01 February the delegation of the Portuguese winemakers arrived to St.-Petersburg.
CAP Portugal and OPAL together with the International Center of Wine and Gastronomy held a fascinating wine tour for the professionals of the hospitality industry of Saint Petersburg. The participants of the master class, which was led by the acknowledged experts, Leonid Gelibterman (Moscow) and Igor Sharbatov (Saint Petersburg), had the opportunity to taste 15 wines from the famous wineries of Portugal of such appellations of origin, as DOC Vinho Verde, DOC Alentejo, Lisboa, DOC Douro, Península de Setúbal. The wines of different styles, both from small family farms and large cooperatives, were presented for the tasting.
The master class was continued with Salon of Portuguese wines, which attracted more than 500 guests in the hall "Atrium Versailles" of the St. Petersburg "Emerald" Hotel. The exhibitors presented the visitors with a wide range of wines from different regions of the country.
The culmination of an intense day became an exquisite gastronomic dinner at the "Palkin" Restaurant, accompanied by specially selected wine samples. More than 50 guests (Portuguese winemakers, St. Petersburg importers, restaurateurs, sommeliers and journalists) were active in business networking and discussed the prospects for the sales growth of Portuguese wines in the North-West of Russia.
The next stage of the trade mission of the CAP Portugal will be the Russian capital, where Portuguese producers will present their wines to the professionals at the exhibition "Prodexpo-2018" in the Expocentre.