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The Essência do Vinho has just released the so awaited list of the TOP 10 of Portuguese wines. And the TOP 10 is: 1st White Wine Quinta dos Carvalhais Branco Especial | Sogrape Vinhos Dão 1st Fortified Wine JMF Moscatel de Setúbal Superior 1911 | José Maria da Fonseca, Península de Setúbal 1st Red Wine Menino António Alicante Bouschet 2012 |...
On February 10th, in his article called "Casas del Bosque offers a glimpse of Coastal Chile" Jim Greeley highlights the wine history of Chile and especially the development of the vineyard Casas del Bosque, his winemaker and its wine production. Of which highlights some of its wines like Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.   It’s been...
The award ceremonies of "TOP 10 Vinhos Portugueses" (Portuguese Wines) and Best Of Wine Tourism 2015, within the scope of the event "Essência do Vinho Porto" is set for 27 February. The Best of Wine Tourism awards, given since 2003, are promoted by the Porto City Council as representative of the wine regions of Port, Douro and “Vinhos Verdes”, and...
We are pleased to announce that our 2015 Best Of Wine Tourism brochure has been published! It gathers 45 wineries and tourism operators from our 8 international wine regions that have been selected for the excellence of their tourism activities and welcoming of visitors! Check them by clicking here and don't miss a visit when travelling in our...
Between February 26 and March 1, Porto hosts another edition of the wine event Essência do Vinho Porto 2015. The event is held at Palácio da Bolsa featuring more than 3,000 wines from 350 domestic and foreign producers. The Tourism Department of Porto City Council will participate in this event, recognized as "the main experience of wine in...
We are very glad to announce that Bordeaux, one of the Great Wine Capitals, has been elected 2015 European Best Destination! Bordeaux has always been a dynamic, cosmopolitan city and never ceases to reveal exciting, new facets of its character. The city of Bordeaux’s inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 and its bold modernism have...
A group of winemakers from Rheinhessen recently visited Rioja  to learn about viticulture and winemaking in our region as well as the control procedures created by the Rioja Regulatory Council. While in the Rioja region, the group visited Bodegas Franco-Españolas, Bodegas Campo Viejo, Bodegas R. López de Heredia, the Vivanco Wine Museum and...
With Valentine’s Day on 14th February immediately followed by Carnival on the 17th, Porto offers this year a wide choice of special programmes, from accommodation, to gastronomy & wines, history & culture, adventure, tours, and lots of entertainment. At the web portal of the Tourism of Porto, it is possible to find more than 30...
27th January, The International Port Wine Day, was created in 2012 by the Center for Wine Origins (Washington), an institution founded by IVDP and CIVC (Champagne). To celebrate this date the Real Companhia Velha has launched a new reference for this famous nectar, the ‘Quinta das Carvalhas Reserva Ruby’ and refreshed the image of the ‘Quinta das...
THE ARGENTINIAN HARVEST FESTIVAL, ONE OF THE BIGGEST WORLDWIDE WINE CELEBRATIONS Many people wonder what is the “FIESTA NACIONAL DE LA VENDIMIA´s” attraction and appeal. And it´s always hard to explain, since it is one of those events you really get to understand when joining the locals there, and experiencing the attraction and the seduction of...

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February 9, 2015
This post, written by Mendoza-based journalist Amanda Barnes, participated in the 2014 Guest...