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Wines of Portugal promoted in Prowein
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10 March 15
ViniPortugal brings together more than 150 winemakers in the most important international wine fair, held on 15-17 March in Dusseldorf, Germany
Prowein will host again the Wines of Portugal promotion from 15 to 17 March. Dusseldorf, Germany, is the place of the most important wine fair, where national wines return to enhance the approximation to the main international trade. The diversity and authenticity of Wines of Portugal will be on the spotlight in ViniPortugal stand. The stand, with a total area of 1000m2, will be positioned in Hall 10, between the New World and France. During the event, will be promoted several seminars conducted by national and international experts. They will highlight the differentiating and gastronomic nature of national wines, organizing different tastings and harmonisations. Hendrik Thoma, Master Sommelier, journalist and expert on Portuguese wines will present its selection of "50 Great Portuguese Wines" for the German market, on 15 March at 11 am. On the same day, at 13h, the German journalist David Schwarzwälder will lead a journey to discover the hidden treasures of Portugal, revealing the production of the white wines Arinto, Alvarinho and Encruzado. At 5pm, Marta Galamba, wine educator of ViniPortugal, will present recent projects that stand out in Portugal. The second day of Prowein, 16 March, will have the presentation of Christina Fischer Sommelière named “What wines to choose according with the cuisine?” .This performance suggests national wines pairing culinary delights prepared by Chef Patrick Jabs. The sommelier Markus Berlinghof from the "Jacobs Restaurant" in Hamburg, will lead a conference at 3 pm, focused on opportunities to surprise customers with wines made from indigenous grape varieties. Marta Galamba, ViniPortugal wine educator, will highlight Portugal’s tradition and the experience of the greatest wine icons on the last day, 17 March, at 11 am. The seminar program will end at 2 pm with Portuguese wines suggestions. At 17 the March, the final day of Prowein will still held a seminar focused on the preservation of vineyards, conducted by Dr. Anthony Grace from PORVID. During this seminar will be presented to the journalists and international professionals, the work that this institution has been developing. The PORVID is a public-private non-profit association, founded in 2009 by companies, that aims to lock the genetic erosion and enhance the diversity on the vine. In this way, the generalized exploration throughout the territory of Portugal of representative samples castes and cores of wild vines are crucial instruments to preserve the diversity.
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