small country, it encompasses a wide range of microclimates which provides a diversity of wine styles. As a result, Portuguese wines are excellent both in combination with food, and solo. Portugal’s 14 growing regions produce 250 different grape types used in the production of white, red and rosé wines. The most popular and unique Portuguese varieties are: Alvarinho, Arinto, Encruzado and Fernão Pires (white varieties) and Baga, Castelão, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira and Aragonez (red varieties).
The wide range of Portuguese grapes and its characteristic acidity result in a great potential for wine and food pairing. Portuguese wine can be an excellent component of every dish. The wine making tradition of Portugal dates back about 4,000 years – such long experience is a guarantee of safety. The new generations of Portuguese winemakers combine tradition with dynamic modernity. Portuguese wines are gaining global recognition: their top quality resulted in 8 out of 10 Portuguese wines registered in international wine challenges winning an award.
During the Wines of Portugal Tasting event the following producers will present their wines:
3.Casa Ermelinda Freitas
4.Casa Santos Lima, Companhia das Vinhas S.A
6.CAVES DA MONTANHA – A. HENRIQUES, SA.
7.Colinas do Douro
8.Casa Santa Eulália
10.Falua – Sociedade de Vinhos, S.A.
11.Herdade da Mingorra
14.João Portugal Ramos Wines
15.PMC WINE & FOOD
16.Quinta da Ferradosa
17.QUINTA DA REDE SOCIEDADE AGRÍCOLA LDA
18.Quinta de Curvos – Sociedade Agrícola, S.A.
19.Quinta do Crasto, S.A.
20.QUINTA DO CUME
21.Quinta do Pessegueiro
22.REAL COMPANHIA VELHA
23.Rocim Agroindústria, Lda
24.Santos & Seixo – Wine Exports, Lda
25.WINES AND WINEMAKERS BY SAVEN
26.HERDADE DAS SERVAS
27.Quinta da Ribeirinha
28.Herdade Paço do Conde
29.Quinta da Casaboa
30.Sociedade Quinta do Portal S.A.
31.SYMINGTON FAMILY ESTATES, VINHOS, LDA.
32.The Portuguese Winery
Schedule of the event:
10:00 am – 11:00 am : Portuguese Wines and Food Pairing.
10:30 am – 11:30 am : Seminar on the Polish Market
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm : Masterclass on Port Wine
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm : Masterclass on WoP Challenge 2017
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm : Grand Tasting
6 pm – 8 pm : Grand Tasting for Open Public
The Polish – Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (PPCC), founded in 2008 in Warsaw, is an independent, non-profit organization that sets out to promote the interests of its ca. 200 member companies in respect to the commercial links between businesses in Poland, Portugal and the Portuguese speaking countries. The Chamber of Commerce offers support in the establishment of commercial contacts, match-making, ad hoc legal advice, organization of individual and group trade missions, market research, training and recruitment services. Our members are the main Portuguese companies operating in the Polish market, Polish businesses that already maintain, or plan to establish business relations with the Portuguese market, as well as multinational companies. The President of the PPCC is Mr. Pedro Pereira da Silva, Chief Operations Officer at Jerónimo Martins Group and Country Manager in Poland.
ViniPortugal is the Interprofessional Association of the Portuguese Wine Industry and the entity managing the brand Wines of Portugal. Its aim is to promote the image of Portugal as a wine producing country par excellence by valuing the brand Wines of Portugal. Founded in 1997 as a private non-profit association, it groups leading associations and professional organizations representing the trade (ANCEVE and ACIBEV), production (FENAVI and FEVIPOR), cooperative wineries (FENADEGAS), distillers (AND), farmers (CAP) and demarcated regions (ANDOVI). Through ViniPortugal, the brand Wines of Portugal is consistently present in 4 continents and 11 strategic markets. With an annual investment of around 7 million Euros, ViniPortugal carries out over 100 annual Portuguese wine promotional actions involving around 350 national wine producers.