Taste Portugal: Encontro com o Vinho e Sabores, Lisbon 9-12th November
Leading Portuguese wine magazine Revista de Vinhos hosts it’s 13th tasting of fine wines and flavours from 9-12 November in Centro de Congressos de Lisboa at Junqueira, in Lisbon.
I shall be there for the dedicated trade day (Monday 12 November), but the weekend before is open to the public and, with 350 wines, cheeses, smoked meats, delicatessens and olive oil producers on show, I highly recommend it. The seminars are in Portuguese only, but it hasn’t stopped me enjoying some great wine flights.
Indeed, this year’s seminars include a vertical tasting of Quinta do Noval Colheitas with António Agrellos, a vertical of tip top Bairrada producer Mário Sérgio Alves Nuno of Bagueiras’ wines, a tasting of Rui Reguinga’s top wines and leading wine writer (The Vinhos de Portugal guide) João Paulo Martins’ best wines of the year.
This year you can also gain free entry if you opt for the special wine matching menu (“ECVS Menu”) at one of 16 restaurants in the Greater Lisbon area between 22 October and 12 November.
Find out more at the Revista de Vinhos website here.