After the Beaujolais Nouveau event, IE Gourmet Club organized in April a Portuguese wine tasting driven by a professional wine taster, Marcos Vieira, resident oenolgist of the Herdade do Gamito winery. This event gave the opportunity to students and wine amateurs to learn or improve their wine tasting techniques and enjoy even more these famous wines.
The session started by a presentation made by Francisco Dias Costa, General Manager of Casa de Vila Verde, on the winery and the business model in wine industry. Marcos Vieira explained than the wine production process, wine tradition and “terroir” in Portugal as well as the wine tasting technique.
During this session, five wines were tasted, among which two types of “green” wines and Orpheu, the sparkling wine from Casa Vila Verde, and two award winners red wines from Herdade do Gamito.
The tasting session ended with the tasting of homemade chocolate truffles which marvelously accompanied the wines.
The next wine tasting will take place in June and will make discover one of the most famous wine regions in Spain.
To find more about the wines tasted, please check out the following websites.