Nearly fifty different wines and a number of different regions of Portuguese wine production were represented.
The D'Uva – Portugal Wine Girls launch was a guided tour of the wines of Portugal, with a feminine touch.
Aimed at professionals in the area, the event at the Hotel Vincci, in Porto on May 24, was the debut of a group that hopes to get the world talking about the quality and diversity of style of Portuguese wine. An ambition that is legitimized by the venerable wine houses that D'Uva represents, which set the standard for quality in the market. With a proven record and international recognition, they are true beacons of the history and culture of Portuguese wine.
The event caught the attention of the media and was widely covered. A story entitled “United in the Promotion of Portuguese Wine”, was published in Jornal de Noticias with an accompanying video in which D'Uva's Rita Pinto, of Quinta do Pinto, summed up the spirit of the group: “Simply put, together we are better. We want to show the best that Portugal has to offer, keeping in mind that a producer on her own has much more difficulty. Together we can show the diversity of Portugal and elevate the heritage of winemaking and our own heritage”.
“The businesses that are represented here today are all family businesses. An entrepreneurial tradition already exists in our families”, said Maria Manuel Maia, in an interview with television station Porto Canal, adding that she is part of the “fourth generation” of the Poças family, which entered the wine business in 1918.
Alluding to Roman mythology, the newspaper Expresso wrote about the D'Uva – Portugal Wine Girls' official opening in a lighthearted article entitled: When Venus Yielded to Bacchus.