More than 1,400 wines registered for the 8th edition of the Wines of Portugal Challenge, an initiative of ViniPortugal that aims to distinguish the diversity and excellence of Portuguese wines.
More than 1,400 wines registered for the 8th edition of the Wines of Portugal Challenge, an initiative of ViniPortugal that aims to distinguish the diversity and excellence of Portuguese wines. After a thorough evaluation by national and international experts, the jury awarded a total of 419 medals, of which 35 in the category of Great Gold, 103 of Gold and 281 of Silver. The most awarded region was the Douro, which reached a total of 12 medals, followed by the regions of Dão and Alentejo. The winners received the prizes at the Awards Ceremony of the Wines of Portugal Challenge, which took place, in a digital format, this past Friday night, May 21st, Live from the “Convento de Jesus”, in Setúbal. The higher awards of the Wines of Portugal Challenge, which distinguished the best among the 35 wines awarded with Great Gold Medal, were: Best Wine of the year Quinta Vale D. Maria Vinha da Francisca Red 2018 | Douro | Aveleda Best Fortified Wine of the Year Porto Kopke Harvest 1966 | Douro | Sogevinus fine wines Best Red Varietal Wine of the Year Grande Rocim Alicante Bouschet, Red 2017 | Alentejo | Nag Best White Varietal Wine of the Year Falconry Vinhas Velhas White 2018 - Fernão Pires | Tagus | White Couple Best Red Wine (Blend) of the Year Quinta Vale D. Maria Vinha da Francisca Red 2018 | Douro | Aveleda Best White Wine (Blend) of the Year Quinta do Sobreiró de Cima Reserva Branco 2019 | Trás-os-Montes | Quinta do Sobreiró Best Sparkling Wine of the Year Casa de Santar Vinha dos Amores Sparkling Wine Encruzado | Give | Global Wines The complete list of winners is available on the website of the Wines of Portugal Contest and can be consulted here.
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The 5th Global Wine Tourism Conference this year takes place in Portugal, from the 8th to the 10th of September, in Monsaraz.
Wines of Portugal collaborates with Portugal’s Tourism Institute in this initiative through the organization of a Masterclass, which will take place on the first day of the event (September 8th), from 12:00 to 14:30, where there will be a Wine Tasting of the 14 Portuguese Wine Regions addressed to around 50 international participants who will be at the Conference.