Press Release ViniPortugal
1 September 23

An iconic Ukrainian wine will be included in the tasting "The Magnificent 12"

Wine Future, which this year will take place in the historic city of Coimbra, was created to analyze the challenges facing the world's wine sector, presenting solutions that can help professionals all over the planet. The wine industry is facing one of the most difficult times in its history and one of those major challenges is the war in Ukraine.

Wine Future includes three Masterclasses and tastings that will be presented by international experts. Mark Squires will conduct one of these Masterclasses entitled "The Magnificent 12", presenting 12 iconic wines from some of the most famous wine regions. In order to show solidarity with the Ukrainian wine industry and its workers, the Wine Future organization will include an iconic Ukrainian wine on this list, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon - Iukuridze Family Wine H.

The Iukuridze Family Wine Heritage is an exclusive collection of the founders of Shabo Winery. Under the supervision of the Iukuridze family, only the best vintages from the best years are selected. The Shabo region is one of the oldest Ukrainian terroirs and its history dates back more than 2,000 years.

About Wine Future

Wine Future will be attended by more than 60 experts and personalities from the international wine sector, who will analyze the delicate situation facing the sector through eight panels and six lectures. These lectures will be led by speakers such as Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of Iron Maiden, pilot, fencer and entrepreneur, the Nobel Prize for Economics, Sir Christopher Pissarides, Max Trejo, Secretary General of the International Youth Organization and Dr. Laura Catena.

The other two masterclasses include Richard Mayson, who will lead a tasting of the great wines of Madeira and Porto, and Dirceu Vianna Jr. MW, who will examine the premium wines of Portugal.

Wine Future 2023 will take place in the historic and beautiful city of Coimbra, Portugal, from November 7 to 9, at the spectacular Convento de São Francisco and will feature panels, keynote speeches, tastings, a trade fair area and numerous hospitality events. Tickets for the 4th Edition of Wine Future can now be purchased via the initiative's own website at or via ticketline at

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