Wines of Portugal at Salon du Vin in Paris
25 May 16
ViniPortugal supports 1st edition of the event organized by Portuguese descendants that presents the best of Portugal in Paris
For three days Paris welcomes the promotion of the Portuguese wines, from 4 to 6 June at the Salon Du Vin in Paris. ViniPortugal supports the first edition of this bold initiative, organized by Portuguese descendants. During the event, ViniPortugal will promote several seminars in order to captivate the attention of professionals, sommeliers and journalists, as well as the general public. About 80 Portuguese winemakers will support wine tastings at the event, demonstrating the unique characteristics of the Portuguese wines. Jorge Monteiro, ViniPortugal CEO, says that "France is not one of the priority markets, because the budget has limits and we have to make choices, however, is a relevant market for Portuguese wines, especially to the Port Wine, it’s responsible for 85 million of exports. In 2015, France had imported more than 11 million euros of table wines with Designation of Origin, which is, in the same category of wines with DO, more than UK had imported, 3 times more than China and five times more of what was exported to Norway or Sweden. This situation deserves more attention than it has been given, because Portugal has many French investors interested in Portuguese wines and not just in the Port Wine. "