Jancis Robinson highlights red Portuguese wines
13 December 13
Portuguese wines quality acclaimed with an average rating of 16.5 (out of 20) in wines produced between 1999 and 2012.
Portuguese red wines were Jancis Robinson choice, obtaining an average score of 16.5 points out of 20. These wines were produced between 1999 and 2012 and the final score was obtained joining all the reviews to Portuguese wines. Portugal leads the top, followed by United States, Australia, New Zealand, France, Spain and Italy. Jorge Monteiro, ViniPortugal CEO, says that “the result confirms the quality of Portuguese wines and shows that Portugal is improving the image of “wine contry”. The positive reviews by Jancis Robinson, wine critic with international prestigious, and these results compared to other wines from new and old wine producing countries is an incentive to winemakers keep the good work and a confirmation that we are doing a good job.” This information was published in a Financial Times article by Jancis Robinson and Valentina Romei. In the white wines top Austria is in the first place followed by France, New Zealand and Italy. The wine sector in the world is another issue analyzed in the article revealing that wine consumption is growing and the trend is led by USA, China and Russia. Young people are the most enthusiastic wine consumers in the USA: wine club members, wine courses attendance and interested in wine tourism and bars. Drinking wine is a trend both in China (the 5th largest international producer and consumer of wine) and Asia, as well in Russia where is connected to ideas like sophistication and a modern western spirit.