The Portuguese wines participate at the inauguration of the first TimeOut Market abroad, which opens its doors on May 9 in Miami. During the four opening parties will be served exclusively Portuguese wines selected from around 50 national producers. Wines from Alentejo, Bairrada, Beira Interior, Dão, Douro and Porto, Madeira, Setúbal and Vinhos Verdes can be tasted by the guests. The initiative brings together some of the best chefs and owners of restaurants in the United States. The United States is an important market for ViniPortugal so this is a great opportunity to create awareness and raise knowledge about the distinctive characteristics and quality of Portuguese wines among North American decision makers and influencers. According to the Vine and Wine Institute, Portuguese wine exports grew 3% in value and increased by 4% in the average price in 2018 compared to 2017. The United States, together with France and the United Kingdom, is in the top 3 of the main export destinations of Portuguese wines, representing 33% of the exported wine. The United States, together with Brazil, Canada and China are important markets for Portuguese wines in 2019, representing these markets 60% of the value destined for international promotion.