Who will be "The Best Wines of Alentejo Sommelier in Brazil" 2019?
On February 14th, at the Mar d' Ar Muralhas Hotel in Évora, we will get to know "The Best Wines of AlentejoSommelier in Brazil", in which is the 7th edition of the contest that annually elects the new ambassador of the Wines of Alentejo in Brazil.

This year there are 8 competitors in the fight to occupy this place, which last year was conquered by Jean Stelmach, from Zahil Wines.

The 8 Brazilian finalists will arrive in Portugal on February 10th and will have the opportunity to take a real tour of the Alentejo, with exclusive tasting by the region, training sessions, wine tastings and, finally, a written, oral and practical test, where all the knowledge acquired will be put to the test. During this week, these specialists will contact some of the main Alentejo producers in order to experience the true Alentejo spirit and learn from the region's leading experts the secrets of Alentejo wine.

After this training period, the jury will decide which of the 8 competitors brings together the best capacities to represent Alentejo Wines in Brazil. This year the jury will be composed by Francisco Mateus, president of the CVR Alentejana, Alexandre Lalas, Brazilian journalist and wine critic and the sommelier Rodolfo Tristão.

For Francisco Mateus, President of the CVRA "this is an initiative that puts competitors in direct contact with Alentejo wines, with its history and with all the characteristics that make them unique. It is an opportunity that they have to exchange experiences with the professionals of the region and that translates into an unequaled experience. For us, this is a very important competition because this person will be our ambassador in Brazil, the person who will represent us and who will intensify the notoriety and positioning of our brand in the Brazilian market. "

This is an annual contest that the Wines of Alentejo promoted for the first time in 2014. It is an initiative that makes the relationship between the Alentejo and Brazil even closer. Having been the country where the Alentejo Wines most exported in 2019, it is important to have professionals who know the specificities and characteristics of them.

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