quarta-feira, 29 de fevereiro de 2012

Another Winning Gastronomic Combination

On February 23rd the 14th gastronomic tasting of "Harmonias ComProvadas"
was held in "Comidas de Santiago" in bairro do Castelo, Lisbon, which
aims to publish in a book around 50 pairings of traditional Portuguese
dishes and wines. In the jury there were journalists, wine and
restaurant professionals and several connoisseurs who were charged with
the difficult job of rating the match of the different wines with stewed
gizzards. A total of 10 wines, 2 white and 8 red, were presented for
tasting, originating from four wine regions: Douro, Bairrada, Alentejo e

In an historic surrounding near S. Jorge Castle, reminiscent of a
glorious past, the victorious battles or the witnessing of the glorious
return of the Portuguese discoverers who travelled the world, we now
experienced delicious moments.
The gizzards, accompanied by plain toast, were excellent, tender and
savoury, with the correct amount of seasoning. They were so tasty that
the judges' challenge was even greater as their attention was clearly
drawn to the delicious gizzards.

Amongst the wines being tasted our "Marquês dos Vales Grace Vineyard
2007" stood out, once again, in second place.

segunda-feira, 27 de fevereiro de 2012

Harmonias ComProvadas Combines Wines with Traditional Gastronomy

"Harmonias ComProvadas" is a concept that aims to pair Portuguese wines
with excellent dishes from its traditional cuisine where the jurors,
after tasting several wines in blind tasting, elect from among them the
three best matches for the dish chosen for the event.
In two of the previous tastings we had two wines ranked in 2nd place,
the "Marquês dos Vales Grace Vineyard 2007" red matched with steamed
partridge at Restaurant "Casa da Comida" in Lisbon and "Grace Viognier
2010" harmonized with mashed crab filling at Restaurant "Bica do Sapato"
also in Lisbon.

For a list of judges of the several tastings and to sign up as a member
of the jury please visit: http://harmoniascomprovadas.blogspot.com/ .

sexta-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2012

Marquês dos Vales wines in “Algarve Vivo” magazine

Hermínio Rebelo, Chief Sommelier of Confraria dos Enófilos e
Gastronómica do Algarve,
tasted some of Quinta dos Vales' wines and published his comments in the
February/March edition of "Algarve Vivo", more wines will follow in the
upcoming editions.

quarta-feira, 22 de fevereiro de 2012

Revista de Vinhos: The Best of Portugal

"Revista de Vinhos", renowned Portuguese periodical, distinguishes "The
Best of Portugal" annually, selecting one of our references to be
featured amongst the best national wines of this edition. "Marquês dos
Vales Grace Viognier 2010" was chosen as the best of the Algarve by this
publication's tasting panel, another certification of its excellent quality!

sexta-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2012

'Scandinavian ViniCup' Tournament – 18.02.2012 at Benamor Golf

Benamor Golf partners with Quinta dos Vales for sponsoring the
"Scandinavian ViniCup" tournament taking place on February 18th, where
golfing is allied with the promotion of great gastronomy and quality
wines. During lunch you will confirm the excellence of "Marquês dos
Vales" wines. Don't miss this opportunity to spend a different day out
enjoying the gastronomic leisure combination where "Quinta dos Vales"
wines will certainly liven the ambience!

Best Label Contest Winner

Viniportugal's Sala Ogival in Lisboa is a great place to taste and learn
more about Portuguese wine.
Every month thousands of visitors are offered a choice of wines from 3
different Portuguese wine regions for tasting, with the resulting
comments and visitor information being gathered and used for critical
studies pertaining to wine marketing.
One of the requests people are faced with when visiting Sala Ogival is
to elect the best label amongst the wines being tasted and for January
2012 we have had one of our wines selected: "Marquês dos Vales Segunda
Edição 2007 Tinto", now sold out. A bottle of this wine will now be
featured on an exclusive showcase for the next month. Another proud
moment for our award-winning wines!

segunda-feira, 6 de fevereiro de 2012

Passion in Faro

In a warm and pleasant environment Dr. Macário Correia, Mayor of Faro, alongside Dra. Alexandra Gonçalves, the Councillor for Culture, and the leaders of the Faro Museum, inaugurated on February 4th at 5:00pm the 'Passion' exhibition which will run until April 8th 2012 in the magnificent courtyard of the Museum. The concept of this project was widely praised and Quinta dos Vales was also referred to as a unique initiative in the Algarve. 

sexta-feira, 3 de fevereiro de 2012

'Passion' Exhibition in Museu de Faro, from 04/02 to 31/03/2012

In the 'Passion' project, by artist Karl Heinz Stock, 18 national and
international artists used the elephant sculptures to share their
different interpretations. Each piece is a unique and individual work,
but together they show a very special dynamic with a message of force
and happiness. A 15 piece exhibition will be open to the public from the
February 4th to March 31st 2012 at the iconic Museu de Faro.
Don't miss the opportunity to observe this contagious message of hope
and joy!

quarta-feira, 1 de fevereiro de 2012

Exhibition in Benamor Golf in Tavira

The "Passion" exhibition in Forum Coimbra has now ended and a new one
starts today in Benamor Golf, in Tavira where Quinta dos Vales will
exhibit 13 magnificent sculptures from its collection, with pieces from
its projects "Dance of the Bears" and "Reunion of Bulls" as well as
individual pieces which can be seen during the upcoming tournaments.
Visit us!