Last 1st of December we hosted the 2011 edition of the Adegga Wine Market in Lisbon and – boy, oh, boy – we had so much fun!
We spent months preparing for a unique event, after all this was the 3rd edition of the Wine Market and we wanted it to be special. And it was. More than 900 wine lovers showed up to taste and buy wines from 35 wine producers.
Words cannot describe the feeling of the event but this video does a really good job.
The Official Wine List of the Wine Market contains the impressive list of great Portuguese wines (and some examples from other countries) that were available at the event.
The Premium Room
This year we wanted to give wine lovers a chance to taste some special Portuguese wines. For that we created the Premium Room and curated an impressive list of Premium Portuguese Wines including 7 Ports (and a very special Ferreira Porto Vintage 1863!) and 9 Top Reds all presented by a top notch Portuguese Sommelier (Manuel Moreira). It was a unique tasting.
We love getting feedback! We’re chuffed to bits with all the emails and Facebook and Twitter messages that you guys have sent us. Thank you. Do keep updating the Facebook event page with your messages.
Lots of good articles have also been written about the Wine Market (this time in Portuguese). Thank you Ricardo Bernardo, Pingus Vinicus, Carlos Janeiro (also a special on the Premium Room), Rui Barradas Pereira, Ema Martins, Nuno Monteiro and Ricardo Oliveira and Jorge Nunes for all your feedback.
Adegga has lots of special friends and supporters from around the world. This year we invited Luiz Alberto, Onne Wan, Caroline Henry and Roger Kolbu to attend the Adegga Wine Market and share with us their view on the event and the wines.
Here are their opinions and wine recommendations from the event:
- Luiz Alberto is a MW (Master of Wine) student and a US wine importer.
He wrote a post about the Wine Market and his wine recommendations from the event..
- Onne Wan, is a Wine Professional, Sommelier, Wine blogger and Rock Star. She’s studying for her WSET diploma.
Her post is Adegga Wine Market 2011 and tasting @ Sala Premium
- Caroline Henry (aka MissinWine) is a Wine Marketing Consultant, a Certified Sommelier, Wine Judge and a Wine Blogger. She has written a comprehensive opinion of the Wine Market: Lessons learned at the Adegga Wine Market 2011
- Roger Kolbu is a long time wine (and beer) fan. He’s the webmaster Aperitif Norway.
His wine recommendations & great photos are here: Adegga Wine Market 2011
Ricardo Bernardo spent the event capturing some amazing photos from the event and posting them on Facebook. You can now see the full album here. Luiz Alberto has taken some really nice photos of his favorite labels.
Last, but oh so definitely not least. A big thank you to all the people who have helped us host such a great event.. Thank you most of all to our friends and volunteers who tirelessly helped us before, during and after the event. We love you too.
A big thank you also to the producers and their amazing wines for supporting us!
Now it’s time to celebrate and enjoy some wine! Here’s to a fantastic 2012 full of great wines!