Sunday, April 29, 2012

Viva Vino Wine tasting session (270412)

I was among the 20 people invited for a wine tasting to celebrate the opening of viva vino new office .


– a country mainly known for its richness in natural beauty and history – is quite famous in the wine world because of its production of superb ports. However, it is still being discovered for its wines. Portugal in fact produces excellent wines and some specialised products : “vinho verde” (green wine), “muscatel” (desert wine) and “Madeira” (another sweet wine from the beautiful island of Madeira) are all fabulous, but still relatively unknown on the world stage.

Portuguese wine-makers not only make wines from international grape varieties such as Syrah (Shiraz), Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, but also widely tap into the local grape varieties such as Aragonês, Trincadeira, Touriga Nacional, Alvarinho, Arinto, Verdelho and so on to make monovarietals and blended wines to the highest international standards.

From the northern region of Minho, down to the Algarve, mainland Portugal has 9 wine producing regions (Minho, Transmontano, Beiras, Estremadura, Ribatejo, Terras do Sado, Alentejo and Algarve). In addition, the islands of Madeira and Azores are also wine-producing regions.

Viva Vino 

is a company set up for the sole purpose of importing and distributing top quality Portuguese wines, ports and olive oils.


  wines today are no more Portuguese wines from over 15 years ago. In the last 15 years, wine producers in Portugal have become extremely competitive in producing world-class wine and have won several international awards and accolades. A number are very well-rated by Parker and are widely written about in the international wine press. To put it in perspective, in the most recent Challenge International du Vin held in France, Portugal won 95 medals against Italy's 80.

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