May 31 – June 1, 2011
Hotel «National», Moscow
On May, 31 – June, 1 Portugal Market Week was held in Moscow at the hotel "Natonal", the event was organized by Association of Portugal businessmen (AEP).
Among the guests of the event which was created with the aim of increasing the market share of Portuguese wines, meat and olive oil at the Russian market and improving the business relation between our countries were importing companies’ representatives, retail purchasers, press and other market players.
On May, 31 in «Petrovskiy» room was held an exhibition tasting. The attendees - 18 wine companies and 3 companies – meat and olive oil producers presented their products. The visitors were given an opportunity to taste them.
Later the same day was held a master-class «Portuguese and Russian cuisine and Portuguese wine» with the famous Portuguese gastronomy expert and restaurateur Rui Paola and president of the International center of wine and gastronomy, chairman of the Moscow (National) branch of the International wine and food society, international judge on wines and spirits, Leonid Gelibterman. The experts discussed the most significant culinary trends and traditions in Portugal, focusing on compatibility between Portuguese wines and cuisine.
At the evening guests were invited to a gourmet dinner with Russian importers at “Filimonova&Yankel”. Director of international department AEP Mrs. Maria Elena Ramos, Minister Counselor of Portuguese Embassy Mrs. Anna Maria C. Ribeiro da Silva, extraordinary and preliminary ambassador of the Portugal republic to the Russian Federation Pedro Nuno Bartolo, Vasco Avillez - a renowned Portugal enologist and consultant, representatives of business and political elite, press, restaurateurs and sommeliers were also invited to the dinner. The host of the evening was Leonid Gelibterman.
The press conference held on June, 1 was attended by Mrs. Maria Elena, Mrs. Anna Maria C. Ribeiro da Silva, Leonid Gelinterman, Pedro Pinto representative general of TAP Portugalat the Russian Federation and Ukraine and Vasco Avillez.
A master-class on «Grape growing and wine producing regions and enotourism in Portugal», the moderators were Vasco Avillez and Leonid Gelibterman.
The event was visited by about 200 people including importers, distributors, HoReCa, journalists, business and political elite.