Bairrada in FocusOctober 2011       n°12
• Aliança Sparkling wine awarded a prize in the contest Escolha da Imprensa 2011 (Choice of the Press 2011)
• Debate on the development of enotourism in the Bairrada
• Quinta das Bágeiras in the"Top 100 Wineries" of the magazine Wine & Spirits
• Terreiro do Paço dedicates a week to the Leitão da Bairrada
Aliança Sparkling wine awarded a prize in the contest Escolha da Imprensa 2011 (Choice of the Press 2011)

The winners of the contest Escolha da Imprensa 2011, integrated in the Encontro com o Vinho e Sabores ( Encounter of Wine and Taste), were made known. On the 25th the best wines according to a panel of 22 media professional were chosen. The blind tasting took place in the York Hotel in Lisbon. Among the wines chosen there is one from the Bairrada Region.
The best wine in each category received the prize Grande Escolha da Imprensa (Great Choice of the Press) while those that followed were awarded the prize Escolha da Imprensa (Choice of the Press) In the category Sparkling Wines we may find the Aliança Bairrada Vintage 200, produced by Aliança Vinhos de Portugal, that was awarded the prize Escolha da Imprensa (Choice of the Press).
Debate on the development of enotourism in the Bairrada

The seminar Oportunidade e Desafios para o Desenvolvimento e Promoção Turística da Região da Bairrada (Oportunity and Challenges Faced by Tourism Development and Promotion in the Bairrada Region) organized by the Associação Rota da Bairrada took place on the 19th in the Hotel Moliceiro in Aveiro. This event is integrated in the Programa de Dinamização da Bairrada financed by the FRDER and included in the Programa Operacional Regional do Centro 2007-2013 QREN.
This was an opportunity to discuss and share experiences about the development of enotourism and counted with the participation of experts and researchers in the areas of tourism, hotel industry and enology.
The seminar was divided into three workshops that dealt with distinctive contents and informative situations.
Quinta das Bágeiras in the"Top 100 Wineries" of the magazine Wine & Spirits

The Quinta das Bageiras is one of the "Top 100 Wineries" of the magazine Wine & Spirits. For products from this company, situated in the Bairrada Region, are in the presented "Top-Scoring Wines"
The Quinta das Bágeiras, propriety of Mário Sérgio Nuno, is one of the Portuguese wine cellars to enter the group of the 100 chosen. During the year 2011 more than 10.600 different wines were tasted to reach the selection of the 100 "Wineries of the Year".
The four wines from Quinta das Bageiras referred to in the "Top-Scoring Wines are all certified Bairrada wines - the branco 1994, the Garrafeira branco 2004, the Garrafeira tinto 2005 and the Garrafeira Tinto 2004.
The "Top 100 Wineries" can be accessed here. The article dedicated to Quinta das Bageiras can be seen here.
Terreiro do Paço dedicates a week to the Leitão da Bairrada

The restaurant Terreiro do Paço in Lisbon is paying a tribute to the 7 Wonders of the Portuguese Gastronomy that were selected last September. During 6 weeks the winners will be the centre of all attentions.
In the 4th week, from the 7th to the 12th November, the Leitão da Bairrada (Roast suckling pig from Bairrada) will be standing in its traditional or more modern versions.
 
Next Events
26 Nov 2011
Big Chapter of Confraria dos Enófilos da Bairrada, on Palace Hotel do Bussaco.
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3780-203 Anadia
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