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Your Invitation to Porto- International Conference on 10th / 11th December 2010

Wines of Portugal International Conference 2010

Trade visitors: Register before the 1st November for discounted rate.
Press visitors: Free entry for visitors holding a valid press card.

To register please click here.

ViniPortugal is organising its very first International Wine Conference in Porto in December and we’d love you to come along and enjoy the packed programme of fascinating events, tastings, talks and excursions.

The main topic for the conference is Touriga Nacional; there are seminars about the internet revolution, and tastings with many international wine ‘stars’ including Jancis Robinson MW, and Neil Martin. In addition, you can enjoy a Wine Fair with more than 70 exhibitors/winemakers from all over the country, a cruise on the Douro River, and, if you would like to extend your stay by a couple of days, ViniPortugal is planning four different 2-day tours to wineries in Vinho Verde, Douro, Dão or Bairrada.

If you hold a valid ‘press card’ you are entitled to FREE entry to the conference. Other visitors who register before 1st November can benefit from the special price of 180 euros (full price 300 euros).

The official programme of the Conference includes:

The Wines of Portugal Fair:

On both days/evenings of the conference, 70 Portuguese producers will pour their wines for visitors. This wine fair is a great opportunity to discover the diversity that is the hallmark of Portuguese wines.


Wines of Portugal: Challenges & Opportunities with Jancis Robinson MW.
Portuguese Wine & International Media, with Kristine Baeder, Meininger , Elin McCoy, Bloomberg and Simon Tam, Independent Wine Center.
The Internet Wine Revolution, with Ryan Opaz, Joe Roberts, Robert McIntosh, Louise Hurren, Andre Ribeirinho and Neal Martin.
Case Study – Grüner Veltliner Grape Variety, with Willi Klinger , Austrian wine marketing board.
Emerging Markets for Portuguese Wines, with Miguel Crespo and Leonid Gelibterman.


Touriga Nacional: blended or alone?
10 top Touriga Nacional with Guilherme Rodrigues
Touriga Nacional in Port Wine, with Manuel Carvalho
The white grapes of Portugal, with Tom Marthinsen

Douro River Cruise

50 minute cruise where you will enjoy the great view of Porto’s World Heritage.

Visits to Vinho Verde and Cork Producer

Sunday and Monday

ViniPortugal is also organising four two-day trips to the wine regions that are more easily accessible from Porto. If you would like to participate in these excursions please let us know which one of the following regions you would like to visit (you would return to the UK from Porto on Tuesday 14th December).

1. Bairrada
2. Dão
3. Douro
4. Vinho Verde

For Further details and to register please click here.