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Vinho Verde tasting highlights top producers

Published:  08 June, 2012

Wines from 16 of Vinho Verde's top producers will be showcased at The Boys of Summer tasting on June 27 in London.

Taking place at Sugar Quay on Lower Thames Street (10.30am-4pm), the event will be the first time the UK trade can taste the winners from the Best of Vinho Verde Competition 2012 judged by an independent panel of international wine experts.

Visitors can also participate in a seminar demonstrating the quality and diversity of the region led by Portuguese Wine Writer of the Year 2010, Tom Cannavan.

Vinho Verde exports to the UK have risen continuously since 2008, up 17.5% in value to €1.48 million in 2011 and 28% in volume to 791,043 litres, according to the tasting's organisors.

The region has also seen a widespread renovation of vineyards with a renewed reliance on indigenous varieties such as Alvarinho, Loureiro and Trajadura.

To register for the tasting and for a full list of producers go to