May 16th, 2022
Portugal Wine Trophy 2022:
The 9th edition of the renowned Portuguese wine competition was held in Madeira
The best-known Portuguese challenge on the international wine scene, the Portugal Wine Trophy, took place a few days ago on the beautiful island of Madeira. On this occasion, Funchal welcomed an international jury made up of 86 independent professionals from 17 countries who tasted around 1,500 wines. As a result, in accordance with the strict rules of the OIV and UIOE, more than 400 medals were awarded to the best wines, corresponding to the regulatory 30% of the total number of wines tasted.For many, the Portugal Wine Trophy has become a must-attend event, as the competition enjoys increasing national and international prestige. Despite the large participation of Portuguese wines (1 out of every 4), the international participation did not disappoint; 26 different countries were virtually present at the contest thanks to the submitters.
This time, the invaluable help of IVBAM (Wine, Embroidery and Handicraft Institute of Madeira), the Regional Government, the Department of Tourism and the Hotel Pestana Casino Park have made it easier for DWM – Deutsche Wein Marketing to organize the event. The event was presided over by important personalities such as the President of Madeira Miguel Albuquerque, the Minister of Agriculture, the Minister of Tourism, the President of the Madeira Wine Institute, as well as representatives of institutions such as the OIV, UIOE and Vinofed.
The competition, as a faithful reflection of the markets, has mirrored the rising quality of Portuguese wines, which over time have reached the highest international standards putting them on a par with French, Spanish and Italian products. Among other highlights, still and liqueur wines from Madeira could be tasted, the latter being vintages such as 1929. Definitely, the award-winning local producers will be able to boost their international reputation and sales thanks to the medals they have received.
DWM – Deutsche Wein Marketing GmbH is a German company with over 25 years of experience in the wine industry, organizing and hosting some of the largest international wine contests and wine fairs.