On 22nd July, ViniPortugal organizes the first annual wine tasting in Singapore at Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, starting at 2.30pm. Evan Goldstein, Master Sommelier, will be present in the event. The annual tasting aims to promote Portuguese wines to opinion leaders, since it’s the first Wines of Portugal event in Singapore. Twenty-one winemakers will attend the event and show their wines in this market. The annual tasting will be anticipated by a Master Class focused on blending wines, led by Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein (starts at 1.30pm). In the next day, Wines of Portugal Food Challenge will be held at the Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar - The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. This initiative, also led by Evan Goldstein, promotes a culinary battle between Singapore and Portugal to pair the local food with Portuguese wines, confirming how Portuguese wines have a strong gastronomic profile. The kitchen team at The Fullerton Hotel will cook Singaporean food specialties, while Chef Manuel Azevedo, from Portuguese restaurant LaSalette in California, will prepare some Portuguese food to challenge the Singaporeans taste. Jorge Monteiro, CEO of ViniPortugal, highlights “Singapore is a cosmopolitan and open market with high purchasing power. ViniPortugal's efforts are focused on promoting the awareness of Portuguese uses in a market where Portuguese wines are beginners. Both the annual wine tasting and the Wines of Portugal Food Challenge aim to promote the interest of opinion leaders, journalists, sommeliers, distribution and general public on Portuguese wines, unveiling their quality and the diversity and uniqueness of grape varieties and terroirs.