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Wines of Portugal in Rio de Janeiro
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21 May 14
408 wines and 62 winegrowers will be present at Palácio São Clemente, Rio de Janeiro from 23rd to 25th May.
Brazilians are invited to discover the Portuguese wine diversity in the event “Wines of Portugal in Rio”. The event was organized by newspapers “O Globo” from Brazil and “Público” from Portugal with ViniPortugal support. During three days, 408 wines from 62 Portuguese winegrowers will be available to Brazilian consumers willing to discover Portuguese wines produced from indigenous grape varieties. The event includes 22 sessions, seminars, lectures and wine tastings lead by wine critics from “O Globo” and “Público” newspaper, such as Manuel Carvalho, Pedro Garcias, Rui Falcão and Bruno Agostini, and wine professionals like Dirceu Vianna Jr, the only South American and Portuguese speaker Master of Wine, and Guilherme Rodrigues, Port wine specialist. Attendees will also have the opportunity to join wine and sweets pairing sessions lead by Luiz Horta and Luciana Fróes and participate in a lecture about “female gaze” in wine with three Portuguese winegrowers and Bruno Agostini. Jorge Monteiro, CEO of ViniPortugal, says “this is an unique moment, because Brazilian consumers will have the opportunity to learn more about Portuguese wine s and their diversity. Brazilian culture it’s starting to adopt wine more often, but consumers are curious and willing to learning and exploring the wine flavors. Brazil is one of the main export markets for Portuguese wines and still with high potential. We expect to strengthen Portuguese wine share of 12.5% and the fourth position among the main wine suppliers. Location could not have been better as it’s relevant to improve Portuguese wine presence in Rio de Janeiro, the main state of export, where 29% of wine sold is from Portugal”. Programme (COURSES) 23rd, May 10am-12pm – Quick Tasting – Businesses tables 3pm – Tasting and discovering Portuguese wines with Rui Falcão 4-5pm – Port wine experience 5-6pm - Tasting and discovering Portuguese wines with Rui Falcão 6-7pm – Port wine experience 7pm - Tasting and discovering Portuguese wines with Rui Falcão 24th, May 10am-12pm – Quick Tasting – Businesses tables 2pm – Tasting and discovering Portuguese wines with Rui Falcão 4pm – Tasting and discovering Portuguese wines with Rui Falcão 4-5pm - Port wine experience 6pm - Tasting and discovering Portuguese wines with Rui Falcão 6-7pm - Port wine experience 25th, May 2pm – Tasting and discovering Portuguese wines with Rui Falcão 3-4pm - Port wine experience 5-6pm - Port wine experience 6pm - Tasting and discovering Portuguese wines with Rui Falcão Programme (WINE TASTINGS) 23rd, May 1.30pm – Paring Portuguese sweets and chocolates with Luiz Horta e Luciana Fróes 4pm – Great Portuguese reds wines with Pedro Garcias 6pm – Introduction to Douro and Port wines with Manuel Carvalho 8pm - Portuguese grape varieties that I’m in love with Dirceu Vianna Jr 24th, May 3pm – Wines of Portugal: female view with Rita Cardoso Pinto, Júlia Kemper and Bruno Agostini. 5pm – Great Portuguese white wines with Pedro Garcias 6.30pm – Brazil, World Cup Champion: wines from 1958 to 2002. 8pm – Portuguese grape varieties that I’m in love with Dirceu Vianna Jr 25th, May 12.30pm – Pairing wine and cheese with Bruno Agostini and Alexandra Prado Coelho 3pm – Wines of Portugal: new generation with Pedro Garcias 4pm – Madeira wine, the art of blend with Rui Falcão 5pm – Introduction to Douro and Port wines with Manuel Carvalho 7pm – Sparkling Portuguese wines with Bruno Agostini
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