On 17 of April, the capital hotel "Baltschug Kempinsky" has turned into "small Portugal" for hundreds of professionals of the alcoholic market and restaurant business from Moscow, other Russian regions and foreign countries.
The event of Wines of Portugal 2018, organized with assistance of the International Center of Wine and Gastronomy, became the most large-scale tasting of the Portuguese wines in Russia for all history.
The activity started with a special briefing for representatives of wineries from Portugal which was held by Leonid Gelibterman, the president of ICWAG, and Roman Repey, the CEO of the wine trading company "Assamblyazh". Experts have presented to participants of the briefing relevant analytical information on a share of the market of the Portuguese wines in Russia, structure of import of wine-making products and market conditions in alcoholic branch.
The special master class from the guest from Portugal madam Sofia Salvador, the specialist oenologist of the international level of the ViniPortugal company, accompanied by Anjelica Subbotina, the CEO and the chief sommelier of Wine Shop-Wine Club-Wine Catering Company "LeSommelier" from Moscow, has brought together more than 50 professionals of the alcoholic market — the sommeliers, cavists, representatives of the wine trading companies and a retail sector, and experts. On the closed tasting 8 specially selected samples of sparkling wine, white and red still wines, 20-year-old Moskatel and Porto wine have been presented. Participants of a master class have appreciated a quality of the offered wines which tasting was followed by the fascinating presentation from eminent spokespersons.
The grand wine tasting of Wines of Portugal on which representatives of 41 Portuguese wineries have shown to guests the best samples of their production brought to Moscow for thousands of kilometers became the culmination of "day of Portugal" in the Moscow Baltschug Hotel. Visitors of salon have had a unique opportunity to taste the young and matured, still and sparkling, table and sweet wines from different wine-making corners of Portugal — Alentejo, Vinho Verde, Douro, Lisbon, Porto, the Peninsula Setubal, Tejo and others, well-known for the whole world, appellations of this amazing country.
About 600 Moscow sommeliers, cavists, F&B managers of hotels, representatives of retail sector, boutiques, wine trading companies, wine clubs, restaurateurs, experts, and journalists became visitors of grand tasting.
"Welcome to the world of unique wines" — announced the motto of Wines of Portugal 2018, which guests could actually immerse into a kaleidoscope of unique wine bouquets and open for themselves new organoleptic impressions.
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