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Portugal once again show that he is a strong competitor in the wine area, winning a total of 1371 medals in five major international competitions: the Decanter Wine Wards, the International Wine Challenge, the Councours Mondial de Bruxelles, the Mundus Vinyls and the China Wine & Spirits Awards 2012, making up 80% of domestic wines entered were somehow rewarded.

However, there is always awards that stand out more than others.

In the contest Decanter World Wine Awards 2012, the wines of Porto and Madeira were the most medals and was awarded to Paul Symington, the largest producer of Port wine of today, the prize “Man of the Year 2012”, this being the first since this distinction is given to a Portuguese.

In Councours Mondial de Bruxelles, in turn, Portugal was awarded 297 medals, placing it ahead of major wine producers such as Italy, Chile and Australia.

It still praise the Portuguese group “United Enoport Wines”, which was declared the best European producer of 2012 Mundus Vini competition in 2012, highlighting this competition to be awarded five gold medals and ten silver medals.

In response to all this merit attributed to Portuguese wines, Jorge Monteiro, president of ViniPortugal, reveals that “it is prestigious to note that the strategy, much based on caste native, presents the results, while gaining the critical and hence the awards in international competitions “.

It also states that want to reach higher goals, stating that “Portugal is the 12th largest producer of wine, it is stated as 10 th in the international wine trade. We already export 42% of what we produce but we want to export more, so there is still much work to be done in terms of promoting international brand Wines of Portugal “.

Sara Cardoso