Wines of Alentejo with carioca flavors and outdoors music at Rio de Janeiro

The cultural bridge between the lush Alentejo wine landscape and the colors of Rio's gastronomy is formed. The Wines of Alentejo event in the Downtown will bring 14 major producers and about 100 labels from Portugal's largest wine region to the central square of the open-air mall, in Barra da Tijuca, on September 13 and 14, Friday, at 4 pm at midnight; and Saturday from noon to midnight.
There will be two days of party with shows, chats, lectures and free admission, where the public can enjoy the soul of Wines of Alentejo, in glasses or bottles at promotional prices, and harmonize them with the dishes and snacks of some of the best bars. and city restaurants, including Portuguese delights. Purchasing the event cup for $20 will entitle you to a free first tasting of your choice.
To the delight of the ears, singer and songwriter Pedro Miranda, one of the biggest names in samba and the new generation of MPB, will perform the main show on Saturday. Carioca Rafael Garcia, singer who investigates the relationship between the songs of Brazil and Portugal, will play both days of the event. The entire public area, stage and exhibitors will be covered, ensuring protection in case of rain.
Wines of Alentejo in Downtown is an organization of Essência do Vinho and Revista de Vinhos, with the support of the Alentejo Regional Winegrowing Commission (CVRA), in partnership with Shopping Downtown and curated by journalists Alexandre Lalas, Juarez Becoza and Pedro Landim .


Wineries present:
Carmim - Reguengos / Cartuxa - Fundação Eugénio de Almeida / Casa Relvas / Comenda Grande / Cortes de Cima / Esporão / Herdade do Peso / Herdade dos Coteis / HMR - Docwine / João Portugal Ramos / José
Maria da Fonseca / Monte da Capela / Quinta do Zambujeiro / Vinhos Folha do Meio - Alto da Capela
To eat:
Aconchego Carioca / Alda Maria Doces Portugueses / Bar da Frente / Frederic De Maeyer Epicerie / La Carioca Cevicheria / Massa + Ella / Miam Miam / Mil Frutas / Pavão Azul / Queijo com Prosa / Velho Adonis
Concerts and lectures:
Friday, 13/09:
8 pm: Chat about Wines of Alentejo: wine tourism, gastronomy and sustainability. Maria Amelia Vaz da Silva, CVRA Marketing Director; Alexandre Lalas, journalist and wine critic; Luciana Fróes, gastronomy journalist; and Nuno Pires, director of Revista de Vinhos.
9 pm: Show with Rio musician Rafael Garcia: 'When samba meets fado'.
Saturday, 09/14:
16h: Lecture 'Arinto, the electricity of the Alentejo'. Learn more about the grape variety that lends freshness and tension to the Alentejo whites. With Alexandre Lalas.
18h: Lecture 'Elegance x Power: both sides of the Alentejo'. From the delicate to the robust. Understand why in Alentejo all styles meet. With Alexandre Lalas.
19h: Show with Rafael Garcia: 'When samba meets fado'.
21h: Samba and MPB show with the musician and singer Pedro Miranda.
Wines of Alentejo in the Downtown: Av. Das Américas, 500. Barra da Tijuca. September 13th and 14th. Friday from 16h to 0h; Saturday from 12h to 0h. Free entrance.
Vinhos do Alentejo 2022