The Madeira Wine Festival starts tomorrow, Thursday the 25th of August in Funchal. With the main attractions located on Avenida Arriaga and Praça do Povo. The event will be officially inaugurated at 18:00 by the President of the Regional Government, Miguel Albuquerque.
Throughout the event, which runs until the 11th of September, the Instituto do Vinho, Bordado e Artesanato da Madeira (IVBAM) will promote various Madeira Wine activities at the ‘Madeira Wine Lounge’, in Praça do Povo.
There will also be a Madeira wine exhibition space, where a series of masterclasses, ‘conversations and tastings’ with Madeira wine producers, with the aim of making them known, as well as promoting a closer relationship between the sector’s agents and visitors to the event.
The Madeira Wine Exhibition Space will be open from 17:00 to 23:00 (Sunday to Thursday) and from 17:00 to 24:00 (Fridays and Saturdays), with the objective of an educational aspect, allowing visitors to deepen their knowledge about the Madeira Wine Region, Madeira Wine and Wines with PDO Madeirense and PGI Terras Madeirenses (Whites, Reds, Rosés and Sparkling Wine from Madeira), from cultivation to bottling.
The Madeira wine masterclasses and the ‘conversations and tastings’ with the producers aims to reinforce the didactic and interactive component, where visitors will have the opportunity to get to know and taste wines from different producers.
In this context, four masterclasses with guest speaker Rubina Vieira will be held, and eleven ‘conversations and tastings’ with different wine producers. These will take place at 7:00 pm, on the following dates:
August 26th – Conversation with Barbeito Wines Producer
August 27 – Conversation with Producer Seiçal
August 29 – Conversation with producer Madeira Wine Company
August 30th – Conversation with Producer Octávio Ascensão Ferraz
August 31 – Madeira Wine Masterclass, Rubina Vieira
September 01 – Conversation with Producer H. M. Borges
September 02 – Conversation with Producer Quinta do Barbusano
September 03 – Conversation with Producer Justino’s Madeira Wines
04 September – Masterclass Madeira Still Wines, Rubina Vieira
September 5th – Conversation with Producer John Paul da Silva
September 06 – Madeira Wine Masterclass, Rubina Vieira
07 September – Masterclass Madeira Still Wines, RubinaVieira
September 08 – Conversation with Producer Casa do Caramanchão
September 9th – Conversation with Producer J. Faria & Filhos
September 10th – Conversation with Producer Henriques & Henriques
Each masterclass costs 10 euros per person, while the ‘conversations’ with producers are free, but limited to 30 participants.
Madeira Wines can also be tasted in the Wine Lounge.
IVBAM will also promote two activities: Madeira Tranquilos wine tasting in the arrivals area of Madeira Airport, tomorrow and on the 1st of September from 2 pm to 5 pm.
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