The first stop of an iconic Portuguese adventure was in Oporto for our “#Winelover Week at the Adegga Wine Market 2012″. But, before we talk about that, just a quick introduction to one of the most important Portuguese events for consumers and winemakers: the Adegga Wine Market. This fascinating event was held on 01.12.2012. It’s been organized for the past 4 years by fellow #winelover and great friend André Ribeirinho. To promote the event and to create a much bigger impact, André invited a small group of #winelovers to participate. And, since we were going to Portugal, why not spend an entire week enjoying the great things that the country has to offer? And the first Adegga Week for the #winelover was created…
Sogrape. They are simply the largest wine producer in Portugal… and they were so kind that they offered to host our #winelover’s hangout in Vila Nova de Gaia at the Sandeman Lodge. They also hosted us on a visit to Quinta do Seixo (also Sandeman). We visited a couple of wine regions (Douro, Alentejo, and Lisbon), had many tastings and, of course, our wonderful hangouts… But you can see it all below, as we would love to share these precious moments we spent all together. We don’t want to miss the opportunity to say thanks again to André Ribeirinho and to all the sponsors who made it possible to organize such an amazing week in Portugal… but this will be covered in our next postings. This one is about our first day in Portugal and our fantastic hangout hosted by Sogrape.
A very brief introduction to our hosts:
So, here we are again looking forward to many #winelover weeks like this one all over the world. Our next stop is in Brussels for #WBIS.
Then, our following meeting will be the most important event in the history of our community… And it will be in February in Umbria: The 1st anniversary of the #winelover’s community. Thanks to the city of Terni who will be the sponsor for this big event with some many activities such as Masterclasses with an MW (Patrick Farrell) tastings, visits, and the first ever #winelover’s wine competition! You can check the entire program here: Umbria is for #winelovers – Our first anniversary celebration on Valentine’s day!
If you still haven’t joined our community… after this post you know what you have already missed and for sure you will miss many more amazing events like this #winelover week in Portugal… as we are also planning to have such a week in Hungary in the week before Vince. We’ll keep you posted…