Bairrada in Focus | February 2012      n°16
• The new direction of Wine Commission bets on the certification of Bairrada Wines
• Bairrada Route Association launches portal online
• Wine Magazine gives Quinta das Bágeiras an Excellence Award
The new direction of Wine Commission bets on the certification of Bairrada Wines

Increasing the certification of wines of the region of Bairrada is one of the priorities of the new leaders of Bairrada Wine Commission (CVB). This commission took office on the last 23rd of February in a ceremony held in the Wine Museum of Bairrada in Anadia.
José Pedro Soares said in his speech that the "certification of products leads to a significant advantage." The new president of the CVB believes that "Bairrada is starting a new cycle today." Having "a lot of work to do" it is necessary "to turn difficulties into opportunities with the contribution of all the ones who want to help."
Fernando Castro, President of the General Council, considers that the " Bairrada has to face enormous challenges as a demarcated region". Bairrada wants to collaborate "in the reorganization of the wine-producing sector process." The goal is to "assume an intervention role, but we want to be sure that the designation of origin of our wines is guaranteed and we do not want to be discriminated."
The General Council has now 12 members, six appointed by the various associations representing the trade sector and six others appointed by the various associations and organizations representing the production sector.
José Pedro Soares will be the president of the Direction; Alexandrino Amorim will represent the trade sector, and Victor Damião the production sector.
Victor Simoes (statutory auditor) will be the unique auditor and Fernando Castro will assume the presidency of the General Council.
Bairrada Route Association launches portal online

Bairrada Portal was officially known in February 15 at a presentation in the Bairrada Space in Curia. This portal aims to publicize and promote the region of Bairrada. It is an important tool, which includes the region's tourism offer based on its excelent food and wine, has a strong technological component and allows the visitor to know Bairrada, since the visit to the cellars and wineries, their wines, cultural heritage and nature, among other resources.
The portal has only information in the Portuguese language, but soon other versions in English, Spanish and French will appear.
This project was developed by M&A Digital, and it is part of the Stimulation Program of Bairrada, financed by FEDER under the Regional Operational Programme 2007-2013 QREN.
The Bairrada Portal is available here.
Wine Magazine gives Quinta das Bágeiras an Excellence Award

This magazine distinguished in February, 10 the" Best of the Year" reporting to 2011. The ceremony, known as "The Oscars of Wine in Portugal", was held at Campo Pequeno (Lisbon).
The Wine Magazine honored the Top 127 Wines of Portugal and awarded Excellence Awards to 30 others, among which the Quinta das Bágeiras Bairrada White Wine 2009. As for the best in each region, speaking of sparkling wines, with roots in Bairrada, the list includes Luís Pato, Formal Vineyard, white sparkling wine 2009 and Quinta da Mata Fidalga, Personal Reserve, white sparkling wine 2006.
In the section devoted to Bairrada there are three wines from Adega Campolargo: CC Campolargo Bairrada 2008 red / white Campolargo Bairrada Bical 2009/2010 Campolargo Bairrada white; two owned by Quinta de Baixo: Quinta de Baixo Bairrada Great Choice 2008 red / Farm Low Bairrada Private Collection red 2007, and still the Quinta das Bágeiras Bairrada red Wine 2004 and the Quinta das Baceladas Bairrada red 2007.
Note also that XO brandy 40 years old Alliance, Alliance Wines of Portugal, is part of the winners in the Brandy category.
In addition to rewarding the best nectars, Wine Magazine also noted personalities and institutions in the field of wines and food that differed in 2011. The Adega Cooperativa of Cantanhede was awarded the prize "Cooperative of the Year."
Next Events
10th March
In the city of Anadia will take place the 9th edition of the Rally Museu do Vinho Bairrada.
Comissão Vitivinícola da Bairrada
Avenida Engenheiro Tavares da Silva
3780-203 Anadia
231 510 180
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