The Portuguese are taking a leaf out of the Australians' book (see the Great Australian Wine Experience) and are holding a consumer version of their trade tasting on the evening of March 27 at Lords Cricket Ground in London NW8. Buying a ticket will help Comic Relief.
Portuguese table wines are some of the world's most distinctive (see articles listed below), thanks to the country's array of characterful indigenous grape varieties and I can recommend that anyone with an interest in wine but ignorance of Portugal should remedy this as soon as possible. Eighty producers will be showing their wares from a country that won more trophies than ever before in the 2006 International Wine Challenge.
TICKETS: £10 each (£5 concessions) and a proportion of the ticket price goes to Wine Relief.
Buy them online from www.ticketweb.co.uk
By telephone on +44 (0)8700 600100
or send a cheque to Judy Kendrick Marketing
Four Lanes End
Cheshire SY14 8BL
PLACE: Lords Cricket Ground
St Johns Wood
London NW8 8QN
TIME: 6-8pm, Tuesday March 27 2007