Wine Bloggers Conference – Wines of Portugal
Nothing better than wrapping up a long day of wine tasting – with another wine tasting party! On behalf of all the wine bloggers – a BIG Thank You to The Wines of Portugal for hosting us all and throwing a great after-party.
Marcio Ferreira spearheads the events of Wine of Portugal, and I have met him on 3 occasions now. In these encounters, I always learn a little bit more about what Portugal is bringing to the table. Well it is easily said they are always bringing fun grapes and good wines where ever they go. As I got to the after party at the tail end it was a bit too loud for views of the wines (although I tried), but Marcio made up for this by giving me a 7 minute interview where he goes pretty in depth as to what The Wine of Portugal are all about.
Have a look at the video, if you have any more questions or comments leave them below, I or Marcio will get back to you on them. Portugal boasts over 200 varietals, 13+ growing regions, and many styles of wines…7 minutes will never capture all of it. But if anything I hope this brief overview opens up your mind and palate to explore Portugal. As Marcio says “They have to work on thin margins and mark-ups, so the wine in the bottle is going to be VERY GOOD for the PRICE you will pay.” These kind of tips are key to all of us wine connoisseurs – as its even easier to enjoy a good wine at a great price, then a good wine at big price.
Thanks again to Marcio of www.ViniPortugal.pt and also to Carrie from Cortes De Cima!