ViniPortugal Lisbon & wine lovers: taste a selection of fine Portuguese wines for free at Sala Ogival Praça do Comerçio, one of Lisbon’s most majestic squares
Free wine tasting: a very pleasant and interesting way to start the night in Lisbon and to learn more about history and culture of Portuguese wines!
Maria João Menezes – ViniPortugal Managing Director Lisbon
ViniPortugal in Lisbon is located in the Ministry of Agriculture premises in Terreiro do Paço (Praça do Comerçio), one of the most majestic squares of Lisbon.
Praça do Comerçio, Lisbon February 2011. Picture: Martijn Kramers
In elegant surroundings, you can taste fine Portuguese wines offered by producers through their respective regional wine growing commissions.
ViniPortugal, free wine tasting & tourist information Portuguese wine regions, Sala Ogival, Lisbon
A selection of wines from three different regions changes every month (regional calendar for 2011), and allows visitors/tourists to taste wines from all over Portugal. Some wines available for tasting can also be purchased and the very friendly and professional staff is always on hand to provide information of the wines currently available.
ViniPortugal in Lisbon: wine tasting: a branco (white) wine and a rosado (rosé) wine
In comfortable chairs you can take the time to enjoy the wines. Every visitor receives a ‘tasting sheet’ (English/Portuguese) and more information about the three regions. To fill in she sheet you have to give your opinion about your ‘wine emotions’, like ‘aos olhos’ (eyes), ‘no nariz’ (nose) and ‘ na boca’ (mouth). The tasting notes are used for market research.
ViniPortugal in Lisbon: selection of wines from three different Portuguese regions
The huge space is separated by large panels decorated with a variety of pictures showing parts of a human body like beautiful lips (In Love), a belly (Mysterious) and a woman’s brest (Relaxed), accompanied by stories about wine
Descontraída – Relaxed
“The Portuguese, according to the French, are always having a party. We are cheerful whenever events are happy. That’s normal, is it not? Whenever we feel happy, we drink a toast to the hapiness and joy of those we love. Good wine – be it red, white, rosé or generous – cheers the heart. Cheerful soul? Cheerful wine? Let us celebrate whenever there is a festive occasion”
ViniPortugal in Lisbon: Isabel Rebelo
The Lisbon Sala Ogival is the first permanent space devoted to promoting Portuguese wines, preceding its sister location in Oporto, which opened on February 7, 2007 in the Palácio da Bolsa in the historic area of the city.
ViniPortugal in Lisbon: Sala Ogival wine tasting
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