General News

The Vinhos Verdes region, celebrating its 106th anniversary on 18 September, expects a very favorable harvest in 2014.

To the oenologist António Cerdeira, “the climate conditions in August and September are, at this stage, determining factors to the distinctive profile of the Vinhos Verdes in 2014. We expect the harvest to start on mid-September, revealing a good balance between the aroma intensity, acidity and alcohol, being desirable that the final maturation period is slow and progressive, in order to get elegant wines.”

The first edition of the Port Wine Day will happen on 10 September, promoted by the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e do Porto, thus celebrating the day on which the world’s oldest demarcated and regulated wine region – Alto Douro Vinhateiro - was created, back in 1756.

The invitation is done by www.luxurytravelmagazine.com , referring to Portugal as one of the most innovative wine countries in Europe, presently producing its best wines ever.

Invited by the Ministry of Tourism of Argentina and the Government of Mendoza, through the Ministries of Tourism and Culture, Mikhail Baryshnikov –Misha, as he prefers to be called- visited the malbec´s worldwide capital to taste several wines and enjoy Argentinean flavors. He confessed to be a great soccer fan and a wine connoisseur.

The 30th marathon du Medoc will take place on Saturday September 13th in Pauillac, France. The Medoc Marathon is one of the world's longest marathon races, but the track is certainly one of the most beautiful, meandering through the most celebrated vineyards around the famous wine estates of Pauillac, St. Julien-Beychevelle, Haut-Medoc and St. Estephe. This year the disguisement theme will be "Countries of the world and their Carnivals"

The event will be held on November 7th. Registrations for the contest of local wine tourism have already been open; it is the prelude to the world competition.

For second time, the province of Mendoza will be venue for the annual meeting of the Great Wine Capitals. The event will take place from November 2nd to 7th, 2014.

These regions are: Bordeaux (France), San Francisco|Napa Valley (United States), Florence (Italy), Mainz (Germany), Porto (Portugal), Bilbao|Rioja (Spain), Cape Town (South Africa) and Valparaiso|Casablanca Valley (Chile).

The Porto City Council, responsible for Porto's Historical Centre, classified by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage, has signed a cooperation agreement for the creation of the Portuguese World Cultural Heritage network, which gathers all the country's classified sites and monuments.

The Symington family has released 656 bottles of a Port that dates back to the arrival of their great-grandfather Andrew James Symington in Portugal in 1882.

Summer in Porto 2014 will be offering over 400 events to enjoy the city with your family until the end of September.
Music, cinema, dance, sports and many outdoors activities particularly dedicated to children, youngsters and families are some of the many suggestions made by the programme Summer in Porto 2014, organized by the Porto City Council, through Porto Lazer, together with several public and private entities in the city.
This summer you’ll have absolutely no excuse to stay at home…

Enrolment process for the Worldsom Magister in Bordeaux is currently going on.

10 weeks courses taught in English, as well as tasting and dinners at iconic estates in the vineyards will take place in Bordeaux from 13th October 2014 until 19th December 2014.

The training allows wine and spirits professionnals and connoisseurs to recieve the Worldsom Magister, an International Sommelier diploma awarded by the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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