About Portuguese Wines Inc.
The consumption of wine in Canada is increasing annually with the ever growing number of countries supplying the Canadian wine drinker.
The growth in supply is exposing the wine consumer to the distinct differences in wine production, “New World” and “Old World” being the greatest. Now we are seeing “Single grape varieties” versus “Blends” which are becoming more and more important in the market place.
Portugal, as a supplier of wine to the Canadian market, has not yet been a big player compared to some other European countries; The Portuguese are master wine makers and have been making wine since at least 2000B.C. and are predominantly known for their Port wines.
Although the wine industry in Portugal has continued to change and develop it has maintained its independence as far as its own grape varieties and blending are concerned. The grapes are not well known on the world stage but the wineries, in all regions, are focused on quality which has lead to a large expansion in production in the Alentejo region.
Many Canadians are familiar with Portugal and its long history but relatively few have been exposed to their quality wines. It is the BEST kept secret in the wine industry, but not for long.
The stakeholders of Portuguese Wines Inc. have spent an extensive amount of time in Portugal in order to find the best quality wines priced to suit the Canadian market. The enthusiastic and positive response to the wines has been very encouraging. Value for money for the quality is second to none!